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Plants in nature and in the residential landscape provide many benefits for humans and wildlife. Of all the types of plants available, native plants found naturally in the region are more suited for local conditions, tolerating several environmental extremes found on barrier islands. They also provide the most ecological benefits to wildlife.
One of the most common, yet exceptional native plants found on Kiawah Island is the southern wax myrtle. Learn more about the wax myrtle and its importance in this issue of Learning with Lee.