John Torrey

Apr 19 2019

Collectors

John Torrey (1796-1873) is considered one of the most influential American botanists…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Herbarium Specimens Show Changes in the Landscape

Sep 20 2019

Focus on Science

Changing climate means changing landscapes. Herbarium specimens document what plants are growing in…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Phenology and Herbarium Specimens

Sep 20 2019

Focus on Science

As habitats get warmer, a plant's life cycle can change. For example, when spring…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

The Lackluster Major William Rich

Aug 5 2019

Collectors

Major William Rich was selected to be the botanist on the U. S.…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

An Unrequited Botanical Love Story

Feb 5 2020

Collectors

The love of botany is responsible for both fostering and hindering this…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Botanical Families

Nov 19 2019

Collectors

Memories are made on every field expedition. It's no wonder that for…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

The Cactaceae

Mar 27 2019

Works of Art

The Cactaceae was a publication written by the founder of NYBG, Nathaniel Lord Britton…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Daffodils are blooming!

Apr 22 2019

Works of Art

It's springtime and the daffodils are blooming outside! In the herbarium, these…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Art Cronquist's Tree: Japanese Wingnut

Jun 13 2019

Collectors

Recently walking on the NYBG grounds on a lovely spring day just…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Daffodil Hill

Mar 24 2020

We can't visit the Garden in person right now, but we can…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

July in the Native Plant Garden

Jul 10 2019

Works of Art

The Native Plant Garden is looking lovely right now! Some plants that…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Snap shot of the Rock Garden, circa 1942

Apr 3 2020

Specimen Stories

NYBG's Rock Garden in the spring is full of treasures that have been documented…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Spider Plant

Jan 30 2019

Specimen Stories

The spider plant is in the genus Chlorophytum which contains almost 200 species, mostly originating…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

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