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determine the public’s general knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes regarding non-native species and invasive species management in the San Marcos River, Hays County, TX. The river is a highly invaded ecosystem with at least 48 non-native species ( Oxley et

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conducted in the Summer 2002. At the time, the NPS flora list ( Hayes, 1992 ) for ROVA contained 380 species (native and exotic) known from the cultural landscape and natural areas including herbarium specimens. Because of the volunteer management of the

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Native plants are a potential source of new plants for managed landscapes. There is interest in gardening with natives not only for their novelty, but also to take advantage of their adaptation to local climates, to reflect regional differences, and

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Twinflower is a spreading, evergreen, circumpolar groundcover plant native to North America, Europe, and Asia ( Sobey and Barkhouse, 1977 ). The species is declining in some regions of its native habitat and is considered threatened or endangered by

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( Asclepias ) species have many ornamental and ecologically important traits, there is little commercial production outside of niche native plant growers. Limited commercial production is thought to result from limited seed set because milkweed species

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culture can be used to maintain conservation germplasm collections in cultivation (ex situ) for intermediate-term storage ( Guerrant et al., 2004 ; Pence, 2011 ), increase the number of individuals for conservation both outside and inside native habitat

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Pennsylvania sedge, a native of dry to mesic forests and savannas in the eastern half of Canada and the United States ( Gleason and Cronquist, 1991 ), has both forest restoration and horticultural utility. This strongly rhizomatous species forms

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are fire adapted, such as the native Hawaiian grass species tanglehead ( Heteropogon contortus ), simulated combustion products liquid smoke (a commercial food-grade flavoring) and cyanide can be effective germination promoters ( Baldos, 2013

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Public interest has increased in recent years in propagating prairie plant species native to the midwestern United States ( Hitchmough et al., 2005 ). However, most assemblages of prairie species in managed landscapes and restored prairies generally

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group to be significantly different from one another. Continuing education. The data indicate that Iowa Master Gardeners have a strong interest in learning more about native plants (mean 3.41) and sustainable horticultural practices (mean 3.24) as

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