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The Greenbelt Native Plant Center (GNPC), a facility of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, is a 13–acre greenhouse, nursery, and seed bank complex located on Staten Island, NY.

NYC Native Plant Conservation Initiative: Pilot Species List

The following is a list of species in significant decline in New York City.

  • Alnus serrulata – Smooth alder
  • Amaranthus cannabinus – Amaranth
  • Anemone quinquefolia – Wood anemone
  • Betula nigra – River birch
  • Celastrus scandens – American bittersweet
  • Clematis virginiana – Virgin's bower
  • Comptonia peregrina – Sweet fern
  • Dicentra cucullaria – Dutchman's breeches
  • Equisetum hyemale – Common scouring rush
  • Gaylussacia baccata – Black huckleberry
  • Gaylussacia frondosa – Dangleberry
  • Hudsonia tomentosa – Hairy false heather
  • Kalmia angustifolia – Sheep laurel
  • Kalmia latifolia – Mountain laurel
  • Lonicera sempervirens – Trumpet–honeysuckle
  • Lyonia ligustrina – Male–berry
  • Osmunda claytoniana – Interrupted fern
  • Ostrya virginiana – Hop–hornbeam
  • Pinus rigida – Pitch–pine
  • Platanus occidentalis –Sycamore
  • Polystichum acrostichoides – Christmas–fern
  • Rhododendron periclymenoides – Pinkster azalea
  • Rhododendron viscosum –Swamp–azalea
  • Rosa virginiana – Virginia–rose
  • Spiraea tomentosa – Hardhack
  • Thalictrum dioicum – Early meadow–rue
  • Vaccinium angustifolium – Common lowbush–blueberry
  • Vaccinium macrocarpon – Cranberry
  • Vaccinium pallidum – Hillside–blueberry
  • Vaccinium stamineum – Deerberry
  • Viburnum nudum – Withe–rod
  • Viola pubescens – Yellow forest–violet
  • Viola sagittata – Arrowhead–violet
  • Woodwardia areolata – Netted chain–fern

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