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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

  • Question
    Hello GoBotany community! I've had this plant for over 10 years now, and I just realized that I have no idea what is it's name. I did some searching and the closest one I found is the syngonium podophyllum. My location is near the capital of Greece. If you need more picture, please say so and i'll deliver. Thanks in advance!
    Answer
    Dear Sts013, good morning. I wish I could help you with your question, but Go Botany is a website dedicated to wild plants of northeastern North America. Cultivated species can originate from all over the world. While I feel you guess is potentially correct, I would not be able to offer you any confident answer. Sorry and best wishes. (Friday, 22 March 2019)
  • Question
    What kind of succulent is this? I bought it at Walmart and can't seem to identify it. How do I best care for this plant? (Light, water, temperature.. etc.)
    Answer
    Dear Scarlettlochley, I'm sorry I can't help you with your question. Go Botany is a website dedicated to wild plants of New England. There are a great many cultivated species hailing from all over the world and I do not have expertise in this field. I hope you find the answers you are seeking. Best wishes. (Friday, 15 March 2019)
  • Question
    Thanks for your previous ID! I did plant Milkweed seeds in that area. Now, in my backyard in North Reading, MA, I'm wondering what this prolific white flower is? I fear that it's garlic mustard.
    Answer
    Dear Janis, good morning. You don't need to worry about this one, it is a species of Symphyotrichum (American-aster). I can't see the basal leaves to identify it with confidence, but believe I can discern some larger, heart-shaped leaves lower down on the plant, suggesting Symphyotrichum cordifolium (heart-leaved American-aster), which is a native plant. Best wishes. (Friday, 15 March 2019)

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