Javelina Resistant Plants

Jeff Schalau

Javelina are omnivorous animals with poor eyesight and a keen sense of smell. They browse and eat roots of many plants. Their diet changes with food availability in their environment. They may also nibble on or dig up plants that they do not actually eat. The plants names on this list represent plants less likely to be eaten by javelina, but there are no guarantees that they won’t touch them. The only certain method to prevent plant injury is through exclusion (a fence or other barrier). This list was compiled from a technical report researched and written by Cindy Tiger of Arizona Game and Fish Dept. Ticer studied urban javelina in the Prescott area in 1993 and utilized 300 homeowner interviews concerning javelina eating habits.

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