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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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Conopholis americana

Plant of the Day: Conopholis americana American squaw-root

American squaw-root is a parasitic plant that derives its nutrients solely from the roots of oaks (Quercus), by connecting to them with specialized roots called haustoria. American squaw-root only grows in the presence of oaks and does none of its own photosynthesis. In lat ...

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