New York Flora Photo Gallery
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Note: flora are arranged according to the habitats in which they are typically found. Within each habitat grouping, they are arranged according to color (yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, white, brown). Most photos are taken in the New York City region within a hundred-mile radius of Manhattan. A few are taken in the Catskills and the Adirondacks within a day's drive of Manhattan. These photos offer a representative sampling of the flora of New York. It is a growing collection, so check back for new photos and updates. Keep in mind that ranges and flowering times of plants are shifting as a result of global warming. My primary sources are Clemants and Gracie, Wildflowers in the Fields and Forests: A Field Guide to the Northeastern United States (2006), Chapman et al., Wildflowers of New York (1998), and Petersen and McKenny, Field Guide to Wildflowers of Northeastern and North-central North America (1968). I have also photographed the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Native Flora selection of plants, which is expanding. -Betsy McCully
Flora of beaches and dunes
Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
flowers May-July
Beach  heather (Hudsonia tomentosa)
May-July
Dusty Miller (Artemesia stelleriana)
May-August
Smooth rose (Rosa blanda)
June-Aug.
Seaside goldenrod
August-September
Rosa Rugosa
           Beach Pea (Lathyrus japonicus)
June-Aug.
Pine barren sandwort (Arenaria caroliniana)
May-June
Beach Plum (Prunus maritima)
flowers April-June, fruits Sept. - Oct.
Sea-beach rose (Rosa Rugosa)
July-August
Groundsel tree (Baccharis halimifolia)
Sept.-Nov.
Beach rose hips
Adam's Needle (Yucca filamentosa)
Flora of salt marshes
          Glasswort (Salicornia maritima)
       Sea lavender
(Limonium carolinianum)
Flora of freshwater marshes, swamps, bogs, ponds, and streams
Yellow pond-lily, Spatterdock
(Nuphar luteum)
mid-June through August
Canada lily (Lilium canadense)
late June to mid-July
Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)
late April through May
Jewelweed or Touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)
July-Sept.
Pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea)
June
Skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)
March-April
Marsh cinquefoil (Potentilla palustris)
June-Aug.
Sundew  (Drosera rotundifolia)
Swamp milkweed
(Asclepias incarnata)
June-August
Water Willow or Swamp Loosestrife
(Decodon verticillatus)
July-August
Rose pogonia (Pogonia ophioglossoides)
late June through mid-July
Swamp rose mallow
(Hibiscus moscheutos)
late July through August
Grass pink (Calopogon tuberosus)
late June through late JUly
forget-me-nots
(Myosotis scorpioides)
May-July
Blue flag (Iris versicolor)
June through early July
Pickerel-weed (Pontederia cordata)
late July-August
Swamp Honeysuckle
(Rhododendron viscosum)
June-July
White waterlily (Nimphaea odorata)
mid-June to mid-August
White fringed orchid
(Platanthera blephariglottus)
mid-July through August
Bulrush or wool grass (Scirpus cyperinus)
Cattails (Typha latifolia)
May-July
Flora of Woodlands
Yellow trout-lily (Erythronium americanum)
March-May
May-apple (Podophyllum peltatum)
April-June
Toadshade (Trillium sessile)
April-June
Whorled loosestrife
(Lysimachia quadrifolia)
June-August
Yellow lady-slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum)
mid-May to mid-June
Shrubby Saint John's Wort
(Hypericum spathulatum)
June-Sept.
Sickle-leaved golden aster
(Chrysopsis falcata)
July-Sept.
Black Tupelo or Sour Gum
(Nyssa sylvatica)
fruits August-Oct.
tree
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinales)
mid-July through August
  Pink lady's slipper
(Cypripedium acaule)
late May-June
Purple trillium (Trillium erectum)
late April-June
Northern downy  violet
(Viola fimbriatula)
April-May
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)
mid-May to mid-June
Nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum)
April-June
False Solomon's seal
(Maianthemum racemosa)
May-July
Shooting star (Dodocatheon meadia)
April-June
Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
May-July
IIndian pipe (Monotropa uniflora)
June-Sept.
Spotted wintergreen
(Chimaphila maculata)
June-August
Red baneberry (Actaea rubra)
May-June
Blue wood aster (Aster cordifolius)
September-October
Tall white aster (Aster lanceolatus)
September
Sweet pepperbush (Clethra alnifolia)
July-Aug.
Wild sarsparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)
mid-May to mid-June
Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
mid-June to mid-July
shrub
Mapleleaf viburnum  (Viburnum acerifolium)
flowers May-August, fruits July-Oct.
shrub
Southern Arrowwood (VIburnum dentatum)
flowers June-Aug.
Flora of Fields and Meadows
Maryland Golden-aster (Chrysopsis mariana)
Aug.-Oct.
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
June-Oct.
Camphor weed (Heterotheca subaxillaris)
Aug.-Nov.
  Yellow thistle (Cirsium horridulum)
May-Aug.
Goldenrod (Solidago species)
        Butter-and-eggs (Linaria vulgaris)
June-Oct.
Winged Sumac (Rhus copallina)
floweers July-Sept.
Winged Sumac (Rhus copallina)
fruits Sept.-Oct.
Butterfly weed with wild indigo
(Baptisia tinctoria)
Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)
July-Sept.
butterfly weed with hornet (Asclepius tuberosa)
June-Sept.
          Goat's Rue (Tephrosia virginiana)
May-Aug.
Milk pea (Galactia regularis)
June-Aug.
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
June-Sept.
Milkweed (Asclepius syriaca)
June-Aug.
Milkweed seedpods
Spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)
June-July
Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria)
May-July
                     Buddleia
    Blue toad flax
(Nuttallanthus canadensis)
April-Sept.
Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)
July-Sept.
Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
July-Sept.
Soapwort or Bouncing Bet (Saponaria officinalis)
    Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) and knapweed (Centauria maculosa)
July-Sept.
Foxglove beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)
May-July
White sweet clover (Melilotus alba)
May-Oct.
Meadow-sweet (Spiraea alba)
June-Sept.
Tall Meadow-rue (Thalictrum pubescens)
July-Sept.
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