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Friday - March 26, 2004

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Invasive Plants
Title: Smarty Plants on native plants
Answered by: Sage Kawecki


What is a native species?


The Wildflower Center defines a native plant species as follows: grasses, shrubs, vines, trees & herbaceous flora that exist in a given region (e.g. North America) through non-human introduction.

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