Live fast, die young: Urban plants are more closely related and live shorter lives than plants in the countryside

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Live fast, die young: Urban plants are more closely related and live shorter lives than plants in the countryside

Posted: 18 Apr 2012 06:53 AM PDT

Cities in both, the US and Europe harbor more plant species than rural areas. However, plant species of urban areas are more closely related to each other and often share similar functions. Consequently, urban ecosystems should be more sensitive towards environmental impacts than rural ecosystems.
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