Stimulation of Growth and Development of Celosia argentea L. by Crude Extracts of Senna alata (L.) Roxb

  • I O Agbagwa
  • F A Onofeghara
  • S I Mensah


The effects of different concentrations of Senna alata crude water extracts on the germination, growth and flowering of Celosia argentea were studied. All concentrations of this extract induced a consistent decrease in absolute percentage and rate of germination, and inhibited radical elongation in Celosia argentea. Earliness in flowering and overall increase in height was obtained from seedlings sprayed with 750/0 C and 100% C crude water extracts.

(Journal of Applied Sciences & Environmental Management: 2003 7(1): 9-14)

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