Virginia Natives

Native species are those that occur in the region

in which they evolved. Plants evolve over geologic

time in response to physical and biotic processes

characteristic of a region: the climate, soils,

timing of rainfall, drought, and frost; and

interactions with the other species inhabiting

the local community. Thus native plants possess

certain traits that make them uniquely adapted

to local conditions, providing a practical and

ecologically valuable alternative for

landscaping, conservation and restoration

projects, and as livestock forage.

In addition,

native plants can match the finest cultivated

plants in beauty, while often surpassing non-

natives in ruggedness and resistance to

drought, insects and disease. For an even greater

impact try to implement plants that are native to

your region of the state.

 
 
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