B.S., Wildlife Management, College of Forest Resources, University of Maine (1992)

M.S., Botany and Plant Pathology, College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, University of Maine (2006)


2003 to present: Research Botanist, New England Wild Flower Society—Flora Novae Angliae:  a five-year research project to write an updated flora for New England

1998 to present: Regional Reviewer, Flora of North America project and Manual of Grasses of the United States; Contributor for the genera Euthamia and Exochorda

2001–2003: Research Botanist, New England Wild Flower Society—Herbarium Recovery Project:  a two-year survey of New England herbaria for regionally rare species

1996–2001: Woodlot Alternatives Inc., Plant Taxonomist and Wildlife Biologist 1997: Adjunct Professor, Field Taxonomy of Maine, University of Maine (400 level)

1996: Secondary Reviewer, Rhodora

1991–1995: Assistant Curator, University of Maine Herbarium

1991–1995: Field Technician, Christopher Campbell  – morphology and reproductive biology of Amelanchier  – demographic monitoring of Isotria medeoloides

1993–1994: Teaching Assistant, Taxonomy of Vascular Plants (400 level)

1994: Teaching Assistant, Field Natural History of Maine (200 level)

1993: Teaching Assistant, Dendrology (200 level)

1992: James W. Sewall Company, Carex oronensis survey


Haines, A.  2011.  Flora Novae Angliae:   a manual for the identification of native and naturalized higher vascular plants of New England.  Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.

Haines, A.  2011.  Ancestral Plants:  a primitive skills guide to edible, medicinal, and useful plants of the northeast.  Anaskimin, Southwest Harbor, ME.

Gilman, A.V., and A. Haines.  2006.  Symphyotrichum ontarionis (Asteraceae) new to Vermont.  Rhodora 108: 400–402.

Haines, A.  2006.  Euthamia.  Pages  97–100 in Flora of North America Editorial Committee (editors).  Flora of North America, volume 20.  Oxford University Press, New York, NY.

Haines, A.  2004.  Bayberry willow (Salix myricoides) Conservation Plan.  New England Plant Conservation Program, Framingham, MA.

Haines, A., A. Cutko, and D. Sperduto.  2004.  Records for Carex rostrata (Cyperaceae) in New England.  Rhodora 106: 287–290.

Arsenault, M.P. and A. Haines.  2004.  Rediscovery of Carex typhina (Cyperaceae) in Maine.  Rhodora 106: 52–54. 

Haines, A.  2004.  Draba glabella (Brassicaceae), new to Maine.  Rhodora 106: 55–59.

Harvey, L. and A. Haines.  2003.  Sagittaria teres (Alismataceae) in New Hampshire.  Rhodora 105: 282–285. 

Haines, A.  2003.  Lycopodiella ×gilmanii (Lycopodiaceae), a new hybrid bog clubmoss from northeastern North America.  American Fern Journal 93: 196–202.

Haines, A.  2003.  Vasey's rush (Juncus vaseyi) Conservation Plan.  New England Plant Conservation Program, Framingham, MA.

Haines, A.  2003.  A record for Selaginella eclipes (Selaginellaceae) in Massachusetts.  Rhodora 105: 189–191.

Haines, A. 2003.  Eleocharis aestuum (Cyperaceae) in New York.  New York Flora Association Newsletter 14: 4–6.

Haines, A.  2003.  The Families Huperziaceae and Lycopodiaceae in New England.  V.F. Thomas Co., Bar Harbor, ME.

 Haines, A., and B. Newcomer.  2002.  New Records for Chenopodium foggii in New England.  Rhodora 104: 422–428.

Haines, A.  2002.  Fern Allies.  New England Wild Flower 6: 28–30.

Haines, A.  2002.  A new combination in Lycopodiella (Lycopodiaceae).  Rhodora 104: 296–298.

Haines, A.  2002.  Occurrence of Scirpus georgianus (Cyperaceae) in Maine.  Rhodora 104: 205–207.

Haines, A.  2001.  Herbarium Recovery Project.  Conservation News 4: 1.

