Some flowers do not appear to play well with other people. In specific, a few flowers discharge chemical compounds to attempt to keep other flowers from growing too near. This botanical war strategy is referred to as allelopathy. Excerpts from University of Illinois Extension State Master Gardener Coordinator Sandy Mason’s The Homeowners Column web log explains this further.
Ebony walnuts (Juglans nigra) are among the best known plants that are allelopathic. Ebony walnut woods naturally include a chemical called juglone that could prevent the development of some flowers. Walnut buds, nut hulls, and origins retain the amount that is largest of juglone. But, also walnut leaves and stems have a tiny concentration of juglone. Continue reading “Let me make it clear about Plants That Inhibit Other Plants”