Invasions of adventive plants in Israel

A. Dafni, D. Heller

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Some 123 adventive wild species occur in the flora of Israel: 42% are of tropical origin, 22.7% are North American. About 2/3 of the species reached Israel through neighbouring countries; 1/3 arrived directly from their countries of origin. Four patterns of population dynamics can be recognized: accidental species, species with limited distribution, colonizing species, and species penetrating into natural habitats. About 30 species are widespread noxious weeds which now have economic significant in Israel; 20 others are known to have similar ecological tendencies in other countries. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-160
Number of pages26
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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