Environmental Conservation Educational Materials

Publication Date

2020

Abstract

An estimated 80% of ornamental plants for sale are non-native. This means that the average yard does a poor job of supporting native flora and fauna. By shifting our plantings towards natives, we can dramatically increase the diversity of bees, butterflies, birds and other animals. In contrast, non-native plants do not support local food webs and can become invasive. Native plants increase biodiversity and reduce risks associated with invasive species, which supports resilient ecosystems in the face of climate change.

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.7275/mvej-dr35

Climate smart native plants pamphlet.pdf (62608 kB)
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