Plant me... Nurture Me... I'm Indigenous

This series is to encourage our local residents to plant and nurture indigenous flora in their gardens. The articles were published monthly in our local newspaper and we have included as much information as we could find on each one, including how to grow them and interesting snippets about their use.

In biogeography, a species is defined as indigenous to a given region or ecosystem if its presence in that region is the result of only natural processes, with no human intervention. The term is equivalent to "native" in less scientific usage. Every natural organism (as opposed to a domesticated organism) has its own natural range of distribution in which it is regarded as indigenous. An indigenous species is not necessarily endemic. In biology and ecology, endemic means exclusively native to the biota of a specific place. An indigenous species may occur in areas other than the one under consideration. The terms "endemic" and "indigenous" do not imply that an organism necessarily originated or evolved where it is found.

Click on the links below to find out more about each plant in the series.

Hypoxis (Starflower)

Hibiscus Pedunculatus

Plectranthus (Spur Flower)

Asparagus Fern

Bush Violet

Falling Stars

Wild Pomegranate