Traces by Emma Ulen-Klees represents the beginning of an on-going project, which seeks to catalog vulnerable plant taxa within the state of New York. Seven species displayed represent a small percentage of plants that are either extirpated (SX) or considered endangered historical species (SH), not having been recorded in 20-30 years. These embossings serve as a personal homage to the absence of an increasing number of this region's flora from their botanic communities.

Cornell's Herbarium

Each piece was researched and based on a particular specimen within the collections of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium at Cornell, or the C. V. Starr Virtual Herbarium.

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