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In the United States, native plants are defined as plants that were present before European settlement and have evolved and occur naturally in a particular region, ecosystem, and habitat. As a result, native plants are often associated with

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Urban population growth and periodic droughts throughout much of the United States have led to increased restrictions on landscape water use. These water restrictions have increased interest in planting native shrub species because natives are often

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.52 billion ( Hodges, 2011 ). With support from the federal government, state agencies, and private organizations, the use of native plants has been a growing segment in the horticulture industry ( Executive Order 13112, 1999 ; National Wildlife Federation

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-tolerant landscape plants includes both exotic plants (plants not present before western colonization and adapted to the landscaped environment) and/or native plants [for the purposes of this article, species originating anywhere within the Intermountain West region

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Reed canarygrass is native to Eurasia and North America ( Lavergne and Molofsky, 2004 ); it is a perennial, wind-pollinated, wetland grass, cultivated in temperate regions around the globe for a forage, bioremediation, ornamental use, and biofuel

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The dominant landscaping practice of recent centuries has been to create landscapes designed with ornamental plants that have been introduced from other countries. This practice has been so pervasive that nonnative plant species now outnumber native

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Pecan ( Carya illinoinensis ) production using clones rather than natives has a number of advantages. Clones produce a more consistent harvest, produce more and larger nuts that have thinner shells, and their disease resistance properties are known

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The demand for native plants has been increasing as consumers exhibit stronger interest in sustainable gardening and landscaping ( Brzuszek et al., 2010 ; Hamill, 2005 ; Helfand et al., 2006 ; Kiesling and Manning, 2010 ; Yue et al., 2015 ). A

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Demand for native plants is increasing in certain regions of the United States ( McMahan, 2006 ). Native plants are considered an emerging niche market in the green industry, and increased sales are being spurred for a variety of reasons ( Hamill

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Aquatic and wetland restoration and mitigation has become an increasingly important activity that improves ecosystem services and provides habitat for native flora and fauna ( Brix, 1994 ). This has created a growing market for wetland plants

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