Native vs. Non-native Flora

Habitat Network: Improving Habitat at Home

Native vs. Non-native Flora

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Point of Interest Details

Non-native flora can sometimes take over the habitats used by native species, reducing the overall diversity of an area and limiting the types of available resources for birds and other wildife. Control of invasive plants does not have to be complete irradication, which can be costly and time-consuming. By applying selective pressures to the regenerative properties of invasive nonnatives, like weeding young seedlings, pruning for removal of flowers and seed heads, and planting or encouraging natives, you can help balance the competition for space and resources resulting in overall greater diversity. The first step is to get to know the plants, their names, and their habits, so you know which plants to discourage and which plants to promote. Learn more

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