It’s a complex world out there and the botanists don’t seem to make it any easier! And there is nothing more confusing than listening to a bunch of gardeners talk in streams of apparently meaningless gobbledy-gook. Who do they think they are? But hold on a minute, don’t put it down to garden snobbery. Botanical names give us clues about plants, their relatives, their cultural needs and they are well worth learning.
The two main reasons for putting plants on effluent fields (ETS Field) are: 1. To soak up the wastewater and transpire (the plants version of perspiring) it out through the plants foliage. 2. To absorb nutrients out of the wastewater so that it does not make its way into the underground water table and so on into stream systems.