StatNisland Flower - per RS Arthur Anderson Art artnscience-(at)-yahoo.com
There is a flower that only grows on hill sides with serpentine rock outcroppings that, I believe, was first discovered on Staten Island. Years ago I saw some when I went to the caves along the serpentine cliff where the highway to the Verrazano bridge now runs. I can't remember the name of this flower but I'll bet Marguerite can summon the resources to remember it. I think that flower should be our honorary flower. I think so because it is/was unique to Staten Island, was endangered by over development but courageously holds on while situated on rocky crags that make Staten Island a beautiful wild place despite growth.
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