Street Plants

Street Plants: Ethnobotany of Inner City L.A.

Cities may seem to be solely the work of humans—right down to the urban landscape of street trees, ornamental plantings, and manicured lawns that were put in place by human hands. But wild plants spread through the landscape without any human help, forming a ubiquitous botanical backdrop that exists at the fringes of most concepts of nature. The close proximity of these plants to humanity provide countless examples of the deeply intertwined relationship between human culture and the natural environment. Street Plants is a series which shares these stories through the lens of inner city Los Angeles. New articles will be shared quarterly. 

Text and Photos by Evan Meyer
Editing and Design by Jules Cooch