NYBG 2022 New Species Review!

Dec 22 2022

Focus on Science

Every year, botanists describe hundreds of new plant, algal, fungal, and lichen…


By Matthew C. Pace

Plants of the Holiday Train Show

Nov 22 2022

The Holiday Train Show is a winter tradition at the New York…


By Amy Weiss

Fleshy Fruits

Nov 8 2022

In addition to being eaten straight from the tree or shrub, many…


By Emily B. Sessa

Tubers/Edible Roots

Nov 8 2022

Plants use underground storage structures such as corms, tubers, and rhizomes to…


By Emily B. Sessa

Nuts

Nov 8 2022

Pictured above are a few of the many species of nut-bearing trees…


By Emily B. Sessa

Lenape Plant Medicines

Nov 8 2022

Lenape healers or herbalists use a large number of plants for treating…


By Emily B. Sessa

Lenape Foodways

Nov 8 2022

The Lenape use hundreds of plants for food, including species that historically…


By Emily B. Sessa

Plantways of the Lenape People

Nov 8 2022

The New York Botanical Garden is located on land that is part…


By Emily B. Sessa

Creepy Zombies

Oct 28 2022

There's nothing scarier than the idea of becoming a zombie - still…


By Amanda M. Chandler

Remembrances of Yours

Sep 9 2022

Specimen Stories

There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance.Pray you, love, remember. And there is pansies,that’s…


By Kelcie Brown

Ginger and Chiya

Aug 4 2022

Specimen Stories

Ginger, also known as Zingiber officinale is native to tropical climates like…


By Ang Lama

Season it with Leaves

Jul 14 2022

Specimen Stories

Culinary herbs are plants with aromatic properties and that are used for…


By Amy Weiss

Naming the Rainbow: Caeruleum / Blue

Jun 4 2022

What's in a name?

The rarest color in nature, caeruleum (Latin for blue), usually indicates a…


By Matthew C. Pace

Naming the Rainbow: Flavum / Yellow

Jun 4 2022

What's in a name?

Flavum (Latin for yellow) is often used to indicate yellow flowers, hairs, or…


By Matthew C. Pace

Naming the Rainbow: Coccineum / Scarlet

Jun 4 2022

What's in a name?

A close cousin of the color rubrum, coccineum (Latin for scarlet) is…


By Matthew C. Pace

Naming the Rainbow: Viola / Violet

Jun 4 2022

What's in a name?

In an etymological twist, the color violet takes its name from the violet…


By Matthew C. Pace

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