15 Apr '11, 6pm

Glad u liked my @nytimes op-ed! Extinct Plants of New York City - @TreeHugger

Glad u liked my @nytimes op-ed! Extinct Plants of New York City - @TreeHugger

From the swamp pink that once thrived on Staten Island, to the rose pink, which has made a comeback along Staten Island roadsides after being gone for decades, the slideshow is a great way to learn more about the native flora of the NYC area. Many of the plants featured have not only been lost from New York City, but are threatened in the rest of the U.S. as well. One plant that has gone extinct in the area is the round leaved sundew, a carnivorous plant that once lived in the bogs surrounding Brooklyn. Once the bogs were drained, the sundews disappeared.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/extinct_plants_of...

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