Heavy metal concentrations in plants growing on a copper mine spoil in the Grand Canyon, Arizona

R. J. Hobbs, B. Streit

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Abstract

The soil had high concentrations of available Cu and Zn, and the herbaceous perennial Thlaspi montanum var fendleri contained amounts of Ni, Cu and Zn in direct proportion to the soil concentrations (EDTA extractable). Another herbaceous perennial, Phlox austromontana, and the woody perennial Juniperus osteosperma had considerably lower amounts of these elements. Figures for metal accmulation by plants should always be related to plant-available soil concentrations. -frm AuthorsThlaspi montanum fendleri Phlox austromontana Juniperus osteosperma Cu Ni Zn

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-281
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Midland Naturalist
Volume115
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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