Get to know the nature near you. 

Native plants are the building blocks of local biodiversity - even in the Big Apple. New York City still has nearly 800 of these plant species left, growing wild in 53,000 acres of open space. To celebrate the 14th annual NYC Wildflower Week come to an in-person or remote event , enjoy video and photo tours.

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Why Wildflowers?

Indigenous plants like our ferns, shrubs and sedges, play a critical role in promoting local biodiversity, supplying food and habitat for native wildlife, and creating a sense of place.

NYC has already lost more than 40% of our native flora. 

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Get Out and Explore!

NYC Wildflower Week is a collaborative event where participating organizations offer programming to support native plants in the five boroughs.

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Sponsor

Con Edison has a longstanding goal of achieving environmental excellence. The company supports organizations that share its concern for preserving and protecting the environment through conservation and beautification projects. We recognize the importance of work keyed to conservancy, recycling, reclamation efforts, and mitigation of pollution.

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Land Acknowledgement

Lenapehoking is the ancestral homeland of the Lenni Lenape people. As we work on their unceded land, we acknowledge Lenape past, present, and future relationships with their territory.