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Go Botany: Native Plant Trust

Discover thousands of New England plants

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Join our online community of plant enthusiasts. Find friends, share your plant sightings, get help with plant identification, collaborate on field surveys, and develop checklists of plants for particular sites you are exploring.

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Identify over 3,000 New England plants by using either our multiple-access Full Key or our Dichotomous Key to families, genera, and species. Also learn about subspecies and varieties native to our region.

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Go Botany encourages informal, self-directed education in botany for science students, and beginning and amateur botanists. Professors, teachers, and environmental educators can share curricula and teaching ideas.

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Senecio vulgaris

Plant of the day: Senecio vulgaris common ragwort

Common ragwort is a Eurasian annual that has become a weed worldwide and in North America. Mammalian herbivores avoid this species because the foliage contains toxic alkaloids that can damage the liver.

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