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when plants were grown in landscape beds containing native field soil or sandy subsoil fill. Materials and methods Plant material. Seven cool-season annuals, eight warm-season annuals, and four herbaceous perennial landscape plants were selected for

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Zone 9, USDA Hardiness Zone 8a, Orangeburg sandy loam (2.1% organic matter, 1% slope, typic paleudults), pH 6.6]. The gardens contained landscape fabric covered rows to minimize weed growth. Species. Six U.S. native and three non-native warm season

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students and faculty worldwide to practice plant identification online. Interactive identification quiz In an effort to incorporate asynchronous student-centered learning exercises into a native landscaping course (ORH3815/5815C), an interactive plant

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Conservation of aquatic plant areas is crucial to promote a balanced ecosystem of food and habitats for fish and birds. Natural interactions in aquatic communities are supported by native aquatic plants that help improve water quality by removing

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is a non-native species and 2) that its introduction “causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health” ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, n.d. ). Invasive species can spread easily and cause significant ecological

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reasonably narrow range of particle size distributions. Amendment properties Organic amendments. The most common organic amendments are either native peats or composts. Organic matter content is the most important characteristic of an organic amendment and is

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Cranberry is a low-growing perennial plant that produces stolons that cover the soil and roots at intervals along the stolon length. Vertical shoots (uprights) from the stolon bear the crop. Native to North America, the plant is currently primarily

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from topdressing over the native soil or they were the native soil. The native soil of this site is a Capac loam (fine-loamy, mixed, mesic Aquic Glossudalfs) with a bulk density of 1.5 g·cm −3 , a pH of 6.6 and 2.5% (by weight) organic matter on average

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Blanketflower is an herbaceous annual in the Aster family. It is native throughout Florida ( Wunderlin and Hansen, 2004 ) and most of the United States ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2006 ), with cultivated varieties grown worldwide. Using

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The ecological effects of roads impact nearly 15% of the land area of the United States, an area equivalent in size to all conservation areas of the country combined ( Wilkinson et al., 2008 ). Planting roadsides with native species can displace

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