August 20, 2013

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  • A competitive environment: a dense stand of Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera).

    Competitive neighbours? That may depend on who they are….

    Plants most often live side-by-side with other plants. Neighbours compete locally with one another for light, water and soil nutrients. An individual plant may find itself alongside members of other species, “strangers” of its own species, or its own close kin (parents, offspring or siblings). There are two main schools of thought on how related […] More