Atlas of the Flora of New England

Ray Angelo (
David E. Boufford (

Pteridophytes & Gymnosperms   Poaceae   Cyperaceae   Monocots (exc Poaceae & Cyperaceae)   Dicots (Magnoliidae & Hamamelidae)   Dicots (Caryophyllidae)   Dicots (Paeoniaceae to Ericaceae)   Dicots (Salicaceae to Brassicaceae)   Dicots (Asteraceae)   Dicots (Rosaceae)   Dicots (Fabaceae)  

County Location of New England Place Names


PROJECT STATUS: The latest installment (families that will be treated in Volumes 17 & 18 of Flora of North America) was published in the online journal Phytoneuron on January 28, 2014 (see links in next paragraph below). One installment remains to complete this atlas and will be published later this year. All New England taxa will be posted on this web site when it is completely re-organized at some future date We will be adding more links to herbarium images (see last paragraph below) after completeion of the project and reorganization of the site. Note: The subclass names identifying our installments are used merely as a convenience to match the corresponding titles of Flora of North America volumes and do not reflect currently accepted classification. (April 8, 2014).

Introduction to the Web Version

This web edition of the Atlas of the Flora of New England will be an ongoing updated document. Use the links at the top of each page to access the available sections of the atlas. We welcome information on vouchered county records not reflected in this atlas and other suggested changes or corrections. The first five installments were published in Rhodora (the journal of the New England Botanical Club) in Volume 98, No. 893 on pages 1-79 (Winter 1996 [April 1997]), Volume 100, No. 902 on pages 101-233 (Spring 1998 [August 1998]), Volume 102, No. 909 on pages 1-119 (Winter 2000 [Feb. 2000]), Volume 109, No. 939, on pages 237-360 (Summer 2007 [Sept. 2007]) and Volume 112, No. 951, on pages 244-326 [Nov. 2010]. The eighth installment was published in Rhodora, Volume 113, No. 956, on pages 419-513 [Feb. 21, 2012]. The six, seventh, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth installments have been published in the online publication Phytoneuron at Phytoneuron (2011-12: 1-16 + figs. 1-53 (maps)), Phytoneuron (2011-53: 1-13 + figs. 1-18 (maps)), Phytoneuron (2012-34: 1-39 + figs. 1-56 (maps)), Phytoneuron (2012-81: 1-25 + figs. 1-31 (maps)), Phytoneuron (2013-2: 1-15 + figs. 1-21 (maps)), Phytoneuron (2013-45: 1-23 + figs. 1-30 (maps)), and Phytoneuron (2014-21: 1-24 + figs. 1-32 (maps)) The maps on our web site here are updated as new vouchered records are brought to our attention.

A web application that produces dot distribution maps on-the-fly from our database has been developed for this atlas by Angelo. The New England background maps for the application are adapted from a more detailed custom map provided generously by Ray Sterner whose map web site is at: The maps are in color and show topography. Lowest elevations are green and higher elevations become progressively more brown with the highest elevations purplish and white. The distributions reflect the most current state of our database. We invite curators and other researchers who are aware of herbarium records not reflected in our database to notify us of these records by e-mail. We only need to know the taxon and the particular herbarium where the voucher is located.

As an enhancement to this online atlas we will be gradually adding links to high-resolution images of herbarium specimens available at the excellent online virtual herbarium of the George Safford Torrey Herbarium (CONN) at the University of Connectict (LINK) courtesy of that institution and with generous assistance from Dr. Robert Capers. Presently links to these images are added only for the gymnosperms and the beginning of the pteridophytes. If your web browser is unable to handle these large images easily, try right-clicking on the image in your browser for additional viewing or saving-to-your-computer options. -- Revised: April 8, 2014
Created by: Ray Angelo