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Abstract

Characterization of the alien flora of the municipality of Santa Coloma de Farners (Girona, NE Spain).

Abstract

Between 2015 and 2020, 204 vascular alien plants (140 established and 64 casual) have been observed in the municipality of Santa Coloma de Farners (Girona, NE Spain), which represents just over a fifth of its flora. The characterization of this alien flora has been carried out for the entire municipality and for the two biogeographic sectors that comprise it, taking into consideration the groups of taxa, their geographical origin, the degree of implementation at the local scale (percentage of the total flora, naturalization and frequency in the municipality) and different parameters related to the introduction process at the regional scale (period, way and intentionality of introduction in Catalonia). Keywords: vascular plants; non-native flora; Guilleries; Plana de la Selva; Girona; Catalonia; Spain.