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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


Graduate Studies

First Advisor

Anne Funkhouser

First Committee Member

Dale McNeal

Second Committee Member

Lee Christianson


Because Asclepias fascicularis is found on both serpentine and non-serpentine soils in California and because it was reported to accumulate sodium, this study was initiated to establish the degree of accumulation of this ion in these two soil types. Two other species, Asclepias speciosa Torr. and Asclepias cordifolia (Benth.) Jeps. were included to determine if this characteristic of accumulation occurs in other members of this genus.



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