Document Type : Original Article


1 Young Researchers Club, Yasuj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yasuj, Iran

2 Department of Natural Resources, University of Yasuoj, Yasuoj, Iran

3 Department of Plant Production Faculty of Agriculture Nishabur,Mashhad, Iran

4 Islamic Azad University, Yasuoj Branch, Yasuoj, Iran


In order to evaluate cardinal temperatures and optimum thermal range of germination of three medicinal plants including Thymus transcaspicus, Foeniculum vulgare and  Calligonumjunceum  an experiment was conducted in a Completely Randomized Design with three replications. Therefore, this experiment was conducted to study of the seed germination characteristics to temperature. The we used three medicinal plants with 9 fixed temperatures ( 50C, 100C, 150C, 200C, 250C ,300C, 350C, 400C and 450C) as factorial experiment in the growth chamber. The results showed that the effect of these crops, temperature and their interactions on germination characteristics were significant.  The basic, optimum and maximum temperatures were 1.4, 29.93, and 44.66 for Thymus transcaspicus, 3.33, 21.35 and 42.54 for Foeniculum vulgare and 5.23, 33.60 and 45 for Calligonum  junceum.