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RESEARCH LITERATURE

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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Effects of Fire Season and Herbivory on Reproductive Success in a Clonal Forb, Pityopsis graminifolia

Author(s): J. S. Brewer and W. J. Platt

Month: Sep
Year: 1994

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Journal of Ecology
Volume: 82
Issue: 3
Pages: 665-675

Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Germination,Phenology
Research Setting(s): Sandhill,Longleaf pine

Species Referenced: Pityopsis graminifolia (Narrowleaf silkgrass),

Abstract

Pityopsis gramninifolia flowering was positively affected by fire and canopy/litter removal, and varied by the season in which treatments were applied. Flowering was greatest following growing season fires (May and August), at which time bud herbivory was also reduced. Seedling survival was also greater following May fires.

Suggested Citation

J. S. Brewer and W. J. Platt. "Effects of Fire Season and Herbivory on Reproductive Success in a Clonal Forb, Pityopsis graminifolia." Journal of Ecology 82.3 (1994): 665-675.

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