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Explore Your Environment

Early American botanists like John Torrey did not have to travel far afield to engage with the plant world—most of them were self-taught, and studied the plants growing near their homes. View some of the common plants Torrey studied so that you can look for them.

a body of water in Central Park in the foreground with the buildings of New York City in the background

New York City EcoFlora

A project of The New York Botanical Garden, the New York City EcoFlora project engages the public in the protection and preservation of the City’s native plant species. Participants assemble data on the City’s flora to assist in informing policy decisions about management and conservation.