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Do some seeds such as Holly and Dogwood need to go through a birds digestive system before they can germinate?


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Some seeds have better germination success when scarified such as when passing through the digestive system of an animal.

https://wiki.umn.edu/twiki/bin/view/FR_3104_5104/ScarifiCation

Sincerely,

Anthony R. Brach
Missouri Botanical Garden
c/o Harvard Univ. Herbaria



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