Plant Life in the Mountains of New England and New York
While there are already a few (excellent) albums devoted to mountain flora in general, as well as related themes like "beautiful trees" and "fall foliage", it might be interesting to collect in one place some examples of all the flora of a particular mountain region.
So, here's an album for all the plants (flowering or otherwise) of New Hampshire's White Mountains, Vermont's Greens, New York's Adirondacks and Catskills, Massachusetts' Berkshires (which stretch into Connecticut), the border-spanning Taconics, and the various ranges of Maine. The goal is to create a complete visual catalogue, spanning alpine, transitional, and forest zones. The emphasis is on identifiable individual plants, not scenery.
Just so we're concentrating on mountain
flora, photos should be taken above, say, 3,000 feet above sea level.
When submitting to this album, please include in the caption both common name and species name, if possible, and the location and date of the photo, for easier searching.
featured recent photo
Please do NOT give the exact location of rare wildflowers. To find out if the plant you've photographed is rare in your state, follow the appropriate link off this page
USDA Plants Database
North American Conifers
Northern Virginia Ecology
Includes some Southern species not found here, but useful nonetheless.
List of Identification guides
Field Guide to Ferns of New England & New York
as PDF files. Identification key starts on page 18 of Section 0.
New Hampshire Wildflowers
Includes photo gallery, illustrated glossary.
Colby-Sawyer College Virtual Herbarium
~10,000 plants in New Hampshire
NH state gov: rare plants
New York Heritage Program: Plant Guides
Connecticut Botanical Society
Useful illustrated guide to flowers, ferns, and rare species. With decent cross-indexing so you can easily compare similar plants, and with photos and discussion that often focus on key traits for identificaton.