Journal archives for December 2020

December 01, 2020

NYBG EcoFlora December EcoQuest Challenge


Common Reed (Phragmites australis subsp. australis), also known simply as “Phrag” is very aggressive in disturbed sites and forms extensive monospecific stands (e.g. New Jersey Meadowlands). Estuaries and marshes are some of the most productive ecosystems on earth and their transformation to monocultural stands of one non-native species such as Phrag degrades their dynamic structure and diversity.

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December 08, 2020

New York City EcoFlora Community Survey

Greetings New York City Nature Lovers,

The New York City EcoFlora was pioneered by you– 17,000 New Yorkers! Today there are five partner gardens across the country, each with their own EcoFlora modeled on our success.

You can help improve the EcoFlora model by participating in a brief online survey. Do you enjoy being a part of the New York City EcoFlora? Has it increased your appreciation of plant life or understanding of urban biodiversity? Let us know what you think by December 15th.

Take the Community Survey

Thank you!

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December 18, 2020

Community Scientists Make Important Plant Discoveries

December 2020

Community scientists make important plant discoveries around New York City

New York City EcoFlora community scientists, Sara Rall, Susan Hewitt, Zihao Wang and Daniel Atha recently discovered two plant species never before documented in our region. Local residents Susan Hewitt, Sara Rall and Zihao Wang discovered a new plant for North America and a new species (and genus) for New York State. They made the discoveries this fall while observing the flora and fauna in the greater New York City region. Their discoveries are published in the latest issue of the online botanical journal, Phytoneuron.

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