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  • Ohio Prairies & Invasive Species Coe Lake Outdoor Science Education Environmental Science UNIT II. Ohio Wildlife
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  • native plant: a plant that grows in the wild without human intervention exotic plant: also called non-indigenous, invasive; a plant that was introduced by human intervention from another area or country (accidentally or purposefully) Bee Balm - NativePhragmites - Exotic
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  • Why Plant Natives? better adapted to local environmental conditions. of value to local wildlife. require less maintenance. provide four-season interest. (nectar in flowers, seeds, fruit production essential for migratory birds) preserve native species and biodiversity. add a local accent to the landscape instead of just grass Purple Coneflower
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  • Native Plants at BHS Wildlife Habitat Catmint Milkweed Joe-Pye Weed Purple Coneflower Bee Balm Butterfly Bush Wild Lupine Butterfly Flower Shooting Star Hibiscus Black-Eyed Susan Boston Creeper Serviceberry
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  • Ohios Prairie Past Native Communities " prairie" is from the French "pr" which translates into English as "meadow"--a meadow and a prairie are similar in the sense that they both lack woody vegetation.
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  • very little of the original prairie exists due to commercial agriculture, development of communities, towns, roads, etc.
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  • Prairie Plant Characteristics Prairie plants have deep roots so they are resistant to drought. About two-thirds of a prairie is actually underground as a dense mat of roots.
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  • Importance of Prairies Functional prairie/grassland areas adjacent to stream systems are essential for erosion control and sediment management, especially in regions with limited riparian vegetation. control of non-point source pollution, and both groundwater and surface water systems that drain through prairie/grassland regions and can help control floods,etc.
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  • Prairie Plant Species
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  • Purple Coneflower
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  • Milkweed
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  • Rattlesnake Master
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  • Bergamot
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  • Black Eyed Susan
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  • Beardtongue
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  • Great Lobelia
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  • Lanced-Leafed Coreopsis
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  • Little Bluestem
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  • Ohio Prairies Link
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  • Invasive Species Examples in Ohio: zebra mussel, spiny water flea, purple loosestrife, phragmites