What are Bioindicator Plants?

Plants used for monitoring environmental conditions are called bioindicators or biomonitors. Bioindicators can demonstrate the presence of air pollutants and can facilitate the estimate of the frequency of the occurrence of damaging levels of air pollution and the aerial distribution of air pollution with respect to time and geographic areas.

sensitive varieties (cultivars) of watermelons, muskmelons, cucumbers, squash, snapbeans, potatoes, as well as other crops

Common indicator plants typically found in the wild.