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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

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    I am afraid I can’t be certain about the habitat of the plant species to which this seed belongs but it could be the UK or New England. I would appreciate your kind assistance. The seed is likely quite old but seems to have kept its colour. It might have been used as a bead in a necklace. The scale is inches and fractions thereof. Thus the seed is about 4/10ths of an inch in diameter. It was found under floorboards.
    Dear SDixon, I do wish I could help, but I don't recognize that seed. I'm sorry, but without more information, I won't be able to assist. (Monday, 17 December 2018)
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    Hi, first post. I live in Brooklyn, NY and currently have 17 houseplants in my apartment. I love plants! Can someone help me identify this plant, please? Thank you!
    Dear yodastaxx, good morning. There are no images associated with your question. Without them I won't be able to assist. But, also please keep in mind that Go Botany is a website dedicated to wild plants of northeastern North America. I can try to assist you, but cultivated species are not my area of expertise. If you still want to try, feel free to email your images to ahaines[at] and I will attempt to help. (Monday, 10 December 2018)
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    Grandma got some "winter flower" seeds and is growing these plants. She says they are from the same plant but I don't recognize them. I'd really appreciate it if anyone here can identify the 2 plants on this picture I took from her indoor plants. AC
    Dear Moncro, good morning. I can't identify both plants in your image, but the one on the left looks like Stellaria media (common stitchwort), a frequent weed and contaminate in seed packages. It likely got mixed in with the species that was labeled on the package. Best wishes. (Friday, 7 December 2018)

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