Wildflowers are disappearing throughout the world. It’s urgent that we discover what they need to thrive. To do this, the Foundation conducts horticultural research and assists students studying wildflowers.
Weeds or Wildflowers?
Florida soil holds a “seed bank” of aggressive weedy species. When these seeds germinate, they can overcome wildflower seedlings. In partnership with Lake County and Florida Power & Light, the Florida Wildflower Foundation is gathering valuable information on how to control these undesirable species.
Our University of Florida endowment is developing tomorrow’s scientists.
We’ve compiled an index of scientific literature on 290 common Southeastern wildflower species to help researchers, natural land managers and nursery growers find information that can boost the success of roadside plantings, habitat restorations and commercial horticulture.
These resources have been integrated into the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center database, where they are available to scientists worldwide.