Did you know you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone?
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.
Manipulating the abundance of natural enemies in ornamental landscapes with floral resource plants
Author(s): E. J. Rebek, C. S. Sadof and L. M. Hanks
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Biological Control
Article Topic(s): Pathology
Research Setting(s): Field
Species Referenced: Coreopsis verticillata (Threadleaf coreopsis),
AbstractEvaluates the use of floral resource plants to attract natural enemies for biological control. Floral resource plants included Coreopsis verticillata L. var. 'Moonbeam,' and Solidago canadensis L. var. 'Golden Baby.' The number of natural enemies was generally higher in plots with the resource plants; this effect was attributed to the vegetative rather than the floral qualities of the plants.
Suggested CitationE. J. Rebek, C. S. Sadof and L. M. Hanks. "Manipulating the abundance of natural enemies in ornamental landscapes with floral resource plants." Biological Control 33.2 (2005): 203-216.