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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

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    I saw a tree recently (see photo)—is this a hemlock?
    Yes, it is Eastern Hemlock, Tsuga canadensis. (test: answered at gobotany-dev) (Thursday, 18 March 2021)
  • Question
    I am wondering what this plant is. Is it Aronia arbutifolia?
    Yes, that does appear to be Aronia arbutifolia. (Thursday, 29 October 2020)
  • Question
    What is this evergreen tree?
    That tree is Tsuga canadensis: eastern hemlock. (Thursday, 22 September 2016)

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