Exploring North Carolina

Native Intelligence

Season 1100 Episode 1102 | 27m 2s

Wherever you go in North Carolina you will find a blanket of greenery – trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses. Much of the greenery, especially in our urban areas, is comprised of ornamental alien species. This increasing use of non-native plant material seems to defy logic, since we live in one of the "hotbeds" of biodiversity in the temperate world.

Aired: 07/23/14

Rating: NR

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