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The Research Literature database was created and funded by the Florida Wildflower Foundation. Use the search features below to find scientific articles on native wildflowers that are commercially available or used in restoration projects.

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Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants: The Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants is a joint effort by the Institute for Systematic Botany, the University of South Florida and the Florida Center for Community Design + Research to provide users with a comprehensive searchable database of vascular plants in the State of Florida (

USDA PLANTS Database: The database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the United States and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines (

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (NPIN): The network's goal is to assemble and disseminate information that encourages the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes throughout North America (

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Article Link (DOI): The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) system assigns a unique, permanent link to journal articles. Clicking on the link will open a new page with the journal article. Access to the full article will depend on the article's copyright restrictions and the institutional or other access of the user; however, the abstract and author's email address are usually accessible free of charge. You can also search for the DOI by putting in front of the DOI and pasting it into a web browser. For example, if the DOI is 10.3159/07-RA-013.1, pasting in the address line of a web browser will bring up the article. See the DOI website for more information (

Article Link (JStor): This is a stable link to the article in JStor, which archives articles from hundreds of scientific journals. Many older articles (and some current articles) are archived in JStor. Access to the full article will depend on its copyright restrictions and the user's institutional or other access; however, the abstract and author's email address are usually accessible free of charge. See the JStor website for more information (

Link to WorldCat and ISSN: WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. It enables users to search the collections of thousands of libraries worldwide. The ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), the standardized international code, allows the identification of any serial publication. See the ISSN ( and World Cat ( websites for more information. Searching for the ISSN in WorldCat will bring up a list of libraries that carry that periodical. If you enter your zip code into WorldCat, the libraries will be listed by distance to the zip code.

Link to Journal Website: If there is no DOI or JStor link available, a link to the journal's website is provided.

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