Native plants encourage biodiversity and are a crucial part of local ecosystems. These plants thrive in their native habitats, and growing them helps encourage local wildlife and discourage soil erosion.
About this Author
Sandi Valentine is a freelance writer who specializes in alternative health and mental-health topics. She has over five years of professional experience working in a psychiatric hospital. Valentine began writing online in 2007 and her writing has appeared in "The Main ARTery" and "In the Panhandle." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Shepherd University.