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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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Geographic variation in flowering responses to fire and season of clipping in a fire-adapted plant

Author(s): J. S. Brewer

Month: Jul
Year: 2008

Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Midland Naturalist
Volume: 160
Issue: 1
Pages: 235-249

Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Ecotype,Phenology
Research Setting(s): Forest,Pine

Species Referenced: Pityopsis graminifolia (Narrowleaf silkgrass),

Abstract

Flowering of Pityopsis graminifolia was stimulated by prescribed fires during the different lightning season in two different Georgia habitats (oak forest and longleaf pine savanna). Populations from northern Georgia were more likely to flower in unburned plots than in southern populations. These differences persisted in common garden studies indicating genetic differentiation between populations. Flowering was also enhanced more by clipping during peak droughts compared to other times of the year.

Suggested Citation

J. S. Brewer. "Geographic variation in flowering responses to fire and season of clipping in a fire-adapted plant." American Midland Naturalist 160.1 (2008): 235-249.

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