Young YOU| Indigenous and exotic vegetation

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Alien plants may be useful or attractive – but they can destroy native vegetation. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Alien plants may be useful or attractive – but they can destroy native vegetation. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Ever wonder about the origins of the trees and plants you see in gardens, parks or on the schoolgrounds? Was it planted there or did it just start growing by itself? Today we focus on two terms, namely indigenous and exotic.

We also take a look at some of SA’s indigenous trees and plants, including rooibos and a carnivorous (meat-eating) Western Cape plant.

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