Author(s): Jaret Daniels

Publication Year: 2016

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Anecdotal evidence suggests Florida’s native plants are superior to many nonnatives in providing resources for wildlife. However, there is very limited direct scientific data on the utilization of plants in Florida’s urban landscapes by native wildlife. This project evaluated the relationship of three types of Florida suburban landscapes – native plants, Florida Friendly Landscaping, and nonnative (exotic) – to attract/benefit native wildlife, specifically mobile insect pollinators essential to Florida’s ecology and economy.