While homeowners don’t know much about native plant palettes, they had positive attitudes about using natives in residential landscapes to conserve water.
This study examines the perceptions of upper-income homeowners in North Texas regarding their knowledge of native plant palettes and their commitment to using them in their residential landscapes. Literature on the topic highlights different perspectives on the actual definition of `native’ plants. However, for the purpose of this study a `native plant palette’ refers to the use of a plant species that “occurs naturally in a particular region, ecosystem or habitat without direct or indirect human intervention” and in return helps support its surrounding ecological community. (2012) Masters thesis by Amber Davis, The University of Texas at Arlington.