an ecosystem to its original state, or maintaining it in that
state, it is important to encourage plants native to the
ecosystem. The opposite of "native" plants is
"alien" plants. For more information on that topic
see the "Alien Plants" section of this website.
Please note that a plant
that is "native" to one area may be
"alien" or "invasive" in another area. Therefore please be sure
that the "native" plants you are using to naturalize
an area are, in fact, native!