Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 9, 2018

The Resilence Of California Native Wildflowers

UC Davis reports on the resiliency of California’s Native wildflowers during drought in an article “Native Wildflowers Bank On Seeds Underground to Endure Drought”.  A study found

  • Native wildflowers saved a lot of seeds during California’s drought — 201 percent more than usual
  • Exotic grasses decreased their seed bank by 52 percent during the drought
  • Drought-tolerant wildflowers enjoyed the greatest increases
  • Effects of a prolonged drought remain unknown, though the flowers appear resilient during short-term drought

Read full story at Native Wildflowers Bank on Seeds Underground to Endure Drought | UC Davis

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