Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wildflower research literature library expands to 289 species

The Florida Wildflower Foundation, which last year launched a research literature library of Florida native wildflower references, recently enriched the database. It now holds information on 289 species and more than 1,800 articles.

The Wildflower Literature Survey project was established in 2010 to provide a free searchable database of native wildflower research. Dr. Anne Frances, Washington, D.C., spent three years searching for the most relevant citations for increasing and protecting Florida’s native wildflowers. 

The easy-to-use database lets researchers, citizen scientists and native plant growers search for peer-reviewed titles and abstracts by authorship, keywords or topics. Click here for a list of included species, many of which also grow in the Southeastern U.S.

In 2014, literature on 10 species of invasive plants to add to the collection. Suggestions for additions to the database may be emailed to Research@FlaWildflowers.org.

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