Your help is appreciated. We depend on donations to help keep this site free and up to date for you. Can you please help us?

Native Plant Trust: Go Botany

Discover thousands of New England plants


Connect with other plant fans

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.


Advanced ID tools

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.

Advanced ID

Teaching tools

Useful teaching resources

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.

Desmodium paniculatum

Plant of the day: Desmodium paniculatum panicled tick-trefoil

As in other tick-trefoils (Desmodium), the seedpods (loments) of panickled tick-trefoil cling obstinately to clothing. The undersides of the leaflets may also be somewhat clingy to fabric, like weak velcro.

Full Profile