Title

Rare and endangered plants at Gateway National Recreation Area: a case for protection of urban natural areas

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

7-1996

Journal Title

Landscape and Urban Planning

Volume

35

Issue

1

DOI

10.1016/0169-2046(95)00213-8

Abstract

The diversity of native plant species in urban environments is usually overlooked when biodiversity levels are considered. Inventories of native plants reveal many to be rare species surviving the harsh conditions encountered in urban ecosystems. Knowledge of their existence and an inventory of their distribution will assist in maintaining these populations. Protection strategies for rare plant species are outlined for urban National Parks.

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