University of Florida Researchers Compare Persistence and Fecundity of Florida Ecotype and Non-Florida-Ecotype Wildflowers
Roadside plantings beautify Florida’s highways and make traveling more pleasant, but they also perform a vital engineering function by helping to preserve the integrity of the roadway and to prevent erosion. Wildflowers have been used in roadside plantings since highway beautification efforts began in the early 1960s. Professor Jason Ferrell from the Department of Agronomy was the principal investigator of this project. UF researchers compared both Florida ecotype and non-Florida ecotype wildflowers in order to try and determine which wildflowers establish consistently. Follow this link to view the results and the Final Report.