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Native Plant Trust: Go Botany

Discover thousands of New England plants

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Join our online community of plant enthusiasts. Share your plant sightings, get help with plant identification, collaborate on field surveys, and develop checklists of plants for particular sites you are exploring.


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Identify over 3,000 New England plants by using either our multiple-access Full Key or our Dichotomous Key to families, genera, and species. Also learn about subspecies and varieties native to our region.

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Go Botany encourages informal, self-directed education for science students, and beginning and amateur botanists. Professors, teachers, and educators can share curricula and teaching ideas.

Malva neglecta

Plant of the day: Malva neglectacommon mallow

Common mallow is a non-native escapee from cultivation. Its leaves and flowers are edible, and an extract of the roots have been used to make a meringue substitute. The plant also has uses in traditional medicine.

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