The main goal of this study was to determine the effects of competition and mowing on native wildflower establishment on road-side right-of-ways (ROWs) dominated by bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum). The species were Flordia ecotypes of Coreopsis lanceolata, C. leavenworthii, Gaillardia puchella, and Ipomopsis rubra. Bahiagrass competition was the main factor limiting establishment of wildflowers under simulated ROW conditions.
Suggested citation: Norcini, Jeffrey G., Wilson, Sandra B., & Miller, Deborah L. (Dec 2008). Native Roadside Wildflowers in Rural Areas: Developing Best Management Practices for Establishment of Plantings by Seed and Enhancement of Naturally-Occurring Populations. Final Report: FDOT Contract No. BD545-26 University of Florida/IFAS
Link to resource: http://www.fdot.gov/research/Completed_Proj/Summary_EMO/FDOT_BD545_26_rpt.pdf
Keywords: native wildflower, native form, establishment, bahiagrass, weed competition, site preparation, roadside, wildflowers, seed, enhancement, rural
Author(s): Jeff Norcini, Sandra Wilson, Deborah Miller