In mild-winter areas, sow seeds of spring-blooming natives such as baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii
), California poppies, Chinese houses (Collinsia heterophylla), farewell-to-spring (Clarkia amoena), and owl's clover just as fall rains start.
Florivory affects pollinator visitation and female fitness in Nemophila menziesii
. Oecologia, 155:729-737.
Try sunflowers, calendula, Californian poppy, Linum, Agrostemma, Nasturtium, Limnanthese, Cosmodium, Nigella, Virginian stock, Gaillardia, gypsophila elegans, Lavatera trimestris, Lychnis viscaria, night scented stock, Nemophila menziesii
, candytuft, Godetia, Convolvulus tricolor, clarkia and cornflower.
(1998) evaluated five traits in a natural population of Nemophila menziesii
Try also the so-called baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii
) and the more exotic poached egg flower (Limnanthes douglasii), golden rod (Solidago), stone crop (Sedum), sunflowers, lavender, French and African marigolds (Tagates), and gaillardia.
(1997) obtained estimates of specific causal components relevant to maternal inheritance for seed weight in Nemophila menziesii
. They found substantial maternal additive genetic variance and a positive direct-maternal additive [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 2 OMITTED] genetic covariance resulting in predicted accelerated responses to selection as a result of maternal inheritance.
For example, Platenkamp and Shaw (1993) emphasized the role of interspecific competition on dormancy and post-germination success in the annual Nemophila menziesii
. For Lesquerella, water availability is clearly of major importance.
Recent work on Nemophila menziesii
has also shown that damage to flowers can induce increased resistance to florivory later in the season (McCall, 2006).