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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.

Amaranthus retroflexus

Plant of the day: Amaranthus retroflexusred-rooted amaranth

Red-rooted amaranth is native to North America and introduced nearly worldwide. In New England it is mainly found in human-disturbed, sandy soils. The young leaves and seeds are edible, and were used for food by many Native American tribes.

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