The new ecology of California
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“Obviously having drought-resistant plants, whether they’re native or not, is good,” said Peter Bowler, an ecologist at the University of California, Irvine and director of the school’s arboretum. “But why stop there? Why not go the extra step and focus on native plants that benefit the whole ecosystem? I think this is a positive opportunity.”

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http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/21/california-drought-landscaping-succulents-wildflowers

 

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