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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.

Dulichium arundinaceum

Plant of the day: Dulichium arundinaceumthree-way sedge

Three-way sedge is the only member of its genus in New England. It inhabits river and lake shores and open wetlands. It is easily recognizable by its three ranked leaves. The three lines of leaves can be seen by looking down the stem from the top.

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