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Cardopatium Juss. has only one species. Cardopatium corymbosum. It is a perennial herb belonging to the Asteraceae. In this study germination of C. corymbosum have been investigated. The germination experiments were carried out in petri dishes and seedling starter trays and effects of different treatments on germination percentage observed. In germination experiments in petri dishes, best germination rate was obtained in the capitulums kept in 10 ppm GA3 for 24 hours. In the seedling starter trays, highest germination rate was determined in the seeds kept in water for 12 and 24 hours and sown in 1:1 perlite and peat media. The best results were obtained in GA3 experiments. The rate of germination in the seeds without capitulum is higher than those surrounded by capitulum. The plants which germinate in saline media in petridishes are generally healthier than other applications. It has also been determined that C. corymbosum species also have a high germination percentage in saline environments.
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