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Go Botany: Native Plant Trust

Discover thousands of New England plants

PlantShare

Connect with other plant fans!

Join our on-line community of plant enthusiasts! Find friends, collaborate on field surveys for plants, share your discoveries, get help identifying plants, make maps, and develop checklists of plants for particular sites you are exploring.

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Advanced ID Tools

For experienced botanists!

Identify over 3,000 New England plants by using our Full Identification Key, including technical multiple-access and dichotomous keys to families, genera, and species. Also learn about subspecies and varieties native to our region.

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Teaching Tools

New: a useful teaching resource!

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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Filipendula rubra

Plant of the Day: Filipendula rubra prairie dropwort

Prairie dropwort is native to the United States but introduced in New England. The striking inflorescence stands above the surrounding vegetation like a puff of bright pink foam. To the Meskwaki, this plant was a source of important medicine for heart ailments, as well as a ...

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