Many plant species are considered culturally significant by contributing in one way or another to a specific culture, community, custom or belief system. For example, in Canada the sugar maple is considered culturally significant to many due to its importance during maple syrup production as well as prominence in our landscape during autumn, which in turn has led to its placement on the Canadian flag. In addition to sugar maple, there are many lesser known plant species considered to be culturally significant in Canada. These species are integral to maintaining a specific cultural landscape (i.e. Alvar, Carolinian forests or Garry Oak eco-regions). Additionally, these landscapes as well as specific species found within are crucial for aboriginal peoples through their incorporation into specific cultural beliefs and practices.