Scientists have found out that some keystone plants can influence the plants and animals of a particular ecosystem. Using native keystone plants in your garden can help you bring life to your garden.
Conservationists discuss the importance of these keystone species when they are raising money or awareness for a species they are protecting. Whales, seagrass, and krill are marine examples of these.
Food webs will be fragmented if keystone species disappear; the system flourishes when we protect these species. To ensure tigers are well protected, the whole ecosystems need to be preserved by making sure several species remain preserved. Therefore, this tiger is referred to as the ‘keystone’ that keeps the ecosystem intact.
We must have heard about the plight of bee populations in America and also planting bee-friendly flowers in gardens. All types of insect species play a significant role in the local ecosystem.
Two of such insects are the butterflies and moths. The offspring of these insects provide more benefits for the forest than we can ever think of. Humans and other animals would perish within a shortwhile without pollinators.
Planting a garden that is pollinator friendly can provide these insects’ food and shelter as pollinator habitat becomes fragmented. Species such as violets, wild sunflowers, goldenrod, and wild strawberry attract several species of butterflies and moths in the Mid-Atlantic region.
You are doing a lot of good to the North American ecosystems by simply planting native keystone species that bring in swarms of moths and butterflies.