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A call for desert seeds!!

PostPosted: January 11th, 2018, 6:12 pm
by xBekix

I'm currently a Ph.D. student in Utah. My project involves a lot of seeds to look at the seed and seedling preferences of rodent communities in burned vs unburned areas of the Great Basin a Mojave deserts. I'm halfway done with my data collection, however, I am starting to run low on some seeds, particularly invasive seeds that can't be bought, and other hard to find seeds. If anyone knows of any way I can get more of the following seeds, I will be very grateful:

Great Basin seeds
Halogeton Gloneratus
Ceratocephala testiculata - Burr Buttercup
Alysium allysoides
Elymus elymoides - Squirreltail

Mojave Desert Seeds
Bromus tectorum - Cheatgrass (a different genotype to the kind found in the Great Basin)
Bromus rubens - Red Brome
Schismus arabicus - Arabian Schismus
Erodium circutarium - Red stem stork's bill
Yucca brevifolia - Joshua tree

I'm ideally looking at trying to get approximately 15,000 individual seeds of each species, but if you know of somewhere that has less, especially of the less common ones like Joshua trees, I would still be grateful for the information.

Here is my email address if you would like to contact me directly:


Re: A call for desert seeds!!

PostPosted: January 21st, 2018, 1:29 pm
by BioWizard
Sounds like a cool project, xBekix. Are you creating a genetic bank of your seeds? Best of luck with your dissertation.

Re: A call for desert seeds!!

PostPosted: January 25th, 2018, 8:46 pm
by xBekix
Thanks! No, I'm not creating a genetic bank, although that would be a cool project. I'm growing seedlings and trying to figure out which plant species the native rodent community like to eat. It's all in regards to plant re-establishment following a desert wildfire.