The New York Metropolitan Flora Project

Friday, April 02, 2010

Dr. Gerry Moore, director of science at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and coordinator of the New York Metropolitan Flora project, discusses the first definitive findings that New York is losing native plants and many are being replaced with new plants, many from the South. The New York Metropolitan Flora Project is the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of plant biodiversity in the metropolitan New York area. See some examples of native plants on the decline on the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Historic Image Collection page.


Dr. Gerry Moore,

Comments [2]

cwebba from Astoria

It would be better to see these photographs on People can link to the photographs and there is a greater opportunity to build community there.

Also, It would be nice to be informed a little more about the plants, where they would be expected to be found.

However, Thank you for the effort that you made.

Apr. 04 2010 06:57 AM
MA from park slope

Wondering what the trends are in terms of native plant loss? Sounds like there are losses of more northernly distributed plants like bunchberry, and ericaceous/acid-soils but wondering about such things as orchids and spring ephemerals where their own life cycles might be affecting their ability to survive in urbanized natural areas.

Apr. 02 2010 01:10 AM

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