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For experienced botanists!
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.Learn More
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Go Botany encourages informal, self-directed education in botany for science students and beginning and amateur botanists. Professors, teachers, and environmental educators can share curricula and teaching ideas.Learn More
Plant of the Day: Penstemon laevigatus eastern smooth beardtongue
The range of eastern smooth beardtongue does not naturally extend as far north as New England, so plants growing here are escaped. The name "beardtongue" refers to the hairy but sterile fifth stamen, which in this species is conspicuously bright yellow.Learn More
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