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New York Times Article Features Lost Native Flora

The March 26, 2011 Sunday New York Times published an on-line interactive botanical op-ed titled When New York City Bloomed by Marielle Anzelone and Wendy Hollender.  The text and art work describe the extinction of our local flora and display 12 paintings of select lost plants.  Each plant displayed was once found within the City limits but lost habitat.  The text describe the loss of hundreds of other native trees, shrubs and herbs.  The Flora of New Jersey Project members are quite familiar with many of the lost species, especially a few of those illustrated in the op-ed.  Many are still present in the Garden State.  The tale is simple: once common can become lost when habitat is lost, and so is the lesson from the New York City flora.

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