Online website for identifying, sharing, exploring, and discovering New England’s plants, for beginners and experts; includes over 3,500 native and naturalized plants of New England.
Find the right native plant for your landscape. RI Native Plant Guide. University of Rhode Island Outreach Center and the Rhode Island Natural History Survey.
Database of 400 Rhode Island native plants selected for their ornamental value, potential for use in landscape/garden projects (including restorations) and ease of propagation. Searchable on a variety of attributes e.g. plant type, size, growing conditions, edible value for humans, attractive to birds.
Check lists for Vascular Plants of Rhode Island. Rhode Island Natural History Survey
Based on Lisa L. Gould, Richard W. Enser, Richard E. Champlin, and Irene H. Stuckey, 1998, Vascular Flora of Rhode Island: A List of Native and Naturalized Plants, Rhode Island Natural History Survey.
Botphoto is a new online interactive key to 186 species of northeastern composite plant species (Asteraceae) by Arieh Tal. The key covers nearly all of the species most people are likely to encounter in New England, New York and adjacent states. The key is “dichotomous”, but with lots of assistance in the form of detailed photographs of the plants, and links to an illustrated glossary. An online, illustrated tutorial provides help in understanding the morphology of plants in the composite family. There is even assistance in how to use the key itself. Detailed photos of six sample species are provided.
Haines, Arthur. Flora Novae Angliae: A Manual for the Identification of Native and Naturalized Vascular Plants of New England, Yale University Press, 2011.
Gould, Lisa L., Enser, Richard W., Champlin, Richard E., and Stuckey, Irene H. Vascular Flora of Rhode Island: A List of Native and Naturalized Plants, Rhode Island Natural History Survey, 1998.
Enser, R., D. Gregg, C. Sparks, P. August, P. Jordan, J. Coit, C. Raithel, B. Tefft, B. Payton, C. Brown, C. LaBash, S. Comings, and K. Ruddock. 2011. Rhode Island Ecological Communities Classification. Technical Report. Rhode Island Natural History Survey, Kingston, RI.
(PDF from Rhode Island Natural History Survey)
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The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) conservation organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of Rhode Island's native plants and their habitats. Contributions and dues in excess of $5 (for annual Bulletin subscription) are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
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