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September 18, 2018

Featured plant: Bur oak

By Rachel Hokanson

When asked to conjure an image of the prairie, most people picture an endless sea of grass, as far as the eye can see. In actuality, the tallgrass...

Featured plant: Bur oak

By Rachel Hokanson | September 18, 2018

When asked to conjure an image of the prairie, most people picture an endless sea of grass, as far as the eye can see. In actuality, the tallgrass prairie was punctuated by groves of trees such as Quercus macrocarpa, or bur oak. The...

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September 4, 2018

Featured plant: Prairie dropseed

Sporobolus heterolepis or prairie dropseed, is a fine textured, clump forming perennial grass grown for its foliage and flowers. It’s native to...

Featured plant: Prairie dropseed

September 4, 2018

Sporobolus heterolepis or prairie dropseed, is a fine textured, clump forming perennial grass grown for its foliage and flowers. It’s native to the tallgrass and mixed grass prairies of central North America from Texas to southern...

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August 28, 2018

Plant of the Week: Sweet black-eyed Susan

By Ayinde Listhrop

From the onset of early summer, you can always count on the familiar eye catching sight of the sweet black-eyed Susan, or Rudbeckia subtomentosa, to...

Plant of the Week: Sweet black-eyed Susan

By Ayinde Listhrop | August 28, 2018

From the onset of early summer, you can always count on the familiar eye catching sight of the sweet black-eyed Susan, or Rudbeckia subtomentosa, to add a bright burst of color to the High Line. It comes in many varieties and goes by...

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August 21, 2018

Plant of the Week: Black Cherry

By Donavon T. Falls

As you walk along the northern section of the High Line, the self-seeded landscape of the Interim Walkway offers a brief window into an untouched, urban...

Plant of the Week: Black Cherry

By Donavon T. Falls | August 21, 2018

As you walk along the northern section of the High Line, the self-seeded landscape of the Interim Walkway offers a brief window into an untouched, urban ecological setting. If you are no stranger to New York City, these micro-greenspaces...

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August 14, 2018

Plant of the Week: Queen Anne's Lace

By Ayinde Listhrop

As you enter or exit the park towards the northern most section of the High Line, you’ll notice a self-seeded display featuring hundreds of white...

Plant of the Week: Queen Anne's Lace

By Ayinde Listhrop | August 14, 2018

As you enter or exit the park towards the northern most section of the High Line, you’ll notice a self-seeded display featuring hundreds of white flowers covering the length of the Interim walkway. Aggressive and hardy, yet...

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July 31, 2018

Plant of the Week: Sea Lavender

By Manuel Alarcon

Limonium platyphyllum, or sea lavender, is a clump-forming perennial native to southeastern and central Europe. It blooms July through August and...

Plant of the Week: Sea Lavender

By Manuel Alarcon | July 31, 2018

Limonium platyphyllum, or sea lavender, is a clump-forming perennial native to southeastern and central Europe. It blooms July through August and reveals hundreds of tiny, lavender-blue flowers at the ends of thin, wire-like stems....

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July 24, 2018

Open Encounter: A Conversation with Brendan Fernandes

By Ted Kerr

In anticipation of Brendan Fernandes’ Out of Line performance, we invited Ted Kerr, a Brooklyn-based writer, organizer and teacher at the New School...

Open Encounter: A Conversation with Brendan Fernandes

By Ted Kerr | July 24, 2018

In anticipation of Brendan Fernandes’ Out of Line performance, we invited Ted Kerr, a Brooklyn-based writer, organizer and teacher at the New School, to sit down and chat with Brendan about his art, life, and inspiration for Open...

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July 18, 2018

Plant of the Week: Virginia marsh-St. John's-wort

By Leah Liceaga

Triadenum virginicum, also referred to as Hypericum virginicum and by its common name Virginia marsh-St. John’s-wort is a perennial plant. This...

Plant of the Week: Virginia marsh-St. John's-wort

By Leah Liceaga | July 18, 2018

Triadenum virginicum, also referred to as Hypericum virginicum and by its common name Virginia marsh-St. John’s-wort is a perennial plant. This marsh herb belongs to the Clusiaceae family. Marsh St. John’s wort is most...

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July 17, 2018

Shasta Geaux Pop: A Conversation with Ayesha Jordan and Charlotte Brathwaite

By Ted Kerr

Ted Kerr, a Brooklyn based writer, organizer, and teacher at the New School, sat down and spoke with the duo about their work, how they met, and the...

Shasta Geaux Pop: A Conversation with Ayesha Jordan and Charlotte Brathwaite

By Ted Kerr | July 17, 2018

Ted Kerr, a Brooklyn based writer, organizer, and teacher at the New School, sat down and spoke with the duo about their work, how they met, and the evolution of Shasta.

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July 11, 2018

Plant of the Week: Star of Persia

By D'en Vargas

Did the presence of a cluster of purple stars bewitch you along your High Line commute? Allium cristophii, also known as the star of Persia, shows...

Plant of the Week: Star of Persia

By D'en Vargas | July 11, 2018

Did the presence of a cluster of purple stars bewitch you along your High Line commute? Allium cristophii, also known as the star of Persia, shows bright vibrant shades of purple from late spring to early summer. Although Allium...

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