If you're a resident of the concrete jungle, you might be surprised to learn that you share your home with some 1,300 plant species that have been native New Yorkers far longer than any of the city's human inhabitants, having thrived through thousands of steamy summers and snowy winters here.
But what's more surprising is that, second to new construction and development, the biggest threat to the livelihood of the city's native plants are the numerous non-native invasive species. ...
Gotham Gardeners: Go Native!
Science & the City, April 24, 2006, New York Academy of Sciences