This week we are celebrating the Native Plant! All week the EMG Blog is taking a closer look at native plants. Although every region across the country has different natives we can all appreciate the workhorse model many of these plants convey in our landscapes.
What is a ‘Native Plant”?
According to Wikipedia “Native plant is a term to describe plants endemic (indigenous) or naturalized to a given area in geologic time. This includes plants that have developed, occur naturally, or existed for many years in an area (e.g. trees, flowers, grasses, and other plants). In North America a plant is often deemed native if it was present before colonization. Some native plants have adapted to very limited, unusual environments or very harsh climates or exceptional soil conditions. Although some types of plants for these reasons exist only within a very limited range (endemism), others can live in diverse areas or by adaptation to different surroundings” Wikipedia Link
Gardeners have many go-to plants and often times those turn out to be the native plants!
Enjoy this week of natives and let’s see if we can create a great list of our favorite native plants. List your:
- growing zone
- and your favorite natives
in the comment area below -