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Native New England Shrubs

New England's shrubs vary widely in size, shape, color, and characteristics of bark, flowers, and fruits. This course on Thursdays, September 4, 11, 18 and Saturdays, September 6 and 13, will emphasize plant identification, family characteristics, and historic uses.


The Understory

Elizabeth Farnsworth explains why plant biodiversity is important, even after the plants are dead.


Conservation Victory in Maine

A decision by Maine's highest court recognizes the benefits to the public of land conservation.


Sponsor a Seed

Help us save our region's endangered plants. Support seed collection in the six New England states. Protect-sabatia-kennedyana-7280-William-Larkin.jpg   

Sabatia kennedyana



Are You Going to Scarborough Marsh?

Saturday, September 13 - Join botanist, Ted Elliman, in exploring the flora of Maine's largest salt marsh. The marsh not only has a great diversity of plants, it is also very important as a nesting, breeding, and feeding ground for wildlife.


What's in Bloom

September 1

Vernonia noveboracensis (New York ironweed)

Vernonia noveboracensis

Join Our Team

New England Wild Flower Society has openings for a receptionist/administrative assistant and a philanthropy coordinator. These are great opportunities to work for an important cause at a dynamic organization! 


Save Native Plants

Preserve today what you want to enjoy tomorrow. Our essential conservation efforts in every county of New England continue to increase in importance as the impacts of climate change are felt ever closer to home. Make your 2014 charitable donation today!