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Lammas Shoots in Nurseries and Plantations

Lammas shoots are shoots that resume growth, or “flush”, after budset in some woody temperate zone plants during the late summer. The name refers to Lammas day (August 1), which is the Celtic harvest festival (Wikipedia 2012a). This type of shoot growth is also known as second flushing (Kohnmann and Johnsen 1997), or summer shoots (Rikala 1992). Lammas growth was first documented by Theophrastus, a Greek contemporary of Artistotle who is considered to be the father of botany (Roth and Newton 1996).

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Author(s): Thomas D. Landis

Publication: Forest Nursery Notes - 2012 Winter - 2012 Winter Forest Nursery Notes Publication by Article