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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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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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Aralia racemosa

Plant of the day: Aralia racemosaAmerican spikenard

In New England, American spikenard is usually found in moist deciduous forests. It is an attractive plant that bears showy clusters of purple-red fruits in autumn. Native Americans used an infusion of the roots to treat a wide variety of ailments, including tuberculosis, co ...

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