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EDIBLE ORNAMENTAL PLANTS USED IN LANDSCAPING AREAS: THE CASE OF ÇANAKKALE CITY CENTER

Published in AgroLife Scientific Journal, Volume 11, Number 2
Written by Zehra GUNES, Ozgur KAHRAMAN

Open green spaces are the areas where the city, people and other living things breathe. Some plants used in these areas have both aesthetic and food features. These plants called edible ornamental plants can yield food products such as leaves, flowers and fruits suitable for consumption in urban areas without a commercial income. In this study, it was aimed to determine the potential of edible ornamental plants in the sample of Çanakkale City Center. The research was conducted in 15 streets, 4 parks and 31 schools in Çanakkale City Center. Plant species and numbers in the study area were determined on site. According to the analyses, a total of 60 families, 123 genera, 166 species, 53 edible species and 29220 plants were identified in the study area. 44.39% of the plants were located in parks, 43.34% in streets and 12.28% in schools. The rate of edible species was determined as 37.38% in streets, 38.02% in parks and 35.09% in schools. The edible plant rate was 25.02% and the edible species rate was 32.12%.

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