Plant native plants. That’s the message from a survey showing native plants are overrun by invasive species

Every 100 years, Cincinnati botanists survey the plant landscape. The results show nonnative invasive species are thriving, and that means many native plants are not.

University of Cincinnati Biology Professor Denis Conover and his co-author Robert Bergstein report invasive species are on the rise and choking out many native plants in Southwest Ohio.

Their report was published this month and is the third 100-year plant study for Cincinnati. Thomas Lea did one between 1834 and 1844 and Lucy Braun retraced Lea’s path, doing a second survey in 1934, as WVXU reported last year.

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Read Professor Denis Conover and Robert Bergstein’s report in its entirety here. 

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