Phytoremediation of Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soil Using Native Plants

  title={Phytoremediation of Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soil Using Native Plants},
  author={Diana Bizecki Robson and James J. Germida and Robert E. Farrell and Joan Knight},
Phytoremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil involves plants and their associated microorganisms. However, few cold-tolerant plants have been identified for reclamation in the native grasslands and woodlands of Canada. We assessed 35 native grasses, legumes and forbs, and seven exotic grasses and legumes for their ability to germinate and survive in crude oil contaminated soil. Based on germination, survival, growth rate, and above and below ground biomass five native (Artemisia frigida… CONTINUE READING