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Seed Collections

The objective of collecting these seeds is to obtain additional collections to secure representation throughout each species' range of occurrence. The additional collections will allow for a thorough evaluation and selection of potential ecotypes in the future. Once adequate collections from representative locations in Montana and Wyoming are made, these species will be seeded in Initial Evaluation Plantings to determine their suitability for conservation plantings and commercial seed production. For assistance with identification, visit the web pages in the following list.

Species needing 2014 seed collection

Riverbank grape
  • riverbank grape Vitis riparia (VIRI)
    Continued collection of Vitis berries in early fall and wood cuttings from November through February requested from all Montana counties.
Legumes
Bluebunch wheatgrass
  • bluebunch wheatgrass Pseudoroegneria spicata (PSSPS) on the Plants Database
    Seed collection of bluebunch wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata) requested from the following counties:
    Montana Counties
    Beaverhead
    Blaine
    Carter
    Cascade
    Chouteau
    Daniels
    Fallon
    Fergus
    Flathead
    Glacier
    Golden Valley
    Lincoln
    McCone
    Mineral
    Park
    Petroleum
    Phillips
    Powell
    Richland
    Roosevelt
    Sheridan
    Silver Bow
    Stillwater
    Treasure
    Wheatland
    Wyoming Counties
    Albany
    Campbell
    Converse
    Crook
    Fremont
    Goshen
    Laramie
    Lincoln
    Natrona
    Niobrara
    Park
    Platte
    Sheridan
    Sublette
    Teton
    Uinta
    Weston

Field offices should record all site information on Plant Collection Information forms (NRCS-ECS-580) and use grocery sacks, etc. for actual collection - Collect Large Samples! (30 to 40 grams, 1+ oz.) To facilitate testing, the PMC needs at least 30 grams of seed. For details on collection procedures see:

The following form is available in Adobe Reader format. For best results save the form to your computer before filling in or printing. If you encounter any problems with the file provided on this page, please contact Technical Resources at 406-587-6822.
 

Send seed collections to:

USDA NRCS Plant Materials Center
98 South River Road
Bridger, Montana 59014-9514