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All interested persons are invited to join the New York Flora Association, a membership-based organization dedicated to the promotion of field botany and greater understanding of the plants that grow in the wild in New York State. Ours is a non-profit group funded largely by member dues and gifts, but we may also accept grant funds.


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2009 (Vol. 20)

No. 1
Hypotrachyna and Other Lichen Stories with Hypotrachyna showmanii new for New York State
     by David Werier
New York Plants, New York People
Imponderables
Upcoming Events
Handy Resources and Alerts
NYFA Board Election Slate
Message from the President
     by Ed Frantz

No. 2
Climatically Buffered Wetlands in New York State: Implications for Climate Change and Conservation
     by Patrick A. Raney
Imponderables, Regional Rarities, Summer Thoughts
Carex lupuliformis: A vernal pool Specialist?
     by Laurie Swift
Upcoming Events
Handy Resources and Alerts
Eastern North America Yarrow Study Needs Your Help
Report on NYFA Board Elections
NYFA is Seeking Member Involvement

No. 3
A Dynamic New York Flora Association
     by
Troy Weldy
Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis L.)
     by Knowlton C. Foote
Imponderables, Regional Rarities, Fall Musings
NYFA Crataegus Workshop
     by David Werier
NYFA Sedge Workshop
     by Kim Smith
NYFA Grass ID Workshop
     by Connie Tedesco
Alerts
Mt. Skylight Field Trip
     by David Werier
Genera Quest 2009: Mendon Ponds/ Auburn Trail sets New Genera Quest Record
     by Steve Young
Genera Quest Napeague Trip Avoids the Rain
     by Steve Young
Meet the New Board Members
Herbarium Spotlight: SUNY Plattsburgh
     by Chris Martine
Upcoming Events

No. 4
About the New York Flora Atlas
     by David Werier and Troy Weldy
The Auburn Trail at Railroad Mills: Not an Ordinary Rail Bed
     by Steven Daniel
In Memoriam: Rogers McVaugh
Imponderables, Musings
From the NYFA Blogroll
Regional Spotlight
NYFA Happenings

2008 (Vol. 19)

No. 1
NYFA Presents a Violet Workshop with Dr. Harvey Ballard
2008 Sedge Workshop - Location Pending
Organization and Bylaws of New York Flora Association (approved 21 March 2008)
2008 Field Trips
Botanical Researches in Central Part of State (Part V)
     by Steve Young (transcription of series of early 1900 newspaper articles)
Satin Brome (Bromus nottowayanus) in New York
     by David Werier
Flowering Dogwood Request

No. 2
Report on the Election of Board Members
     by Andy Nelson
NYFA’s NE Natural History Conference 2008 Botany Related Awards
The Rare Hart’s-tongue Fern First Discovered in North America 200 Years Ago in Onondago County, New York
     by Joseph M. McMullen
Report on the 2008 Violet Workshop, May 9 – 11
     by Steve Young
Telling Impatiens Without Flowers
     by Steve Young
Report on the Sedge Workshop, July 9 – 11
     by Steve Young
2008 New York Rare Plant Status Lists Available
    
by Steve Young
Report on Genera Quest 2008: The Glen and Alley Pond Park
     by Steve Young
Seeking Herbaria Information

No. 3
Dr. Steven Clemants, 1954 – 2008
Winter Beech
     by
Frank Knight
Genera Quest Wrap-up 2008
     by Steve Young

2007 (Vol. 18)

No. 1
NYFA Election
Mosses and Liverworts of Clark Reservation
     by
Keith C. Bowman
Invasive Plants on the Horizon and More: A Recap of the Annual Conference of the Invasive Plant Council
     by Steve Young
Prominent Botanists Visit Utica and Nearby Towns. Part 2.
     by Steve Young (transcription of series of early 1900 newspaper articles)
New York Plants, New York People
     by Knowlton Foote
Ted Grisez, 1921-2006
Bobbi Angel, Widely known Botanical Illustrator, receives Prestigious Award
    
by Jackie Kallunki
Attention All Current and Aspiring Biologists
Tracking Invasive Plants
     Kerry Barringer, Debora Amos, Meg Wilkinson
New York State Wetlands Forum Conference
     by Joseph M. McMullen
2006 Field Trips and Workshops
The Future of the NYFA Newsletter: Paper or Electronic
     by Steve Young
Project Budburst
Adirondack Mountain Club Releases New Book

