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Author: Marr, Minnette
Phone: 512-232-0240
Organization: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Address: 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX, 78739-1702

Abstract Title: ACACIA TO ZANTHOXYLUM:NATIVE SEEDS FOR RESEARCH AND RESTORATION PROJECTS. Minnette Marr, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, TX.

Abstract Text: Seeds of most native plants are not commercially available for research and restoration projects. As a result, researchers and land managers are forced to delay projects long enough to collect seeds or to use seeds of nonnative plants that are available. When we chose to use nonnative plants, we increase the probability that another invasive plant will become established in the landscape. In recent years Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has increased the number of well-documented and genetically diverse seed collections with funding from the Millennium Seed Bank, the Houston Endowment and private donors. After an introduction to our collecting and storage protocols, you will be given an opportunity to use your smartphone or laptop to search the Seed Bank by species and collection site (ecoregion or county) and to make suggestions for future collections.

Year: TIPPC_2014
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
Presenter Type (Student or Regular): Regular
Session: 4. Research
Submission Date: 2014-01-15