Activities

Replacement Native Species

Est. Time 8 minutes (32-40 minutes into class)

Students continuing working with their groups. Students should look up 5 native species that could replace the invasive exotic plant species studied above. Students should answer the following questions in their notebook about the native species.

1. What is the name of the native plant?

2. What invasive exotic plant species do you think it best replaces, and why?

3. If used on UGA’s campus, how could this native species support the health of UGA’s watersheds?

Suggested native plants for students to learn use: American Holly, Trumpet Honeysuckle, Butterfly Milkweed, Virginia Creeper. (currently no pdf of native species)

Links for Suggested Invasive Exotic Species which include images:

American Holly (Ilex opaca): http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ILOP

Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa): http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ASTU

Oconee Azalea: http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=RHFL

Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens): http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=LOSE

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia): http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PAQU2

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