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.
Ecologically beneficial groundcovers
We are conducting a 3-4 year study at PEAR Park in Lake County to gain insight into the establishment, sustainability and performance of Narrowleaf silkgrass (Pityopsis tracyii) and Lyreleaf sage (Salvia lyrata) as groundcover alternatives to Bahiagrass.
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.