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Patterns of differentiation in wiregrass (Aristida beyrichiana): Implications for restoration efforts

Author(s): D. R. Gordon and K. J. Rice

Month: Jun
Year: 1998

Journal: Restoration Ecology
Volume: 6
Issue: 2
Pages: 166-174

Article Topic(s): Ecotype,Genetics,Provenance,Restoration
Research Setting(s): Garden

Species Referenced: Aristida beyrichiana (Beyrich threeawn),


Evaluates genetic differences among populations of Aristida stricta var. beyrichiana collected from central and northern Florida. Seeds were collected from populations that included gradients of soils, hydrology, and temperature. Reciprocal seed transplants were grown in common gardens. Results indicated significant population differences in a number of factors measuring growth, flowering, and seed production. Results did not detect local adaptation to home site. The authors recommend that restoration efforts involving this species use local seed sources from sites with similar moisture and soil conditions.

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D. R. Gordon and K. J. Rice. "Patterns of differentiation in wiregrass (Aristida beyrichiana): Implications for restoration efforts." Restoration Ecology 6.2 (1998): 166-174.

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