FLORIDA— A Florida State University researcher says the state’s Floridian flora could have a new home in the next few decades.
Michael Bierut, a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and one of the study’s authors, said Floridians’ flowers could help feed the world in the coming decades.
The research, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, finds that the abundance of Floridian species, including ferns, will increase in the years to come.
“The abundance of flowering plants in the state is on the increase,” Bieruts research manager and lead author, Elizabeth Nunn, said in a press release.
The research team compared the abundance data for the Florida Floridian plant family with those for the entire United States and Canada.
Bierutes study found that Florida’s Floridial population of flowering trees increased from about 13 million trees in 1980 to more than 160 million trees today.
Floridians are currently the world’s largest producers of flowering species, with nearly 100 million trees planted annually.
But the growth of flowering plant species has been slow and slow, Bierutyts research team found.
About 25 percent of Floridian species are species that are currently considered invasive, which means they are native to their host country but have invaded neighboring countries and are now widespread.
Other species have also gained attention in the past couple of decades, but are now considered invasive.
For example, in 2016, the National Park Service in Oregon designated an invasive species of Atlantic cedar, the most endangered tree in the continental United States.
Florida is the world leader in the cultivation of fern.
According to Bierute, Florida fern is among the most productive species of flowering tree in North America.
It produces up to 25,000 flowering trees annually, and can be found in Florida’s Gulf Coast.
A tree growing in Florida.
In fact, Florida is the only state in the country where fern numbers are growing at more than 10 times the normal rate.
It also has the second highest number of flowering berry species, according to Biersut.
However, the growth rate of fennel is slowing, Biersute said.
In fact, the Florida fennil tree, which has been a staple in Florida for hundreds of years, is in decline.
While Florida fen is not a major threat to native species, the trees are losing a significant amount of their flowers in the process, according Bieruted.
If Florida’s fern populations decline, the species will not be able to compete for flower spots.
Biersueut said it’s a natural process that would eventually occur if fern population declines.
Bierute and Nunn said the study found no significant effects on the state of Florida.