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Research Project: Collection of Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia Bartram), across its Range in the Southeastern U.S.

Location: National Germplasm Resources Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-21000-280-01-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 1, 2018
End Date: Sep 30, 2019

Objective:
1) Obtain germplasm of wild Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia Bartram). 2) Document populations of the species from which germplasm is collected.

Approach:
Germplasm of Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia Bartram) will be collected from wild populations in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Germplasm will be collected in the form of seeds or cuttings and will be documented with locality, latitude and longitude, elevation, plant description and growing environment. Herbarium voucher specimens will be made as appropriate. Germplasm will be sent to the appropriate sites of the USDA National Plant Germplasm System. A detailed trip report, including information on all samples obtained, will be provided to ARS.