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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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Susceptibility of cultivated native wildflowers to deer damage

Author(s): L. W. Degroote, H. K. Ober, J. H. Aldrich, J. G. Norcini, and G. W. Knox

Year: 2011

Volume: 10
Issue: 4
Pages: 761-771

Article Topic(s): Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Forest,Field

Species Referenced: Coreopsis gladiata (Coastal plain tickseed), Coreopsis integrifolia (Fringeleaf tickseed),


Evaluates the foraging preferences of white-tailed deer among 11 wildflower species native to south Georgia and north Florida. Deer preferred Coreopsis integrifolia, C. floridana, C. gladiata, and Rudbeckia fulgida compared to other species. Deer browsing reduced the height of all three Corepsis species and reduced the number of flowers of two of the three Coreopsis species. This article may provide useful information in selecting species for planting in areas with high deer populations.

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L. W. Degroote, H. K. Ober, J. H. Aldrich, J. G. Norcini, and G. W. Knox. "Susceptibility of cultivated native wildflowers to deer damage." Southeastern Naturalist 10.4 (2011): 761-771.

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ISSN: 1528-7092
DOI: 10.1656/058.010.0415

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