Use Opportunities of Some Natural Herbaceous Plants of Cankiri Province in Landscape Applications

Gamze Tuttu, Ibrahim Aytas, Zuhal Dilaver


In landscape arrangements, selection of plant species which have high value as ecological, aesthetic, functional and economically is important. That is one of the main subjects that increase the quality of natural and cultural landscape. Preference of natural herbs which growth in local region and adapted to environmental conditions contributes both rural-urban connectivity and urban biodiversity. It also reduces the pressure of urban structures on natural habitats. According to Flora of Turkey, 358 taxa has been recorded in Çankırı province. The aim of this study is to determine the landscape characteristics and use opportunities of the herbaceous species in Çankırı flora, in addition to this, to protect sensitive species that are high ecological value in the region. Besides, it promotes the production of natural plants as ornamental. As a result, 22 natural herb have been considered suitable for landscape applications.

Keywords: Çankırı, herbaceous plant, natural landscape, landscape usage

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/5-3-16

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702