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Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 30, Issue 31
Aquatic and Riparian Weeds of the West
And on line at the CNPS:
The problem is that many aquatics are not known to be native or
not since 96% of the wetlands in Ca have been drained for
farmland and human development long before inventories where
made. By contrast, Florida has lost 50% of it's wetlands.
In southern CA, E berteroi in native to the Santa Ynez river
drainage in Santa Barbara county. Most of the plants you will
find are introduced. CA is very diverse in terms of wetlands, so
biotope regions need to be very specific.
The highest diversity will be found further north and in alpine
regions. There are many pond weeds and the highest diversity
I've found where namely in coastal lakes/lagoons. About 12-15
species. But...some are not native plants.
Peat Bogs in the Sierras will have the highest diversity, but
also be most difficult to keep.
In you consider marine plants, then the diveristy is very high
and many are wonderful plants. Then you just need to go to a
tide pool to see what is there.
> Subject: [APD] California Native Plants
> To: APD <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> Does anyone here know of a good reference on native California
> plants? I am entertaining the idea of a local biotope tank,
> but I do not
> know what it actually native to the area.
> Jerry Baker
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