No. 2
Carex flacca (Heath Sedge) a Non-Native (?Invasive) Addition to the Flora of Tompkins County and South Central NY
    
by David Werier
Carex Workshop in Warrensburg a Success
Upcoming Field Trips of NYFA and the Torrey Botanical Society
Botanists Discover Some Rare Plants Herabouts. Part 3.
     by Steve Young (transcription of series of early 1900 newspaper articles)
Orange Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis Meerburgh)
     by Knowlton Foote

No. 3
Call for Nominations
Utica Botanists Collected Many Ferns and Mosses. Part 4.
     by Steve Young (transcription of series of early 1900 newspaper articles)
New York City Wildflower Week
Wolf Gully Field Trip Report
     by Bruce Gilman
Northeast Natural History Conference X
A Message from Steve Young, Treasurer
DEC’s Environmental Resource Mapper is Here!

2006 (Vol. 17)

No. 1
Musk Mallow (Malva moschata L.)
     by
Knowlton C. Foote
New York’s Exploitably Vulnerable Plant Species List - A Need for a Definition of Change
     by Joseph M. McMullen
Clark Reservation Fern and Moss Trip
Native Plant Conference

No. 2
NYFA Recognizes Botanical Talks at the Northeast Natural History Conference
Invasive Species Workshop
New York Plants, New York People
     by Jonathan H. Titus and Priscilla Titus
Botanists who were early Visitors in this Vicinity. Part 1.
     by Steve Young (transcription of series of early 1900 newspaper articles)
Voucher Specimens Needed
Publication News
     by Steve Young and Gerry Moore

2005 (Vol. 16)

No. 1
Vascular Flora of the Moose River Plains
     by Brian and Eileen Keelan
Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY
     by Warren F. Broderick
Chicory
     by Knowlton Foote

No. 2
Updating Plant Names for the Upper Susquehanna Valley Flora, NY
     by Erika Graver, Lee Kass, and Todd Egan
New York People and New York Plants
Habitat Relationships of Terrestrial Orchids
     by J. Hope Hornbeck
Chicory (bibliography for V. 16 no. 1)
     by Knowlton Foote
Targeting Swallowwort
     by Lindsey R. Milbrath

No. 3
Callitriche hermaphroditica, Autumnal Water-starwort, Rediscovered
     by David Hunt
Annual Rare Plant Status Meeting
Publication News

2004 (Vol. 15)

No. 1
NYFA's 2004 Trip Schedule
     by Troy Weldy
Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata L.)
     by Knowlton Foote
New York People / New York Plants
     by various SUNY-ESF students
Amos Eaton's First Edition of A Manual of Botany
     by Stephen W. Eaton
NYFA Business Meeting and Conference Update

No. 2
Sandplain Gerardia - A Success Story on Long Island
     by Marilyn Jordan
New York People / New York Plants
     by various
How to Photograph Flowers
     by Frank Knight

No. 3
Biological Diversity of the Southern Honeoye Valley
     by Bruce Gilman
New York People / New York Plants
     by Elizabeth Newell
Goldenseal Study
     by NYFA Small Grants Program
NYFA Board Meets
Friday Botany Group
Publication News
Sudden Oak Death
Blue Cohosh
     by Steve Young

No. 4
Cumming Nature Center Plant List
     by Suzanne Cordell Strakosh
New York People / New York Plants
     by Barbara Bedford
Valcour Island Field Trip
Willow Workshop
Publication News

2003 (Vol. 14)

No. 1
NYFA Resumes Small Grants
     by Bob Ingalls
Rediscovery of Spiny Naiad (Najas marina L.) in New York
     by Joseph M. McMullen, Brian J. McGrath, and Kenneth D. Smith
Eleocharis aestuum (Cyperaceae) in New York
     by Arthur Haines
Development of Herbarium Label-Making Software
     by Troy Weldy
New York People / New York Plants
NYFA 2003 Field Trip Schedule

No. 2
Mycology and the New York State Museum
     by John Haines
Profile of a Rare Plant: Viola rafinesquii (wild pansy, field pansy, Johnny-jump-up)
     by Steve Young
Wild Ginseng in New York State
     by Jason Denham
Are New York's Forests Healthy?
     by Jerry Carlson
New York People / New York Plants
NYFA 2003 Field Trip Schedule

