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Native Plant Resources

IMPORTANCE OF NATIVE PLANTS

When invasive species are removed from a landscape, the bare ground is prime habitat for the species to thrive again or new species to move in. This is why native plants are so important when doing ecosystem restoration. By planting native species in areas prone to invasive species it gives the native species a jump start to out compete the invasive species. Native plants are also important to support native species in the ecosystem. 

Some things to be aware of when shopping for native plants: 

Be wary of plants that are described as fast growing, spreads quickly, and tolerates a variety of conditions; although some native plants have these qualities, these are the characteristics of most invasive species.

Check seed mixes for unwanted species before purchasing.

Learn what invasive species are in your area or may come to the area. 

NATIVE PLANT RESOURCES