Native plant species are plants that are found naturally and historically within a certain region. Endemic plants are native plants with the added factor of not being found anywhere else except that particular region. Both native and endemic plants are specifically adapted to the conditions of the area they are found in whether it be extremely dry and hot or very cold and wet climates.
One of the benefits of using native and endemic plants in gardens is the fact that they can conserve water as they are adapted to these conditions. They also need less time, effort and money to tend to because of this. More info. Native and endemic plants also provide essential habitat for native wildlife, assisting in the maintenance and balance of native ecosystems. More info.
These facts were compiled for the purposes of the sustainable events toolkit created under the Sustainable Conferences and Events project implemented by Topkinisis Travel and AKTI Project and Research Centre. The Project ENTERPRISES/0618/0046 is co-funded by the European Regional Development Funding and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation.