Did you know you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone?
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.
The response of understory herbaceous plants to nitrogen fertilization in forests of different land-use history
Author(s): J. M. Fraterrigo, S. M. Pearson and M. G. Turner
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Forest Ecology and Management
Article Topic(s): Establishment methods,Fertilizer,Nutrients,Restoration
Research Setting(s): Forest
Species Referenced: Arisaema triphyllum (Jack in the pulpit),
AbstractThe response of 6 forest species (Arisaema triphyllum, Cimicifuga racemosa, Disporum lanuginosum, Osmorhiza spp.. Polygonatum spp., and Prenanthes altissima) to nitrogen addition was studied in plots of differing agricultural histories (formerly agricultural or never agricultural) in western North Carolina. A significant interaction of agricultural history and fertilization was detected for 3 species. The results suggest that forests on formerly cultivated lands may have suboptimal nitrogen levels for the re-establishment of all historic plant taxa.
Suggested CitationJ. M. Fraterrigo, S. M. Pearson and M. G. Turner. "The response of understory herbaceous plants to nitrogen fertilization in forests of different land-use history." Forest Ecology and Management 257.10 (2009): 2182-2188.