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From horticultural plantings into wild populations: movement of pollen and genes in Lobelia cardinalis
Author(s): L. M. K. Johnson and L. F. Galloway
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Plant Ecology
Article Topic(s): Ecotype,Provenance,Genetics,Pollination
Research Setting(s): Garden
Species Referenced: Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower),
AbstractAssesses gene and pollen flow in Lobelia cardinalis from horticultural planting to wild populations. Pollen from 1 km away resulted in 25-50% fruit set. The type of pollen also affected the percentage of offspring from non-local sources. The article indicates that pollen movement from horticultural plantings into native populations is possible.
Suggested CitationL. M. K. Johnson and L. F. Galloway. "From horticultural plantings into wild populations: movement of pollen and genes in Lobelia cardinalis." Plant Ecology 197.1 (2008): 55-67.