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Good Stuff @letemgrow .. !!!!!
It will be fun testing all these collections to check vigor/nutrient content. Here are some gama plants growing next to each other; however, the ones on the left are far lusher/greener than the ones on the right. I'll have to test ploidy and see if that's possibly the reason.

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This is one reason I like to collect as many specimens as I can.

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There used to be a handful of plants around the old bridge, and now they're all gone from the construction. The plants I used to collect from 10 years ago aren't nearly as prevalent now as then. The current land practices aren't promoting the spread of gama so it's #'s aren't increasing from what I see.
 

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I have some banks around new culverts to establish something on to hold soil. I may grab some seed out of a patch I know of.
 
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This is a seedling off the eastern gamagrass plant I have at the house with much broader blades than the rest of them. I’d say there’s a good chance it’s a tetraploid. It will produce identical copies of the original plant and is not cross pollinated like a diploid.

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Going to keep me eye on this one variety. I collected from all 24 specimens the same day and stored them all the same way. Each specimen was planted 4 to a row the same day this spring. This one variety, so far, is blowing the rest out of the water.

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