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Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Chenopodiaceae
Family Common Name: Goose foot family
Scientific Name: Sarcobatus vermiculatus (Hook.) Torr.
Common Name: Greasewood
Species Code: SACVER
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Propagule Processing: Seed dormancy is physiological dormancy.Seeds are placed in cold stratification. Germination occurs at 10 C and 30D/20N C alternating temperature cycle.Germination was equal in light and dark.
References: Eddleman, L. E. (1979). Germination in black greasewood (Sarcobatus vermiculatus (Hook.) Torr.). Northw. Sci. 53, 289-294.
Sabo, D. G., Johnson, G. V., Martin, W. C. and Aldon, E. F. (1979). Germination requirements of 19 species of arid land plants. USDA For. Serv. Res. Pap. RM-210.Romo, J. T. and Haferkamp, M. R. (1987). Effects of osmotic potential, potassium chloride, and sodium chloride on germination of greasewood (Sarcobatus vermiculatus). Great Basin Nat. 47, 110-116.
Table 10.28 In: Baskin, C.J. and Baskin, J.M. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution in Dormancy and Germination, Academic Press, 1998. Chapter 10: A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Temperate and Arctic Zones, pages 331 to 458.

Baskin, Carol C.; Baskin, Jerry M. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of container Sarcobatus vermiculatus (Hook.) Torr. plants; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. 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.