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Our ace botanists are here to help you identify wild New England plants and to answer questions about their ecology and conservation. When posting a question, please provide the location, habitat (e.g. river, mountain, woodland), and photographs of the plant.
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Recently answered questions
- What is this? Southborough, Massachusetts. April 2023
- Dear ejs50, good morning. At this point, I can't give you a confident answer. If I had images of the nodes (where the leaves attach to the stem) and closer images of the leaves to see the vein patterns, I might be able to give you an educated guess. Once it flowers, it will be much easier to identify. I'm sorry I can't assist you from the image you provided. Best wishes. (Monday, 1 May 2023)
- I think I found field Speedwell in the floodplain of a stream in Atlanta,GA. This website doesn't have any reports of it here so I wanted to make sure.
- Dear Kipplandscape, good morning. There are no images associated with your question. Without them, I can't assist you. If you are having difficulty uploading images, please feel free to attach them to an email and send them to email@example.com. I will try to do my best, but you are out of my region of expertise. Best wishes. (Monday, 1 May 2023)
- Dear botanists, I have been able to consistently identify most of the plants I find with the dichotomous keys on this site, except for one group in which I am hopeless: grass. I believe the grass depicted in the attached photos is Anthoxanthum nitens, but I would appreciate if you could confirm. Location: Warren, RI. Habitat: Saltmarsh (most specimens growing directly out of the water, it seemed). Thanks in advance, Tyler
- Dear Tyler, good morning. There are no images associated with your question. Without them, I can't assist you. If you are having difficulty uploading images, please feel free to attach them to an email and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Best wishes. (Monday, 1 May 2023)