Natives in Louisiana
Thanks to the mild climate, plentiful sunshine, and abundant rainfall, Louisiana has more than its share of beautiful native plants. You will find a suitable native plant for every gardening or landscaping purpose. Also, native plants tend to be better at attracting native wildlife such as birds, butterflies, and squirrels. And because native plants have evolved to the local climate, including its often unpredictable extremes in temperatures and rainfall, they generally require less maintenance and are more likely to thrive over the long term than exotic plants.
* A southern dewberry (Rubus trivialis) in flower.
Rare Plants, Animals, and Natural Communities of the Louisiana Coastal Zone
The goal of the Rare Plants, Animals, and Natural Communities of the Louisiana Coastal Zone project was to create a manual of species and natural communities of special concern for all of the river basins contained within the coastal zone. This project was funded by the 2007 BTNEP Mini-Grants Program and created and developed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, under the direction of Patricia Faulker, Ecologist, in the department's Louisiana Natural Heritage Program. The entire project is downloadable from this site.
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