|Title||Mineral nutrition and leaf longevity in Ledum palustre : The role of individual nutrients and the timing of leaf mortality|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1983|
|Keywords||nutrient levels D 04640 Other angiosperms|
The effects of fertilization on leaf longevity and leaf mortality in the Alaskan evergreen shrub, Ledum palustre (Ait.) Hult., were investigated in a field experiment. The results are consistent with previous research suggesting that one function of overwintering evergreen leaves is to serve as nutrient storage organs, a function that is superfluous when nutrient supplies for new growth can be obtained from current uptake.
|Short Title||Mineral nutrition and leaf longevity in Ledum palustre : The role of individual nutrients and the timing of leaf mortality|