Go Botany: Discover thousands of New England plants

New England Wild Flower Society


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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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Advanced ID Tools

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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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Teaching Tools

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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.

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Muhlenbergia frondosa

Plant of the Day: Muhlenbergia frondosa wire-stemmed muhly

Wire-stemmed muhly is native to the Northeast, but rather weedy and invasive in other parts of North America. A single wire-stemmed muhly plant can produce 450 rhizomes, fragments of which are spread from field to field by farm equipment. Thus, it can be a serious agricultu ...

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