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Phylogeny and source climate impact seed dormancy and germination of restoration relevant forb species

For many species and seed sources used in restoration activities, specific seed germination
requirements are often unknown. Because seed dormancy and germination traits can be
constrained by phylogenetic history, related species are often...

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11/21/18
Winter Drought effects on Ratibida pinnata reproductive ecology

MIssouri experienced winter droughts in 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2018 which potentially impacted the native plants and their pollination systems at Shaw Nature Reserve. Ratibida pinnata is a hardy, herbaceous perennial plant in the Asteraceae...

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11/15/18
Pollinator Value of NRCS Plant Releases used in Conservation Plantings

The Plant Materials Program of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service has been involved in the collection, evaluation, selection and increase of conservation plants for over 75 years. The Plant Materials Centers (PMC), and their conservation...

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9/11/18
Developing Native Plant Materials for Conservation & Landscape Restoratio

Native seed is in high demand, but the availability of suitable product varies. Habitat restoration and other conservation efforts rely heavily on appropriately sourced propagules. How can we begin to meet the challenge of developing adequate seed...

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6/22/18
Privet, Pollination and Preservation: Teaching about Conservation

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens features two conservation-based field trip programs conducted for students: Eco-Health and Connect to Protect. Session attendees will first learn how to conduct scientific studies of ecological health of...

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6/19/18
Link Between Local Phenology and Climate Change

The Southeastern Virginia Phenology Network is a partnership between Old Dominion Univeristy (ODU) and Norfolk Botanical Gardens. The partnership started in 2010 with the purpose of assessing phenological change in native plants in respect to climate...

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4/23/18
A Reforestation Profile of the U.S. Virgin Islands

This article profiles past and present deforestation and reforestation in the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with the geography and ecology of the three islands. The islands of St. Thomas and St. John form one ecological and cultural unit, whereas St....

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4/6/18
Generalized provisional seed zones for native plants

Deploying well-adapted and ecologically appropriate plant materials is a core component of successful restoration projects. The USDA Forest Service has developed generalized provisional seed zones that can be applied to any plant species in the United...

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3/29/18
Harvesting Native Seed to Supply Landscape-Scale Restoration: Evaluating Risks and Sustainable Practices

Presenter: Justin Meissen, Research and Restoration Program Manager, University of Northern Iowa, Tallgrass Prairie Center

Seed supply limits large-scale restorations, which often rely on seed collection from remnant ecosystems. Overharvesting...

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1/30/18
The Evergreen Native Plant Database

The Native Plant Database is an easy-to-use resource for gardeners across Canada.

Browse for native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, aquatic and vine species by regions across...

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1/30/18
Matching Appropriate Seed to Conservation Practices

Learn about ecotypes and ecological restoration planning tools for greater long term conservation planting success. This webinar is presented...

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11/16/17
Native Thistles: Important and Misunderstood Plants for Conservation

Learn about the value of native thistles to pollinators and other wildlife, the precarious conservation status of native thistles...

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10/4/17
Powell Gardens

Photo Credit: Powell Gardens

Pollinator Research: Powell Gardens

Powell Gardens in Kansas City works with the recovery plan for federally endangered Asclepias meadii in Missouri. The gardens have collected the species from both their own property and nearby native...

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7/1/16
Flower and bee

Photo Credit: Keith Nevison

Pollinator Research: Mt. Cuba Center

Mt. Cuba Center, located near Hockessin, Delaware, partners with the University of Delaware to research the ecological value of native plants for pollinators. The...

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7/1/16
Arnold Arboretum’s Landscape Management Plan

This edition (Spring 2011) of the Landscape Management Plan is the result of the continuing work of the Horticulture Department of the Arnold Arboretum. It is a detailed game plan that communicates the shared goals and priorities collectively developed...

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11/4/15
Wetland Restoration

With changes in precipitation, drought, pollution, and increased severe weather, global change is altering vital wetland habitats, and threatening the survival of rare plants that depend on them. Atlanta Botanical Garden is working to protect and...

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10/27/15

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