Habitat Observations of Geum vernum in Kings Point Park, Long Island, and a Discussion of the Species' Potential Invasiveness in New York State
by Andrew M. Greller,¹ Virginia Dankel,² and David C. Locke³
¹ Queens College, Biology Department, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, New York 11367
² c/o BOCES of Nassau County, 2850 North Jerusalem Road, Wantagh, NY 11554
³ Queens College, Chemistry Department, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, New York 11367
In this note, we report the occurrence of Geum vernum (spring avens) in Kings Point Park, Long Island, New York, and record the habitat conditions of the plant in different park locations. We also discuss the species' potential invasiveness in New York State and one possible reason for its shifting range.
Key words: climate change; disturbance; Geum vernum; invasive species; swamp forest; urban park