What green plants?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by DeepGreenLawn, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,372

    What green plants? All green plants including turf or certain types?
  2. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,911

    Some plants used for phytoremediation are:

    · Alfalfa (symbiotic with hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria)
    · Arabidopsis (carries a bacterial gene that transforms mercury into a gaseous state)
    · Bamboo family (accumulates silica in it's stalk and nitrogen as crude protein in it's leaves)
    · Bladder campion (accumulates zinc and copper)
    · Brassica juncea (Indian mustard greens) (accumulates selenium, sulfur, lead, chromium, cadmi um, nickel, zinc, and copper)
    · Buxaceae (boxwood) and Euphorbiaceae (a succulent) (accumulates nickel)
    · Compositae family (symbiotic with Arthrobacter bacteria, accumulates cesium and strontium)
    · Ordinary tomato and alpine pennycress (accumulates lead, zinc and cadmium)
    · Poplar (used in the absorption of the pesticide, atrazine)


    you really do want your head to explode
  3. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    TG, DGL is going to be teaching us soon

    I had coffee coming out of my nose when I read what you said at the bottom, I could actually see it happen, his brains all over the fire house

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