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Flower-adorned mailbox on suburban street

Do you see urban plants in this picture? What about graffiti?

My sharp-eyed sister Phoebe did. She observed some interesting sidewalk phenomena during a recent visit to our childhood home:

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Baby tree of heaven on Mainzerstraße, Berlin-Friedrichshain.

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A doubly illicit urban plant on the side of a clothing donation bin in Prenzlauer Berg.

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Pasted-paper street art of large white flowers

Today’s Urban Plant was photographed by one of my favorite photographers on Instagram, @akafrank. He spotted this mesmerizing street art on Felix Street in Cambridge Heath, London. Here’s the exact location on Google Maps.

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nighttime weeds on the Gowanus

On a recent warm night while traversing the Gowanus Canal, I spied a couple suspicious green characters lurking about, like this many-headed ivy monster…

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Artist Klaus Harth wrote to tell us he was capturing urban plants in Vienna long before Urban Plant Research came into existence. He is a reader of one of our favorite blogs, Balkon & Garten, and as of this week, one of our readers too. 

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ivy graffiti

Last fall, I was impressed by the multi-colored transformation of ivy on the side of a building above the Prospect Highway, which outdid the artistry of the graffiti underneath it. To my dismay, I recently discovered that the ivy has been cut back and entirely removed from the lower part of the wall, leaving a mass of dead leaves on dead branches still clinging to higher part of the wall, extending almost to the roof, out of reach.

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