|Pretty flowers reminiscent of garden Lantana, but not closely related!|
Rick Karban and I are doing a project at Bodega on Abronia latifolia and I thought it'd be nice to have some in the lab for a future experiment. I poked about and found that others had some success using various methods: cold stratification, scarification with sandpaper, a ripe apple as a source of ethylene. Others just expressed frustration. I tried the apple, sandpaper and cold stratification without any success.
|The cool, weird mine of Lithariapteryx abroniaeella, a mining caterpillar common on A. latifolia at Bodega.|
|A sand-verbena living up to its name.|