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Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition$
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Michael Barbour

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520249554

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520249554.001.0001

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Nonnative Plants of California

Nonnative Plants of California

Chapter:
(p.107) FOUR Nonnative Plants of California
Source:
Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition
Author(s):

Carla C. Bossard

John M. Randall

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0004

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

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