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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
- 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)
- I am wondering what this plant is. Is it Aronia arbutifolia?
- Yes, that does appear to be Aronia arbutifolia. (Thursday, 29 October 2020)
- What is this evergreen tree?
- That tree is Tsuga canadensis: eastern hemlock. (Thursday, 22 September 2016)