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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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Join our online community of plant enthusiasts. 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 for science students, and beginning and amateur botanists. Professors, teachers, and educators can share curricula and teaching ideas.

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Eleocharis tenuis

Plant of the day: Eleocharis tenuisslender spikesedge

Slender spikesedge is found in lake and stream shores and other wet areas. There are two varieties in New England, one being much more common than the other. As its name suggests, it is an unusually slender-stemmed species.

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