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Native Plant Trust: Go Botany

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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Viola pubescens

Plant of the day: Viola pubescens yellow forest violet

In addition to the yellow flowers, yellow forest violet also produces small bud-like flowers that never open, and self-pollinate themselves. These generally appear later in the season, when the forest canopy is more closed, limiting the plant's photosynthesis. Both types of ...

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