Plants are critical elements of wildlife habitat that provide a variety of ecosystem functions, including providing food and cover, stabilizing soils, maintaining water temperatures, and recharging groundwater. Some wildlife species have very narrow habitat requirements in which they have developed close associations with particular plant species; other species, meanwhile, are more general in their habitat requirements.
The Plants of Prince Edward Island by D.S. Erskine (1960) lists all of the species recorded in the province, although it is likely that there are some absences.
Follow the links below to learn more about some of our common plant species!