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Practical advice and information to help you with activities ranging from the use of native plants in gardening to the conservation of biodiversity.

Links to many Web sites and print publications with detailed information to help you start exploring activities relating to native plant gardening and conservation.

Links to Web sites with information that focuses on issues relevant to conservation of native plants.

Links to the Web sites of many provincial, national and international organizations concerned with native plants and biodiversity.

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In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand what we are taught...

- Baba Dioum, Senegalese conservationist

Northern bog violet, Viola nephrophylla S84-5501.
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Like many other species of violet, the northern bog violet (Viola nephrophylla) has darker veins at the centre of the flower that point the way for pollinating insects to the nectar-laden spur at the base of the bottom petal. The hundreds of species of violet are complemented by the hybrids developed and popular for gardens. The leaves and flowers are edible, and the leaves are very high in vitamins A and C. Several species are at risk, however, so it is best to leave wild plants alone.


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