Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ant Chat 38 Woodland Poppy Seeds


Woodland Poppy, Stylophorum diphyllum, is a much cheaper and easier to grow plant than Trilliums. They're sold more readily by native plant nurseries, produce more flowers per plant than Trilliums do, and start setting seed in late May. I highly recommend them for anyone wanting to see the ant seed dispersal behavior or is generally looking for a nice spring blooming shade plant.

Aphaenogaster rudis = loved them.
Nylanderia flavipes = loved them but not as much as Trillium seeds.

Crematogaster cerasi = mehhh.
Camponotus nearcticus = mehhh.

Camponotus pennsylvanicus = didn't want anything to do with them.
Temnothorax sp. = didn't want anything to do with them.