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HABITAT CONDITIONS OF CANADIAN GOLDENROD IN A SELECTED REGION OF EASTERN POLAND

Elżbieta Królak 1  ,  
 
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Department of Environmental Research and Life Sciences, Institute of Biology, University of Environmental and Human Sciences in Siedlce, Prusa 12, 08-110 Siedlce, Poland
J. Ecol. Eng. 2017; 18(4):76–81
Publish date: 2017-07-01
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The Canadian goldenrod Solidago canadensis (L) is an invasive species in Poland. It occurs both in habitats only weakly impacted by anthropogenic factors as well as in habitats subjected to intensive transformations by humans. The aim of this study was to characterise the habitats of S. canadensis in Mińsk Mazowiecki and in out-of-town areas. It has been shown, based on an analysis of the principal soil properties, that the sites where S. canadensis was found had clayey-sandy soil and a C/N ratio indicative of medium and high soil degradation. Canadian goldenrod was found at sites with a diverse content of phosphorus, calcium and magnesium in soil, as well as a diverse soil pH, indicative of a strongly acidic, acidic and alkaline character of the soil.
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Elżbieta Królak   
Department of Environmental Research and Life Sciences, Institute of Biology, University of Environmental and Human Sciences in Siedlce, Prusa 12, 08-110 Siedlce, Poland