Caring for and Healing the Earth

Native Plants

When restoring 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!


What is a "Native Plant"?
Walter Muma

Species & Soil Types
Recommended native plant species for various soil types (Ontario, Canada)  Info provided courtesy of Sweet Grass Gardens.


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