Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Science) ›› 2023, Vol. 2023 ›› Issue (3): 53-63.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-5641.2023.03.006

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Analysis on perennial herbs in the rural plant landscape of Shanghai

Qianwen TANG, Qingyun LI, Tao LIU, Dan CHEN*()   

  1. School of Design, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
  • Received:2022-03-03 Accepted:2022-05-09 Online:2023-05-25 Published:2023-05-25
  • Contact: Dan CHEN


Based on a field investigation of eleven villages in Shanghai across four seasons and statistical analysis of photos and observation data, 62 perennial herbs species, belonging to 30 families and 52 genera, were identified. Gramineae, Compositae, and Asparagaceae accounted for the majority of species observed; meanwhile, native plants accounted for a relatively low proportion, representing only 15.63% of the total. Challenges for the plant landscape include monotonous dominant species, similar landscapes, and poor growth conditions. Cluster analysis was used to classify the characteristics of the investigated perennial herbs and to select potential substitutes for underperforming species. The data can be used to optimize the allocation of plant communities and to provide a theoretical basis for improving the rural plant landscape of Shanghai.

Key words: landscape plant, perennial herbs, cluster analysis, Shanghai, rural landscape

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