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Plant Diversity & Environmental Justice

In the Twin Cities, indigenous communities and communities of color often live in places with higher environmental risk. (Explore this map to learn more.) How does urban plant diversity and abundance change from one neighborhood to another? Are there correlations between biodiversity and pollution rates?

Native, Invasive, and Cultivated Species

What percentage of the plants that we see are native to Minnesota (and specifically to the county we find them in?) What percentage are species that have been introduced from other states or countries, recently or long ago? And what percentage are cultivars – cultivated varieties of species that have been bred by people for our gardens and roadsides?