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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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Establishment and management of native wildflowers on Florida roadsides and former pastures

Author(s): A. L. Frances

Year: 2008

Article Topic(s): Competition, Disturbance, Establishment methods, Herbicide
Research Setting(s): Agricultural, Field, Road

Species Referenced: Coreopsis lanceolata (Lanceleaf coreopsis), Gaillardia pulchella (Indian blanket),


This dissertation researches methods to establish and manage Florida native wildflowers on roadsides and former pastures dominated by Paspalum notatum (bahiagrass). Coreopsis lanceolata, C. leavenworthii, and Gaillardia pulchella establishment was limited by competition from P. notatum. Disturbing P. notatum prior to seeding resulted in greater establishment. Mowing frequency (at two times or six times per year) did not affect wildflower percent cover or seed bank density, perhaps because mowing was reduced during wildflower blooming and seed dispersal. The full dissertation can be downloaded from this link:

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A. L. Frances. "Establishment and management of native wildflowers on Florida roadsides and former pastures." Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Florida (2008).

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