Posts Tagged ‘nyc’

In NY Times today

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Hello New York Times readers!  I think they did a great job framing the issues and not downplaying the issues around local native plant conservation in the urban context.  What do you think?

“Today, that shadbush and dozens of other flora native to the New York region face extinction, a result of urban development and the encroachment of invasive plants from foreign lands…”

In Bloom Now

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Wild bean (Apios americana). Herbaceous, perennial, twining vine in the pea family (Fabaceae) found occasionally in the city (so a NYC rarity).  This one was found in a canopy opening in a moist forest.  I wonder why this isn’t available horticulturally?  Pelham Bay Park, Bronx.