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October 2, 2018

Featured plant: Jindai tatarian aster

By Erika Harvey

Tatarian aster’s distinctive lavender blooms are a sure sign that autumn has arrived at the park.

Featured plant: Jindai tatarian aster

By Erika Harvey | October 2, 2018

Tatarian aster’s distinctive lavender blooms are a sure sign that autumn has arrived at the park.

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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 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 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 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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June 26, 2018

Plant of the Week: Yellow pitcher plant

By Manuel Alarcon

Sarracenia flava, also known as yellow pitcher plant, is a perennial native to the southeastern United States. In the wild, its range stretches from...

Plant of the Week: Yellow pitcher plant

By Manuel Alarcon | June 26, 2018

Sarracenia flava, also known as yellow pitcher plant, is a perennial native to the southeastern United States. In the wild, its range stretches from Virginia to Florida, sweeping west to Mobile Bay, Alabama. It can grow from one and a...

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June 4, 2018

Plant of the Week: Sweetclover

By EM Rodriguez

Sweetclover, Melilotus officinalis, can be found growing on the Interim Walkway by the Western Rail Yards.

Plant of the Week: Sweetclover

By EM Rodriguez | June 4, 2018

Sweetclover, Melilotus officinalis, can be found growing on the Interim Walkway by the Western Rail Yards.

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May 23, 2018

Plant of the Week: Northern maidenhair fern

By Ayumi Akimoto

Adiantum pedatum, also called northern maidenhair fern, is one of my favorite plants that you can find here on the High Line. It is a deciduous...

Plant of the Week: Northern maidenhair fern

By Ayumi Akimoto | May 23, 2018

Adiantum pedatum, also called northern maidenhair fern, is one of my favorite plants that you can find here on the High Line. It is a deciduous perennial plant, and like many ferns, it is in the Pteridaceae family.

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