Native Plants – Upstate NY

by Kathy Purdy · 7 comments

Anything and everything related to plants native to upstate NY, especially the Adirondacks, the Appalachians, and the Alleghenies–and also their arch-nemesis, invasive plants– is collected here.

…the shivery perfection that winter can bring to our gardens.
Brian Bixley, Essays on Gardening in a Cold Climate

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cathie May 19, 2013 at 11:09 am

io hade tubuler rooted spearmint growing till my dogs peed on them and over time killed them. fogd are gone and i am looking for them again. do u know where i can find them?


Weymouth Landscaping March 31, 2012 at 12:21 am

Thank you so much for sharing these resources! I landscape in Weymouth MA but often travel to NY for business. I will be looking into some of these places. Thanks!


Susan June 27, 2010 at 6:37 pm

This is not a very user friendly website, the links don’t work and I can’t find a place that shows pictures of wild flowers to identify the flowers I have in my yard


Virginie April 27, 2010 at 11:57 am

Hi everyone, I am in a search for these greens around Berne NY:
Juniper, Pine, Rhododendron, Cedar, and Neem. Are those bushes and trees part of your florea?

Also Do you any nursery that would carry them? or locals would like their garden to be trimmed before Summer?

Thank you for your leads.


Kathy Purdy September 17, 2008 at 10:37 am

It might be Burr Cucumber, but without a photo I really can’t tell.


Nancy Best September 17, 2008 at 10:26 am

My granddaughter found a plant and we can’t identify it. I looked like a tiny watermelon with long soft prickers. It was very wet inside with 2-4 seeds. The seeds looked a lot like watermelon seeds.


Ingrid February 17, 2008 at 2:20 pm

I wish all the links worked! :(
Looks like good info otherwise… :)


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