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Importance of Seed and Microsite Limitation: Native Wildflower Establishment in Non-native Pasture
Author(s): A. L. Frances, C. R. Adams and J. G. Norcini
Journal: Restoration Ecology
Article Topic(s): Competition, Disturbance, Establishment methods, Herbicide, Irrigation, Restoration
Research Setting(s): Agricultural, Longleaf pine, Old field, Road
Species Referenced: Coreopsis lanceolata (Lanceleaf coreopsis),
AbstractResearches methods of establishing Coreopsis lanceolata in a former pasture in Florida. Disturbing the extant vegetation (Paspalum notatum, bahiagrass) with glyphosate prior to seeding resulting in the greatest establishment of C. lanceolata. Seeding C. lanceolata at 600 live seeds per meter squared resulted in high levels of establishment, but only when the bahiagrass was disturbed prior to seeding.
Suggested CitationA. L. Frances, C. R. Adams and J. G. Norcini. "Importance of Seed and Microsite Limitation: Native Wildflower Establishment in Non-native Pasture." Restoration Ecology 18.6 (2010): 944-953.