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Native Plant Trust: Go Botany

Discover thousands of New England plants

Update The latest version of the Flora Addenda has been posted, with many corrections and changes. Updates

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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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For experienced botanists

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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Useful teaching resources

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.

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Humulus lupulus

Plant of the day: Humulus lupulus common hop

The female fruit of the common hop is used to flavor beer and prevent bacterial contamination during fermenting. This vine can grow up to thirty feet but dies back each year to its roots.

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