Elephant Ears Research Paper

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In Ecology, biological invasions are composed of native, non-native, and invasive species. There are attributes that classify which organism belongs to which category. Native species are organisms that are locally from the territory and result from natural processes with no human inference. Non-native species (exotic species) are organisms that are from a remote ecosystem and have the ability to become either invasive or non-invasive. Invasive species are types of exotic organisms that cause environmental and economic harm to our human wellbeing. The research question being tested is ‘’How does the invasive elephant ear affect the performance of the native pickerelweed and arrow arum?’’ One hypothesis could be that elephant ear is a competitive invader because of rapid growth and reproduction. I have predicted that elephant ear will have a larger plant length, more amounts in leaf and stem than the pickerelweed and arrow arum when planted in the same location. There are multiple aspects that transform exotic specie into an invasive specie. These traits incorporate the adaptation of a similar environment, rapid development and…show more content…
It is viewed as a local specie located in zones that contain swamps particular in Southeastern Asia. Wetland elephant ears have been plowed as foliage plants in moist soil and utilized as a nourishment source. Elephant ears, scientifically known as Colocasia esculenta, can be grown in water gardens and wetland regions. Taro plants contain a harsh compound that is diminished by cooking and can cause stomachaches. Elephant ears are invasive species that disarray and replace the native plant environments primarily in Florida. Invasive elephant ear is displacing many native species like betula nigra, cornus alternifolia, and clethra alnifolia. However, our primary focus is on the native arrow arum and pickerelweed that is located in most aquatic regions in

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