The Florida Wildflower Foundation Literature Database was assembled to provide a resource for researchers, growers and the general public interested in learning about Florida’s native wildflowers. The database is a collection of scientific articles of over 260 wildflowers as of 2011. The articles are primarily academic and include peer-reviewed and grey literature.
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.
White and gray literature, as well as anecdotal evidence, was collected to examine seed protocols for Gaillardia pulchella, Phlox drummondii, and Vernonia gigantea.
This report summarizes some of the research and demonstration work conducted by Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research institute personnel on control of invasive weeds, with an emphasis on exotic grasses.
Propagation, Production, and Landscape Evaluation of Native Wildflowers in West, Central and South Florida, R-001-07 Year End Progress Report, 1 December 2008
A team of three UF faculty with specialized research and education expertise in plant propagation were funded by The Florida Wildflower Foundation with the overall objective of introducing new or underutilized native plants into our nursery and landscape industry.
Survey of Sustainable Seed Harvesting, Conditioning, and Storage Methods for Florida Liatris: Interim Report
The objectives of the study are development of Access 2007 database on seed harvesting, conditioning, and storage methods for Liatris.
A survey of mid- to late spring flowering native wildflower species along the (then) proposed St. Johns River-to-Sea Bike Loop wildflower trail. This report represents the results of our site evaluations based on our observations in May.
Map correlates to St. Johns River-to-Sea Bike Loop: Survey final report. Key lists, Enhancement sites, New Planting sites, View Only sites, Do Not Develop sites.
St. Johns River-to-Sea Bike Loop: Survey of May, July, and October Flowering Species, Final Report November 20, 2009
The first step in creating the St. Johns River-to-Sea Bike Loop wildflower trail in time for Florida’s quincentennial in 2013 is to determine existing and potential wildflower sites along the bike loop. While spring and fall are the two major seasons for showy wildflower displays in Florida, a summer survey was warranted in order to…
Establishing provenance, viability-testing standards and enhanced germination for seed production of wiregrass in Florida
Final report for R-003-07 Objective #1 Create a standard viability test of wiregrass – An accurate method to determine viability is an essential prerequisite to germination testing since germination tests need to be corrected for the percentage of viable seeds. Objective #2 Identify Optimal Regimes to Promote Germination of Wiregrass – Initial viability tests of…
Assessing Potential Loss of Coreopsis leavenworthii Genetic Diversity under Commercial Seed Production and Gene Flow from Coreopsis tinctoria.
The objectives of this project are to assess (1) the potential loss of genetic diversity (or genetic shift) during seed production of C. leavenworthii, and (2) potential gene flow from C.tinctoria to C. leavenworthii, two important issues in production and use of C. leavenworthii seeds. We have made excellent progress toward these objectives and have…
Map correlates with PhotoSite details in Wildflower Survey, 2010: Panhandle – Final Report, November 22, 2010.
The goal of this survey was to document routes that motorists, cyclists, and hikers can view showy stands of native wildflowers in the Panhandle region of Florida. For the purpose of this survey, this region was defined as Jefferson County and west.
Seed sowing is often the most economical means of establishing wildflower plantings in landscape and natural settings. However, competition from noxious weeds or aggressive native species that co-exist on a site can present major limitations to wildflower seedling establishment in restoration and landscaping settings. Wildflower planting failure is sometimes expressed as decreased aesthetic value in…
Mimosa strigillosa seed will be treated by scoring it with abrasive media. Two small scale scoring devices will be used to process the seed. A tumbler, often used to polish rocks and other materials, and a vibratory cleaner often used to polish materials will be used to treat the seed. Three media types will be…