When roadside wildflower planting projects began, it became apparent that little was known about how to grow and establish wildflowers. This clear need for research led to creation of the wildflower state license tag, with the Florida Wildflower Foundation to administer generated funds.
The Wildflower Literature Survey was funded by the Florida Wildflower Foundation in 2010 to provide a collection of existing research on Florida's wildflowers. Dr. Anne Frances reviewed literature for almost 290 Florida plant species to bring you the most relevant citations for increasing and protecting Florida’s native wildflowers. The Foundation will continue to augment this collection to include recent studies and information on more species.
Here you will find a growing collection of scientific articles on Florida's native wildflowers. The wildflowers included are commonly occurring plants that are commercially available or used in restoration projects.
To find articles about a specific species, select it from the drop down list and click "search now!" You will see general information with links for more species information. Articles related to the selected plant will be listed below.
To list articles related to an interest area, type in a search term, and/or select from a list of research settings and topics.
When you click an article title you will see a short summary and bibliographic information. (Click the title again to close the listing.) Links to the article itself (DOI or JSTOR) or the journal (WorldCat or the journal link) are provided when available. Access to the full text will depend on the article's copyright restrictions and institutional or other access you may have.
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