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Botany Stories

New Jersey is home to many rare plant species. Some of these plants are found nowhere else in the world, while others have their largest populations in our state.

Learn more about some of these species by viewing a Story Map:

Learn more about Seabeach amaranth - a rare plant, once considered lost from New Jersey:

Or read articles in the annual reports prepared by the New Jersey Natural Lands Trust. The Trust is an independent agency, in but not of the Division of Parks and Forestry in the DEP, that manages its preserves to conserve rare plant and animal species habitat and rare ecological communities. Many plants have unique life histories, or are found in places that have their own biological and historical significance. Read more about some of New Jersey’s most interesting places and rare plants: