Heavy Metals and Plants
How do heavy metals help in promoting plant growth?
Without knowing which "heavy metals" are being referred to, what is their
chemical state, and what is the meant by "promoting" and which "plants" are
being referred to, it isn't possible to provide a definitive answer.
Actually, the situation is the opposite. Heavy metals can be a source of plant
However, some plants can be used to remove heavy metals from soils.
Anthony R. Brach, PhD
Missouri Botanical Garden
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Update: June 2012