Dispersal and re-establishment of Silaum silaus (L.) in floodplain grassland

  • Published source details Bischoff A. (2000) Dispersal and re-establishment of Silaum silaus (L.) in floodplain grassland. Basic and Applied Ecology, 1, 125-131.


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Plant grassland plants

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Grassland Conservation
  1. Plant grassland plants

    A study in 1998–1999 in a grassland restoration site near Holleben, Germany (Bischoff 2000) found that transplanted pepper saxifrage Silaum silaus plants spread to adjacent grassland, and 44% of new seedlings survived over four months. During the year following transplantation, new seedlings emerged up to 4.5 m from transplanted pepper saxifrage plants, although the majority (74%) were recorded within 1.5 m. Forty new seedlings were monitored with 44% surviving for at least four months after germination. In 1998, fifteen pepper saxifrage plants with almost ripe seeds were transplanted to the centre of each of four 10-m2 plots within a floodplain. The site was managed with grazing and cutting. In May and July 1999, new seedlings were recorded within 50 x 0.25 m2 quadrats positioned in circles at distances of 1–5 m around each transplant. Ten seedlings in each of the four plots were marked and survival was recorded every 3–4 weeks in May–September 1999.


    (Summarised by: Anna Berthinussen)

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