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The life of a fire-adapted Florida goldenrod, Solidago odora var. chapmanii

Author(s): E. S. Menges and R. B. Root

Month: Jan
Year: 2004

Journal: American Midland Naturalist
Volume: 151
Issue: 1
Pages: 65-78

Article Topic(s): Disturbance, Morphology, Phenology
Research Setting(s): Scrub

Species Referenced: Solidago odora (Anisescented goldenrod),


Reports on a 10 year study of Solidago odora var. chapmanii population dynamics in Florida scrub habitat that experiences frequent fire. Flowering was concentrated during the first 2 years after fires; repeated burns increased density and flowering. Increases in density were mostly due to resprouting and clonal spread rather than seedling recruitment.

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E. S. Menges and R. B. Root. "The life of a fire-adapted Florida goldenrod, Solidago odora var. chapmanii." American Midland Naturalist 151.1 (2004): 65-78.

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