A Botanical Tour of Harlem

By Matthew C. Pace

Jan 21 2022

The New York City neighborhood of Harlem is a center for Black culture in America. Take a tour through Harlem and learn about some of the plant species collected from the neighborhood, from city sidewalks to northern Central Park. Containing over 37,000 specimens collected from the five boroughs, the NYBG Steere Herbarium protects and maintains the largest collection of plants and fungi from NYC, providing an invaluable window into the City’s evolving biodiversity and cultural landscape.