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Gen-Fa Zhu and Dong-Mei Li

used not only in traditional Chinese medicine in Asian countries ( Bulpitt et al., 2007 ), but also in commercial cut flowers and potted plants ( Chen and Tsi, 2000 ). For commercial production of cut flowers and potted plants with new floral

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Mack Thetford, Jeffrey G. Norcini, Barry Ballard, and James H. Aldrich

demands for native plants in landscapes. Grasses derived from natural populations of Florida may exhibit some degree of tolerance to insects, disease, drought, and other forms of stress common in Floridian landscapes. Evaluation of material selected for

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Helen E. Hammond, Richard K. Schoellhorn, Sandra B. Wilson, and Jeffrey G. Norcini

potential market for local or regional ecotypes in landscape plantings as public awareness and use of native species has become more widespread ( Florida Wildflower Advisory Council, 2004 ; Hammond et al., 2007 ; Norcini and Aldrich, 2004 ). In addition to

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Michele L. Crawford, Paula S. Williamson, Tina M. Waliczek, David E. Lemke, and Thomas B. Hardy

benefits of native species, growing and marketing native plants, and designing landscapes to support ecosystems are all strategies horticulturists are using to make a positive environmental impact ( Bell et al., 2003 ; Oxley et al., 2016 ; Pemberton et al

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Jacob A. Griffith Gardner, Jessica D. Lubell, and Mark H. Brand

Comptonia peregrina L. is a highly sought ornamental plant because it is native to the northeastern United States, adaptable to challenging landscape situations, and has appealing habit and foliage, which is aromatic ( Hightshoe, 1988 ; Lubell

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Valtcho D. Zheljazkov, Tess Astatkie, and Ekaterina Jeliazkova

certified virus-free ‘Native’ spearmint transplants from Summit Plant Laboratories, Inc. (Fort Collins, CO). The tissue culture propagation of the plant material ensures that all individual plants have the same genotype and are free of viral diseases. Land

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Julie Guckenberger Price, Amy N. Wright, Kenneth M. Tilt, and Robert L. Boyd

Survival of a newly transplanted tree or shrub is dependent on the development of a root system that extends into surrounding native soil. Until this occurs, the plant must rely on the water and nutrients in the transplanted container substrate

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Tracy S. Hawkins, Nathan M. Schiff, Emile S. Gardiner, Theodor Leininger, Margaret S. Devall, Dan Wilson, Paul Hamel, Deborah D. McCown, and Kristina Connor

; Hammatt and Evans, 1985 ; Machon et al., 2001 ) and supplement populations in their native habitat ( Anand and Rao, 2000 ; Jamison and Renfroe, 1998 ). Furthermore, micropropagation provides a means of mass producing plants, thereby relieving harvesting

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Kenneth W. Leonhardt

With human movement comes the arrival of invasive species. Since humans started migrating to new places, new plants intentionally came with them for agricultural or ornamental purposes. New plants also came unintentionally, via seeds that hitchhiked

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Renjuan Qian, S. Brooks Parrish, Sandra B. Wilson, Gary W. Knox, and Zhanao Deng

porterweed was introduced to the United States from Central and South America and has escaped cultivation ( USDA, NRCS, 2020 ). While it has not yet altered native plant communities in Florida, nettleleaf porterweed is listed as a Category II invasive plant