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Nonnative Plants of California

Carla C. Bossard and John M. Randall

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780520249554
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933361 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0004
Nonnative Plants of California

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This chapter focuses on nonnative plants of California. Nonnative plants are those species introduced to California after contact with humans from the Old World a few hundred years ago, as a direct or indirect result of human activity. The chapter begins with a historical overview of the arrival of nonnatives and lists the places of origin for California's naturalized species. The patterns of distribution of nonnative plants and their environmental impacts are also examined. The chapter furthermore describes efforts to control nonnative invasive plants and to restore California's native habitats.

Keywords: nonnative plants; California; naturalized species; invasive plants; native habitats

Chapter.  13023 words. 

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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