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Survival Plants of the Northeastern US

 
     
 

We often overlook how much nature has to offer for our survival needs. This website is designed to present a variety of plant species that provide resources ranging from basic survival needs, such as water, fire and shelter, to convenient uses such as astringents or toothbrushes. This field guide is a semester-long project for the Field Biology class at Brandeis University.

Feel free to navigate through the site using any of the three Search options: Name, Growth Type and Uses. In case you are lost along the way, investigate the Help page. Alternatively, in case you are lost in the woods, visit the Survival Priorities page to gain more information on how to handle the situation.

All plants in this field guide can be found in the Northeastern United States. Specimens photographed were found mostly in Peru (Massachusetts), Brandeis University Campus in Waltham (Massachusetts) and Harvard University Arboretum in Forest Hills (Massachusetts).

We hope this guide will be enriching and helpful for your future explorations in the woods. Enjoy!

 
     
 
   
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