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North Florida Research And Education Center

North Florida Research And Education Center

Dr. Leyton Naranjo, Leynar

Assistant Professor

Dr. Leyton specializes in breeding and genetics of landscape plants. With a focus on underutilized native plants, the goal of his program is to develop resilient ornamental plants for the landscape with drought and heat tolerance, improved landscape and production performance, enhanced ecosystem services, and sterility.

He also directs the Gary W. Knox Gardens of The Big Bend, where he leads initiatives on increasing urban horticulture awareness, plant conservation, and trail of new plant varieties.

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Dr. Leyton Naranjo, Leynar
North Florida Research and Education Center
155 Research Road
Quincy, FL 32351
Phone: 850-526-7162

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, University of Georgia

    • B.Sc. Plant Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile

  • Publications


  • Professional Service and Awards