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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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Advanced ID tools

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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Teaching tools

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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Eragrostis spectabilis

Plant of the day: Eragrostis spectabilispurple lovegrass

Purple lovegrass grows in disturbed sites but is also available commercially as an ornamental. It has been proposed as a deeper-rooting (and native) replacement for grasses commonly planted on highway embankments to reduce erosion.

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