Migration of an annual myrmecochore: a four year experiment with Melampyrum pratense L.

  title={Migration of an annual myrmecochore: a four year experiment with Melampyrum pratense L.},
  author={Thilo Heinken},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
A seed sowing experiment was conducted in a mixed secondary woodland on acidic soils in NE Germany with Melampyrum pratense, an annual ant-dispersed forest herb which lacks a natural population in the study area, but is abundant in similar habitats. Each set of 300 seeds was sown within one square metre at three sites in 1997, and the development of the populations was recorded from 1998 onward. Additionally, seed fall patterns were studied in a natural population by means of adhesive cardboard… CONTINUE READING
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