Native Plants and Ecosystems Services: Producing Win-Win Solutions for Agriculture (E3167)
April 2, 2012 - Author: Anna Fielder
Native plants are better adapted to local growing conditions (soil, sunlight, weather, pollinators, pests) than non-native plants. They're less likely to be invasive and provide higher quality food and habitat to native animal and insect species than do non-natives. This brochure explains the many benefits of growing native plants in a variety of settings (agricultural, urban, suburban, and semi-natural and natural landscapes). It also outlines several important points to consider when selecting native plants.