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Go Botany: Native Plant Trust

Discover thousands of New England plants


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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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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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Dasiphora floribunda

Plant of the Day: Dasiphora floribunda shrubby-cinquefoil

The five-lobed, hand-shaped leaves of this plant give it one of its common names, shrubby cinqefoil. This inhabitant of fens and other wet places with rich soils blooms with bright yellow, rose-like flowers in summer. Several cultivars with variegated leaves are available, ...

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