The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has recently completed a 20-year study and mapping effort of plant biodiversity in the metropolitan New York region. The New York Metropolitan Flora Project maps flora for all counties within a 50-mile radius of New York City.
Understanding the urban landscape is critical in our rapidly urbanizing world. Findings of BBG’s Metropolitan Flora Project serve as vital references for those involved in environmental efforts, from preserving rare plants, to planning parks and greenways, to repairing degraded habitats, to designing home gardens in which native plant communities are preserved or restored.
An interactive map feature allows you to select individual counties and see the woody species found there. The species lists link to maps where the species are found, and also to a detailed plant encyclopedia for more information on each species.