Eastern Massachusetts Vascular Plants
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Taxonomy in this view largely follows Massachusetts County Checklist of 1999. Alternative view is available for those preferring taxonomic treatments employed in Massachusetts Checklist of 2011. Alternative views are also available for the genus Carex.

The flora of Massachusetts embraces about three thousand species of vascular plants including non-natives. Only about half of those have been recorded for eastern Massachusetts (estimate based on Sorrie and Somers 1999). As of today, the gallery contains 21,100 photos of 1,501 species. We have published photos of 581 species from the Blue Hills Reservation, 520 species from Myles Standish State Forest, 168 species from Stony Brook Reservation, 192 species from Middlesex Fells Reservation, 189 species from Cutler Park.

To get a list of photographs for each reservation, go to Search and choose that reservation from the list of locations. The links above will take you to our running checklists that include all records — with or without published photos. Other photographs are mostly from southeastern Massachusetts with only some few from the north and west.

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Ferns and Allies   (58 species, 812 images)

Adiantaceae   1 species  
Aspleniaceae   2 species  
Blechnaceae   2 species  
Dennstaedtiaceae   2 species  
Dryopteridaceae   14 species  
Equisetaceae   7 species  
Isoetaceae   3 species  
Lycopodiaceae   10 species  
Marsileaceae   1 species  
Ophioglossaceae   4 species  
Osmundaceae   3 species  
Polypodiaceae   2 species  
Schizaeaceae   1 species  
Selaginellaceae   1 species  
Thelypteridaceae   5 species  

Conifers   (26 species, 696 images)

Cupressaceae   6 species  
Pinaceae   18 species  
Taxaceae   2 species  

Monocots   (395 species, 4870 images)

Agavaceae   1 species  
Alismataceae   6 species  
Araceae   6 species  
Commelinaceae   3 species  
Cyperaceae   137 species  
Eriocaulaceae   1 species  
Haemodoraceae   1 species  
Hydrocharitaceae   4 species  
Iridaceae   8 species  
Juncaceae   11 species  
Juncaginaceae   1 species  
Lemnaceae   4 species  
Liliaceae   33 species  
Najadaceae   2 species  
Orchidaceae   15 species  
Poaceae   137 species  
Pontederiaceae   1 species  
Potamogetonaceae   10 species  
Ruppiaceae   1 species  
Scheuchzeriaceae   1 species  
Smilacaceae   3 species  
Sparganiaceae   3 species  
Typhaceae   3 species  
Xyridaceae   3 species  

Dicots   (1022 species, 15339 images)

Aceraceae   11 species  
Aizoaceae   1 species  
Amaranthaceae   4 species  
Anacardiaceae   6 species  
Apiaceae   17 species  
Apocynaceae   3 species  
Aquifoliaceae   6 species  
Araliaceae   8 species  
Aristolochiaceae   1 species  
Asclepiadaceae   8 species  
Asteraceae   157 species  
Balsaminaceae   1 species  
Berberidaceae   3 species  
Betulaceae   18 species  
Bignoniaceae   2 species  
Boraginaceae   4 species  
Brassicaceae   35 species  
Buddlejaceae   1 species  
Buxaceae   1 species  
Cabombaceae   2 species  
Callitrichaceae   2 species  
Campanulaceae   7 species  
Cannabaceae   3 species  
Caprifoliaceae   19 species  
Caryophyllaceae   30 species  
Celastraceae   7 species  
Ceratophyllaceae   2 species  
Cercidiphyllaceae   1 species  
Chenopodiaceae   16 species  
Cistaceae   12 species  
Clethraceae   1 species  
Clusiaceae   8 species  
Convolvulaceae   3 species  
Cornaceae   7 species  
Crassulaceae   4 species  
Cucurbitaceae   3 species  
Cuscutaceae   2 species  
Dipsacaceae   1 species  
Droseraceae   3 species  
Elaeagnaceae   2 species  
Elatinaceae   1 species  
Empetraceae   1 species  
Ericaceae   32 species  
Euphorbiaceae   5 species  
Fabaceae   66 species  
Fagaceae   19 species  
Fumariaceae   3 species  
Gentianaceae   6 species  
Geraniaceae   5 species  
Grossulariaceae   3 species  
Haloragaceae   6 species  
Hamamelidaceae   2 species  
Hippocastanaceae   1 species  
Juglandaceae   6 species  
Lamiaceae   39 species  
Lardizabalaceae   1 species  
Lauraceae   2 species  
Lentibulariaceae   10 species  
Linaceae   3 species  
Lythraceae   3 species  
Magnoliaceae   2 species  
Malvaceae   4 species  
Melastomataceae   1 species  
Menyanthaceae   2 species  
Molluginaceae   1 species  
Monotropaceae   3 species  
Moraceae   1 species  
Myricaceae   3 species  
Nyctaginaceae   1 species  
Nymphaeaceae   2 species  
Nyssaceae   1 species  
Oleaceae   10 species  
Onagraceae   12 species  
Orobanchaceae   3 species  
Oxalidaceae   5 species  
Papaveraceae   3 species  
Phytolaccaceae   1 species  
Plantaginaceae   5 species  
Platanaceae   1 species  
Plumbaginaceae   1 species  
Polygalaceae   6 species  
Polygonaceae   32 species  
Portulacaceae   2 species  
Primulaceae   12 species  
Pyrolaceae   6 species  
Ranunculaceae   24 species  
Rhamnaceae   3 species  
Rosaceae   81 species  
Rubiaceae   18 species  
Rutaceae   5 species  
Salicaceae   39 species  
Santalaceae   2 species  
Sarraceniaceae   1 species  
Saxifragaceae   4 species  
Scrophulariaceae   33 species  
Simaroubaceae   1 species  
Solanaceae   8 species  
Styracaceae   1 species  
Symplocaceae   1 species  
Thymelaeaceae   1 species  
Tiliaceae   3 species  
Trapaceae   1 species  
Ulmaceae   6 species  
Urticaceae   4 species  
Verbenaceae   4 species  
Violaceae   19 species  
Vitaceae   7 species  

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