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Native Plant Trust: Go Botany

Discover thousands of New England plants

Update The Flora Addenda document is now available, with many taxonomic changes and corrections. Updates

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Join our online community of plant enthusiasts. 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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For experienced botanists

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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Useful teaching resources

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

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Eriophorum angustifolium

Plant of the day: Eriophorum angustifolium tall cottonsedge

Tall cottonsedge is found across the northern United States and Canada. In New England it occurs in Maine and New Hampshire in peaty soils, shorelines and temporary pools. Native Americans of Alaska used the roots, stems and seeds for food, and the stems for weaving mats.

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