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Budburst Plant Groups

Here at Budburst, we divide our plant species into five groups: Wildflowers and Herbs, Deciduous Trees and Shrubs, Broadleaf Evergreens, Conifers, and Grasses. One important thing to consider: Budburst plant groups are determined by the similarity of phenological stages, not necessarily their botanic family. Below, you'll find a quick overview of each group, as well as a link to download their corresponding phenology observation sheet.

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