No. 3
Our 50th issue!
Origins of the New York Flora Association
     by Richard Mitchell
Origins of the Torrey Botanical Society
     by Steve Young (via a summarization from Patrick Clooney)
The Long Island Botanical Society
     by Eric Lamont
The Niagara Frontier Botanical Society
     by Irene Wingerter
The Olive Natural Heritage Society, Inc.
     by Sam Adams
The Finger Lakes Native Plant Society
     by David Werier
The Native Plant Collection of the Landis Arboretum
     by Ed Miller
A Naturalist's Guide to Seashore Plants: An Ecology for Eastern North America
     Review by Gerry Moore
Doodletown Ciphers: Botanical Musings on a Ghost Town
     by Richard Mitchell
Some Lichens from "The Ledges" in Morrisville (Madison County)
     by Scott LaGreca
Florida Report with Many Thanks to NYFA
     by Richard Mitchell

No. 4
A Review of NYFA's 2003 Activities
     by Troy Weldy and Steve Young
Species list from 2003 field trips
     compiled by various authors
Thursday Naturalists
     by Ruth Schottman
Perennially All-Female Botany Club Accepts a Guy
     by Dick Case

2002 (Vol. 13)

No. 1
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta L.)
    by Knowlton Foote
Bitterweed (Picris hieracioides L.) - A abundant but overlooked species
    by Joseph M. McMullen
New York Flora Atlas Update
    by Troy Weldy

No. 2
A perfect day on Schunnemunk
    by Richard S. Mitchell
Epilobium parviflorum, a rare European introduction along the Niagara River
    by Patricia M. Eckel

No. 3
Skirting Schunnemunk
    by Richard Mitchell
Blue-weed  (Echium vulgare L.)
    by Knowlton Foote

No. 4
A Gratitude of Thanks to Richard Mitchell
    by Troy Weldy
Summary of the Roger's Island field trip
    by Steve Young

2001 (Vol. 12)

No. 1
A New Lichen for New York State, and a Brief History of Lichenology in New York
    by Scott LaGreca

No. 2
NYFA Now has a website: nyflora.org
    by Richard Mitchell
NYFA Trip: Wetlands of Oswego County
    by Troy Weldy, Richard Mitchell, et al.
Cuscuta obtusiflora var. glandulosa: More common than we thought
    by Steve Young
Rare orchid searches can be dangerous
    by Chuck Sheviak

No. 3
Eugene C. Ogden, State Botanist Emeritus (1905-2001)
    by John Haines, Larry Syzdek, et al.
Thoughts about my predecessors
    by Richard S. Mitchell
Hydrangeas gone wild - An adventure in plant identification and nomenclature
    by Warren F. Broderick

No. 4
Jack pine at 4000 feet in the Giant Mountain Wilderness Area, Adirondack Mountains, New York
    by Norton Miller
Shumard oak (Quercus shumardii Buckley) discovered in western New York
    by Carol R. Sweeney
Sterling Forest Flora - Summary of our four year project
    by Richard Mitchell

2000 (Vol. 11)

No. 1
Pseudoscleropodium purum, a European Moss Widely Naturalized in New York State
    by Norton Miller

No. 2
A Flora of Schodack Island State Park
    by Bernard P. Carr & Cathie A. Baumgartner
Flora of the Northeast: A Manual of the Vascular Flora of New England and Adjacent New York. Dennis W. Magee & Harry E. Ahles. 1999. University of Massachusetts Press
    Review by Richard Mitchell

No. 3
Silver Vine, an Oriental Kiwi Berry, Found Escaping Cultivation in Sterling Forest
    by Richard S. Mitchell
Iris virginica L., Southern Blue Flag, Restored to the Flora of New York State
    by Patricia M. Eckel & James Bissell
The Plants of Pennsylvania: An Illustrated Manual. Ann Fowler Rhoads & Timothy A. Block. 2000. Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia. 1062 pp.
    Review by: Richard Mitchell,
The Dumbing of Systematic Biology (an editorial)
    by Richard Mitchell

No. 4
Botanical Discoveries of 2000 (1999)
    by Steve Young and Richard Mitchell, NY State Museum
Seabeach Amaranth on Long Island: 2000 Was the Best Year Yet
    by Steve Young
A Note on Horticultural Elms: Ulmus parvifolia and Ulmus pumila in the Niagara Frontier Region of New York
    by P. M. Eckel
When an Aster is No Longer an Aster
    by David ‘Nakita’ Werier