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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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C3 woody plant expansion in a C4 grassland: Are grasses and shrubs functionally distinct

Author(s): J. K. McCarron and A. K. Knapp

Month: Oct
Year: 2001

Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Volume: 88
Issue: 10
Pages: 1818-1823

Article Topic(s): Competition,Water
Research Setting(s): Tallgrass prairie,Savanna

Species Referenced: Prunus americana (American plum),

Abstract

Examines resource use of C3 woody plants (including Prunus americana) and C4 grassland species (including Andropogon gerardii) to determine similarity of functional roles. The woody plants were not functional equivalents of the C4 grasses but neither were they completely distinct in terms of resource use.

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J. K. McCarron and A. K. Knapp. "C3 woody plant expansion in a C4 grassland: Are grasses and shrubs functionally distinct." American Journal of Botany 88.10 (2001): 1818-1823.

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