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Title: Starting new populations of rare longleaf pine plants: The economy approach
Year: 2002
Author(s): Glitzenstein, J. S., Streng, D. R., Wade, D. D.
Source Title: Proceedings of the Third Eastern Native Grass Symposium
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 121-130
Original Publication:  
Abstract: The prevailing literature suggests that only experts with a comprehensive understanding of species biology can successfully initiate new populations of rare plants. This paper indicates otherwise, at least for perennial longleaf pine ground layer species. Anyone with a basic understand of plant propagation methods and field community ecology can start a new rare plant population. Two examples are provided, the first dealing with a long-term study of a new population of Parnassia caroliniana in Francis Marion National Forest, South Carolina, and the second with an informal seed introduction study on a north Florida lawn. Starting new populations of rare plants may help counterbalance loss of populations due to habitat loss and ultimately limit extinction of species.
Publisher: The North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, October 1-3, 2002. Omnipress, Madison, WI
Editor(s): J. Randall
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