Locally Sourced: Rare Plants, Rare Places

April 22–August 29, 2013


This summer, Brooklyn Botanic Garden adds several new plant communities to its cherished Native Flora Garden. This exhibit celebrates this garden opening with photographs of beautiful and rare native plants by Uli Lorimer, curator of BBG's Native Flora Garden.

For the past eight years, Uli Lorimer has curated Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Native Flora Garden, where he has tended its historic collection and introduced many rare and unusual species of plants indigenous to the region. His work on the creation of the new Native Flora Garden extension has included collecting seeds from the wild to be propagated and planted in the garden’s re-created habitats.

Integral to Uli’s work is studying and documenting the biodiversity of the natural environment. The photographs in this exhibition demonstrate his artistry and devotion to native plants and the organisms that have coevolved with them.

Uli Lorimer
Uli Lorimer, curator of the Native Flora Garden.
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    • Pyxidanthera barbulata, commonly known as flowering pixie-moss. Endangered in New York State. Photo by  Uli Lorimer.
Pyxidanthera barbulata, commonly known as flowering pixie-moss. Endangered in New York State. Photo by Uli Lorimer.
    • Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens, commonly known as hairy bracken fern. Photo by  Uli Lorimer.Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens, commonly known as hairy bracken fern. Photo by Uli Lorimer.
    • Opuntia humifusa, commonly known as Eastern prickly-pear. Vulnerable in New York State. Photo by  Uli Lorimer.Opuntia humifusa, commonly known as Eastern prickly-pear. Vulnerable in New York State. Photo by Uli Lorimer.
    • Narthecium americanum, commonly known as bog asphodel. Endangered in New Jersey. Photo by  Uli Lorimer.
Narthecium americanum, commonly known as bog asphodel. Endangered in New Jersey. Photo by Uli Lorimer.
    • Lygodium palmatum, commonly known as American climbing fern. Endangered in New York State. Photo by  Uli Lorimer.
Lygodium palmatum, commonly known as American climbing fern. Endangered in New York State. Photo by Uli Lorimer.
    • Lophiola aurea, commonly known as goldencrest. Photo by  Uli Lorimer.Lophiola aurea, commonly known as goldencrest. Photo by Uli Lorimer.
    • Monarda punctata, commonly known as horsemint (with crab spider). Photo by Uli Lorimer. Monarda punctata, commonly known as horsemint (with crab spider). Photo by Uli Lorimer.
    • Helonias bullata, commonly known as swamp-pink. Threatened in the United States. Photo by Uli Lorimer.
Helonias bullata, commonly known as swamp-pink. Threatened in the United States. Photo by Uli Lorimer.
    • Gentiana autumnalis, commonly known as pine barren gentian. Photo by Uli Lorimer.Gentiana autumnalis, commonly known as pine barren gentian. Photo by Uli Lorimer.
    • Dicentra cucullaria, commonly known as Dutchman's-breeches. Photo by Uli Lorimer. Dicentra cucullaria, commonly known as Dutchman's-breeches. Photo by Uli Lorimer.
    • Cypripedium acaule, commonly known as pink lady's-slipper. Vulnerable in New York State. Photo by Uli Lorimer.
Cypripedium acaule, commonly known as pink lady's-slipper. Vulnerable in New York State. Photo by Uli Lorimer.
    • Arisaema triphyllum, commonly known as Jack-in-the-pulpit. Photo by Uli Lorimer. Arisaema triphyllum, commonly known as Jack-in-the-pulpit. Photo by Uli Lorimer.
    • Arethusa bulbosa, commonly known as dragon's mouth. Threatened in New York State. Photo by Uli Lorimer.
Arethusa bulbosa, commonly known as dragon's mouth. Threatened in New York State. Photo by Uli Lorimer.
    • Actaea pachypoda, commonly known as white baneberry. Vulnerable in New York State. Photo by Uli Lorimer.
Actaea pachypoda, commonly known as white baneberry. Vulnerable in New York State. Photo by Uli Lorimer.


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