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May Flowers of Manhattan

May Flowers of Manhattan . . .

Yellow Flag
(NYC 05 2020)

City wildflowers have never lifted my spirits more than during this month of May. Morning walks home from my essential worksite have cleansed my mind, filled my lungs with fresh air, and filled my eyes with life worth living. Views in bloom I hope will be the main lasting memory I keep of this chequered pandemic time.

Here are a few thousand words worth of photos to convey the magnificence of this May in Manhattan:

Wild Columbine

Wild Columbine, Aquilegia canadensis
(NYC 05 2020)

Shepherd’s Purse

Shepherd’s Purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris
(NYC 05 2020)

English Plantain

English Plantain, Plantago lanceolata
(NYC 05 31 2020)

And last, and perhaps most iconic: the always cheerful Common Dandelion

Common Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale
(NYC 05 31 2020)

All the above and more can be seen now during a walk through the city’s many green spaces. Grab a mask, and go . . .

The Green Path
(NYC 05 2020)

— rPs 05 31 2020

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NYC Wildflower Week

NYC Wildflower Week . . .

Eastern Red Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) blooms in a tree pit near Greenwich Street. (photo taken 05 2013)

Eastern Red Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) blooms in a tree pit near Greenwich Street. (photo taken 05 2013)

The sixth annual NYC Wildflower Week has begun and runs between May 11th and 19th. Click on the link under the blogroll to view the various activities and events scheduled to celebrate the authentic green New York . . .

— rPs 05 12 2013

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