Why Are Native Plants Important?

Native plants provide natural food and shelter for local wildlife. They also adapt better to their given surroundings, thus requiring less fertilizer and pest repellents than non-native species.

Keywords: native plants, local gardening, conservation

About this Author

Jill Harness has written on a variety of subjects for more than 10 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including "San Diego City Beat," "Mental Floss," Rue The Day! and Neatorama. Harness has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.