Growth Increment Patterns in the Roots of Two Alpine Forbs Growing in the Center and at the Periphery of a Snowbank

@inproceedings{Dietz2004GrowthIP,
  title={Growth Increment Patterns in the Roots of Two Alpine Forbs Growing in the Center and at the Periphery of a Snowbank},
  author={H. Dietz and G. von Arx and S. Dietz},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract Snowbanks are characteristic for many alpine areas and add considerably to the great variability of growth conditions in high mountain systems. We studied the long-term (5- to 9-yr) growth response of two alpine forbs, Pedicularis recutita and Cirsium spinosissimum, to the environmental conditions in the center and at the periphery of a snowbank in the Swiss Alps. For that we analyzed the growth increments (annual rings) in the roots or rhizomes of the plants. While for both species… Expand
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