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Native Roadside Wildflowers in Rural Areas: Developing Best Management Practices for Establishment of Plantings by Seed and Enhancement of Naturally-Occurring Populations
December 2008 – Jeff Norcini, Sandra Wilson, Deborah Miller
The main goal of this study was to determine the effects of competition and mowing on native wildflower establishment on road-side right-of-ways (ROWs) dominated by bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum). The species were Flordia ecotypes of Coreopsis lanceolata, C. leavenworthii, Gaillardia puchella, and Ipomopsis rubra. Bahiagrass competition was the main factor limiting establishment of wildflowers under simulated ROW conditions.
Publication type: Report
Suggested citation: Norcini, Jeffrey G., Wilson, Sandra B., & Miller, Deborah L. (Dec 2008). Native Roadside Wildflowers in Rural Areas: Developing Best Management Practices for Establishment of Plantings by Seed and Enhancement of Naturally-Occurring Populations. Final Report: FDOT Contract No. BD545-26 University of Florida/IFAS
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Keywords: native wildflower, native form, establishment, bahiagrass, weed competition, site preparation, roadside, wildflowers, seed, enhancement, rural
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