Urban plant diversity: does not pass a weed

In the city, the diversity of species is greater than in the country as biologists came a few years ago for the first Time with this knowledge to the Public, wa

Urban plant diversity: does not pass a weed

In the city, the diversity of species is greater than in the country as biologists came a few years ago for the first Time with this knowledge to the Public, was great excitement. But also, for Frankfurt, is occupied for a long time. Biofrankfurt, a consortium of 16 institutions in the Rhine-Main-area, has already in the year 2010 show that in the main metropolis of almost 1700 different species of plants to grow – not on beds and in gardens, but in the outdoors, on the banks of the river, in the town of forest, fallow areas, and also to the countless tracks and roads. Thus, Frankfurt is home to around half of all plant species in Germany. In the Taunus, which is eleven times greater than the area of the city, grow in contrast, only 1250 different species.

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Mechthild Harting

editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

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And one more thing, the scientists of Biofrankfurt is determined at the time: Almost every second plant, which is in Frankfurt, at home, was eventually brought people to the city. An example of this is the North America master the end of pineappleweed is. It counts how many other of these kind of invasive plants to the "all over the world types". Today, radiation is widely used loose chamomile like a weed. To all appearances, it is also a specimen of this type, which was inked at the Emperor's body back in Ostend by a Graffiti Sprayer, and to see on this page with other pictures taken by the photographer Frank Rumpenhorst is.

Many a weed is a medicinal plant used

the "all the world" is certainly one of the bindweed, which, prepared when it blooms like Gerber with a focus in Sachsenhausen, every stroller joy. Who has, however, only once in the garden, the know quickly why it is considered to be a weed: makes you fast-wide, because it is in the soil, a deep and dense network of roots, which always drive new sprouts. In short, it is hardly to exterminate.

But what is a weed? In common usage, the plants are from the point of view of the people undesirable. Thousands of species fall into this category, including wegrain plants and true beauties, such as, for example, the poppies and the narrow-leafed species of willow-herb with its pink flower. The fireweed is true, however, as a medicinal and culinary herb. And the common wild chicory, including chicory, which has been discovered by Frank Rumpenhorst at the Dieburger Straße in Fechenheim, in this year, even the title of "medicinal plant of the year" in 2009, they was been to "flower of the year".

That, in the Frankfurt city area, so much to grow, has mainly to do that the city has been using for a long time, no weed-killers any more, not on the sidewalks, and certainly not on the green strip.

Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 10:20

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