Growth trajectories and size-dependent reproduction in the highly invasive grass Microstegium vimineum

  title={Growth trajectories and size-dependent reproduction in the highly invasive grass Microstegium vimineum},
  author={Gregory Paul Cheplick},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
To better understand the ecological and evolutionary processes that underlie the ability of invasive plants to colonize and spread in a region, basic data on quantitative genetic variation in growth and reproduction of plants from contrasting microsites are desirable. The annual grass Microstegium vimineum is an invasive colonizer of the herbaceous layer in forests of the eastern United States. This greenhouse study utilized seeds collected from maternal plants in a shady forest or sunny edge… CONTINUE READING
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