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Using local seeds in prairie restoration - data support the paradigm
Author(s): D. J. Gustafson, D. J. Gibson and D. L. Nickrent
Journal: Native Plants Journal
Journal Link: http://npj.uwpress.org/
Article Topic(s): Ecotype,Genetics,Competition,Seed source
Research Setting(s): Prairie
Species Referenced: Andropogon gerardii (Big bluestem),
AbstractSummarizes several studies on the genetics of and competition among Andropogon gerardii, Sorghastrum nutans, and Dalea purpurea from remnant and restored prairies. Seed source affected genetics of populations and plant performance. Genetic diversity was not linked to population size. Although non-local and cultivar grass seeds are more readily available, local seeds are recommended for restoration activities.
Suggested CitationD. J. Gustafson, D. J. Gibson and D. L. Nickrent. "Using local seeds in prairie restoration - data support the paradigm." Native Plants Journal 6.1 (2005): 25-28.
Article LinksISSN: 1522-8339