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Go Botany: Native Plant Trust

Discover thousands of New England plants


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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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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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Cypripedium acaule

Plant of the Day: Cypripedium acaule pink lady's-slipper

Pink lady's-slipper is typically found on acidic soils. It is pollinated by bumblebees that enter the flower through a slit in the labellum, pass under the stigma that removes any pollinium (pollen sac) that may be present on the bee, and then under one of two anthers that ...

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