This is a request for seed lots of native Great Basin forbs to be used by the USFS National Seed Laboratory for development of seed testing protocols. Official seed testing protocols are needed to standardize procedures used at each seed testing laboratory and improve uniformity of results. Because the resulting protocols will be used for any collection of each species submitted to a laboratory, we would like to obtain collections from across the range of each species. At this point we are particularly interested in obtaining freshly harvested seed from wildland sites or agricultural seed fields, but stored seed would also be useful.
Details on species of interests, collections needed, and shipping are provided here.