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Lindsay Springer
Lead Biological Science Technician - Greenhouse Manager
USDI NPS - Rocky Mountain National Park
1000 Highway 36
Estes Park, Colorado 80517-8397
(970) 586-1252
(970) 589-1392

Family Scientific Name: Poaceae
Scientific Name: Stipa viridula
Common Name: Green needle grass
Species Code: STVI4
Ecotype: Colorado, McLaren (98-064s), Twin Owls (98-098s), Endovalley (98-140s)
Propagation Goal: Seeds
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Propagules (seeds, cuttings, poles, etc.)
Propagule Collection: Seed cleaning technique: None necessary.

McLaren (98-064s) collected on 8/11/98; Twin Owls (98-098s) collected on 8/31/98; Endovalley (98-140s) collected on 10/3/98.

Growing Area Preparation/
Annual Practices for Perennial Crops:

Propagation Environment: Greenhouse, 65-70ºF day/55ºF night. Propagated under tent with misters set 8 am-8 pm, with 10 sec/15 min watering intervals. One week after germination, seedlings were moved to mister area without tent.
Germination media: Fafard Germinating Mix (superfine).
Growing media: Fafard Growing Mix 2.
Establishment Phase: Sowing/planting technique: Manually sown in 4x8 flat, lightly covered.
Time to germination: 8-12 days.
Establishment Phase: Uneven.
Time to potting: 3 weeks.

McLaren (98-064s) sowed 11/10/09; Twin Owls (98-098s) sowed 11/23/98; Endovalley (98-140s) sowed 12/8/98.

Harvesting, Storage and Shipping: Seed storage condition: Seed stored in the greenhouse.

Butler, Jennifer; Frieswyk, Christin. 2001. Propagation protocol for production of Stipa viridula seeds; USDI NPS - Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 2 September 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.