Flashcards in native plants Deck (11):
what is a native plant?
-one that occurs naturally in a particular region, ecosystem or habitat without direct or indirect human intervention
'flora present at the time europeans arrived in NA
what is naturalisation
process which a non native organism spreads into the wild and its reproduction maintains its pop'n
what is an invasive plants
weed plant; grows agressively, spreads and displaces other plants
why use native plants
-provide sense of regional uniqueness
what does nanps stand for?
north america native plant society
what is a nativar
cultivar of a native plant
who is major supporter of native plant communities
are native cultivars?
yes if they are similar enough to native
what are girdling roots
- when roots wrap around themselves- strangle tree
what should you do when planting in clay soils
- dig hole twice as deep as rootball
-leave rootball sightly higher than ground
-fill hole with compost, peat and 1/3 of original soil volume , mix new with old