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Spring bloom prediction: Warm, wet winter gives boost to seasonal wildflowers

Date Posted: Mar 26, 2015

It looks like a banner bloom ahead for Florida's spring wildflowers, thanks to our relatively warm and wet winter months. Here's a look at what's happening across the state. See the Florida Wildflower Foundation's What's in Bloom page, for more blossoms and instructions on how to submit your own spring wildflower photos.

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Pinellas 'Viva Florida' wildflower landscape demonstrates use of native plants

Date Posted: Mar 26, 2015

More than 38,000 visitors have had the opportunity to become better acquainted with the beauty and benefit of Florida's native wildflowers since the establishment of a wildflower demonstration garden at the Pinellas County Extension Center in Largo. The garden was funded by a $3,000 grant from the Florida Wildflower Foundation, Maitland.

Project manager Debbie Chayet said the planting had generated "highly positive" feedback from visitors, particularly during the peak bloom seasons of spring and fall. Tour groups have included Florida Native Plant Society members and area Girl Scout troops. College professors also have found the area to be a "wonderful outdoor laboratory."
 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to host FWF scientific literature database

Date Posted: Mar 17, 2015

A database holding thousands of research literature records collected by the Florida Wildflower Foundation during the past five years has been transferred to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to be hosted on its website, www.wildflower.org. The database includes white and gray literature on more than 290 Florida wildflower species, many of which also occur in the Southeast and West.

 
The Florida Wildflower Foundation gathered the scientific literature in an effort to aid scientists, ecologists, biologists, natural resource managers, environmental specialists and citizen scientists searching for information on common Florida species. It launched the collection via its website, www.FlaWildflowers.org, in 2011 as a free, searchable database.
 
"The database has been one of the most-used features on the Florida Wildflower Foundation website, but we wanted to bring this valuable information to as wide an audience as possible," said Lisa Roberts, Florida Wildflower Foundation Executive Director, about the transfer. "Moving it to the Wildflower Center's website should greatly increase its exposure, meaning more people will benefit from the information. We are deeply grateful to our partners at the Wildflower Center for hosting it."
 
“We are thrilled to be hosting the research literature database on behalf of the Florida Wildflower Foundation, “ said Damon Waitt, Senior Director and Botanist at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. “This adds a whole new level of scientific support to the Native Plant Information Network and is a great example of collaboration between likeminded native plant organizations.”
 
The Foundation will continue to add literature to the database. For instance, it is currently supporting a University of Florida student who is collecting scientific literature on the control of invasive species that deter the establishment of wildflower plantings. When finished, the records will be added to the Wildflower Center database.
 
To visit the database, go to www.wildflower.org/literature.

Apply now for school grants!

Date Posted: Feb 03, 2015

Planting a Seeds for Schools garden

Schoolteachers throughout Florida are eligible for the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Seeds for Schools grants, which provide native wildflower seeds for campus gardens. Grants include $50 worth of wildflower seeds, classroom resources, expert consultations and a garden sign. 

 Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. March 31. Download the application worksheet, or learn more about the program and how to apply.
 
Sponsor a school garden by making a donation - click here!

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Mar 26, 2015Spring bloom prediction: Warm, wet winter gives boost to seasonal wildflowers

Mar 26, 2015Pinellas 'Viva Florida' wildflower landscape demonstrates use of native plants

Mar 17, 2015Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to host FWF scientific literature database

Feb 03, 2015Apply now for school grants!

Feb 03, 2015Download our winter newsletter

May 30, 2014FDOT study: Roadside ecosystem services valued at more than 1/2 billion dollars

May 05, 2014Take the Wildflower & Native Plant Pledge

Feb 27, 2014FWF releases 2012-13 Annual Report

Feb 06, 2014FDOT adopts new wildflower program

Jan 06, 2014Download our Winter 2014 newsletter

Dec 31, 2013FWF board signs Clean Water Declaration

Dec 23, 2013Jan. 28 meeting in Tallahassee to review FDOT Wildflower and Natural Areas Program

Oct 30, 2013Download our Fall newsletter

Aug 08, 2013FWF awards 25 planting grants

Jul 30, 2013Dietrich to serve as FWF liaison between FDOT, Panhandle Wildflower Alliance

Jul 09, 2013Our summer newsletter is here!

Jun 25, 2013Despite veto, it's business as usual

Jun 13, 2013Join us at the 2013 Florida Wildflower Symposium

Mar 19, 2013Download our spring newsletter

Jan 31, 2013View our 2011-12 Annual Report

Jan 02, 2013Download our winter newsletter

Dec 20, 2012Moran exhibit to launch in Mount Dora

Nov 06, 2012FDOT, Panhandle Wildflower Alliance work together for Florida wildflowers

Oct 18, 2012Download our fall newsletter

Oct 05, 2012Join the Florida Wildflower Foundation in commemorating 500 years of La Florida

Aug 02, 2012Panhandle Alliance holds first meeting

Jun 20, 201213 La Florida community planting grants awarded in 11 counties

Jun 18, 20122012-13 Seeds for Schools grants awarded

Jun 06, 20127 counties, Live Oak pledge to conserve native wildflowers on roadsides

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