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NYC Wildflower Week 2017

NYC Wildflower Week 2017 . . .

Ornithogalum umbellatum
(NYC 05 2017)

The ninth annual NYC Wildflower Week has come to a close with another stretch of days, May 6-14, filled with events and programs related to the wild flora of the New York City region.

Read more about the NYCWW team and related activities on its excellent website. A link can be found to the right listed under the Blogroll.

Capsella bursa-pastoris
(NYC 05 2017)

— rPs 05 16 2017

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May Showers, May Flowers

May Showers, May Flowers . . .

West Side Berm 05 2016

A Well-Untended West Side Berm (NYC 05 2016)

The annual NYC Wildflower Week filled the Five Boroughs with wild plant awareness, again celebrating native New York City flora, between May 8 and 15 this year.

Further exploration of the green spaces at the speed of exercise accompanied several days of dark sky and sprinkled rain. The cool water and ameliorated sunlight has invigorated everything that grows green in New York City. What follows has emerged as days bright and clear, brisk, borne on steady breeze. The dappled shade of the Sweetgum, Black Oak, London Plane, or Ginkgo reveals many native and immigrant inhabitants in flush growth.

 

Burdock, (Arctium lappa)

Burdock Manhattan 05 2016

Garlic Mustard, (Alliaria petiolatra)

Garlic Mustard 05 2016

 

Grass Lily (Ornithogalum umbellatum)

Grass Lillies NYC 05 2016

 

Shepherd’s Purse, (Capsella bursa-pastoris) Shepherds Purse Bench NYC 05 2016

One can encounter at ease many such plants sprouted to the size of a shrub. That advertises healthy vigor, acceptable conditions, and lenient grounds-keeping.

NYC Wildflower Week, and beyond; Wildflowers of the West Village, and beyond: here, along the trailed, trailing green edge of Manhattan. Proof may be witnessed on any average, well-untended New York City berm.

– rPs 05 18 2016

 

Postscript: The website of the NYC Wildflower Week may be browsed any time of year with a click of the link available to the right under the Blogroll.

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NYC Wildflower Week 2015

NYC Wildflower Week 2015 . . .

Mayapples In Full Bloom (05 2015)

Mayapples In Full Bloom
(05 2015)

Wildflowers stand in the New York City center rather than on the edges this week. It’s . . .

NYC Wildflower Week

Events are scheduled every day between May 09 and 17 throughout the five boroughs. Follow the link located under the Blogroll to learn more from the source.

– rPs 05 15 2015

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Cinco de Mayo and the Mayapple

Cinco de Mayo and the Mayapple . . .

Mayapple (NYC, 2015)

Mayapple
(NYC, 2015)

Cinco de Mayo seems a good time to celebrate the consummate wildflower of May: Podophyllum peltatum, the Mayapple.

Shaded, wooded areas are the best places to seek out the Mayapple. Perennial colonies, each borne on a rhizome, now display the distinctive palmate leaves supported by stems bearing a single bud beneath, which will bloom white and mature into a fruit that always appears like a little treasure in the woodland.

Another regular now in flower is the Virginia Bluebell, Mertensia virginica. Shaded hillsides and groves in Manhattan’s Central Park become carpeted by this variety at this time of year. Specimens found in the parks and neighborhoods of the west side of the island are less dense, yet display just as intense a range of pink buds blending into true blue bell blossoms. The view is gorgeous, yet short lived, this being an ephemeral plant brief of life cycle.

Virginia Bluebell (NYC, 2015)

Virginia Bluebell, NYC
(2015)

NYC Wildflower Week is fast approaching and the city is in full bloom. Uncut park lawns are dressed in many, often immigrant, wildflowers: the purples of Red Deadnettle and Viola, the yellows of Dandelion and Lesser Celandine, the white of Garlic Mustard. Photo examples of these standard bloomers may be found throughout Wildflowers of the West Village.

Disfrutar de las flores!

“You Wanted Color”
pencils on paper
(04 2015)

– rPs 05 05 2015

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NYC Wildflower Week

NYC Wildflower Week . . .

Grass Lilies (Ornithogalum umbellatum) bloom at the beginning of NYC Wildflower Week. (photo taken 05 10 2014)

Grass Lilies (Ornithogalum umbellatum) bloom at the beginning of NYC Wildflower Week. (photo taken 05 10 2014)

The seventh annual NYC Wildflower Week is in full swing with a variety of events scheduled through Sunday, May 18th. Visit the website listed on the blogroll to the right for more information.

— rPs 05 16 2014

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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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NYC Wildflower Week, May 12-20, 2012

NYC Wildflower Week, May 12-20, 2012 . . .

Full Color: Jefferson Market Garden is in bloom in time for NYC Wildflower Week. (photo taken 05 12 2012)

NYC Wildflower Week celebrates its 5th anniversary this year. There will be over thirty free events on offer, open to the public, and spread across all five boroughs of the city. Related nature study, including regional animal species, will be on the program as well. A full listing of events can be found by following this link:

http://www.nycwildflowerweek.org/events.htm

New York City possesses 53,000 acres of open space and 778 native plant species (plus numerous flowering immigrants, many of which are featured here at WWV), so take some time to explore the urban outdoors and enjoy May’s wildflowers.

You never know where a city wildflower may grow: Water Parsnip (Sium suave) blooms beside a tree between 8th and 9th Avenues. (photo taken 05 12 2012)

– rPs 05 12 2012

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