Haines, A.  2001.  St. John River oxytrope (Oxytropis campestris var. johannensis) Conservation Plan. New England Plant Conservation Program, Framingham, MA.

Haines, A.  2001.  Discovery of two new Lycopodiella (Lycopodiaceae) in Maine. Rhodora 103: 431–434.

Haines, A.  2001.  The Genus Viola of Maine. V.F. Thomas Co., Bar Harbor, ME. 81 pp.

Haines, A.  2001.  Eleocharis aestuum, a new tidal river shore spikesedge of eastern United States. Novon 11: 45–49.

Haines, A.  2000.  Rediscovery of Symphyotrichum anticostense in the United States. Rhodora 102: 198–201.

Haines, A.  2000.  Parker’s pipewort (Eriocaulon parkeri) Conservation Plan. New England Plant Conservation Program, Framingham, MA.

Haines, A. and T.F. Vining.  1998.  Flora of Maine.  V.F. Thomas Company, Bar Harbor, ME.  847 pp.

Haines, A.  1995.  Key to the genus Utricularia (Lentibulariaceae) in Maine, based on vegetative characters. Maine Naturalist 2: 47–49.

Campbell, C.S., H.P. Adams, P. Adams, A.C. Dibble, L.M. Eastman, S.C. Gawler, L.L. Gregory, B.A. Grunden, A. Haines, K. Jonson, S.C. Rooney, T.F. Vining, J.E. Weber, and W.A. Wright.  1995.  Checklist of the vascular plants of Maine, third revision. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Bulletin 884.


Haines, A., T.F. Vining, C.S. Campbell, and W.A. Wright. 1996. Taxonomic status and geographic distribution of Schoenoplectus ×steinmetzii. American Journal of Botany.

Dibble, A.C., C.S. Campbell, W.A. Wright, A. Haines, C.W. Greene, and C.S. Major. 1993. Morphological variation in Amelanchier (Rosaceae, Maloideae) at a taxonomically complex site in Maine. American Journal of Botany 80(6): 144.


Josselyn Botanical Society—Vice President

New England Botanical Club

American Society of Plant Taxonomists

Botanical Advisory Group (Maine)

New England Plant Conservation Program Task Force

Botanical Notes

An irregularly published newsletter dedicated to dispersing taxonomic and ecological information useful for plant identification in New England (URL:

Number 1. Notes on Bolboschoenus in Maine.

Number 2. Clarifying the taxonomy of Salicornia sensu lato of the northeastern United States; Taxonomy and distribution of Acorus in Maine.

Number 3. The Juncus bufonius complex in Maine; Elymus macgregorii, a recently described wild-rye of eastern United States.

Number 4. Identification and taxonomy of two difficult maritime hybrids with Carex paleacea.

Number 5. Identification and ecology of rare Chenopodium in Maine.

Number 6. Juncus anthelatus and its identification in Maine; Taxonomy of the Cypripedium parviflorum complex in Maine.

Number 7. Clarifying the generic concepts of Aster sensu lato in New England.

Number 8.  Taxonomy of Viola subsinuata in New England; Identification of Lycopodium lagopus.

Number 9.  The taxonomic status of Bidens heterodoxa; Identification of Caulophyllum giganteum.

Number 10.  New combination in Poa.

Number 11.  New combination in Eupatorium (Asteraceae).

Number 12.  An Emended Description and Possible Origin of Lycopodiella subappressa(Lycopodiaceae); Reassessment of the Taxonomy of Ranunculus hispidus.

Number 13.  New Combinations in the New England Tracheophyte Flora.

Number 14.  A new name and status for Carex scoparia var. tessellate (Cyperaceae).

Taxonomy Seminars

Workshops given at various venues, including Bowdoin College and Josselyn Botanical Society summer meetings, focusing on identification, ecology, and systematics of difficult plant groups featured in the northeast.

Asters (Genera: AsterDoellingeriaIonactis, OclemenaSericocarpus, andSymphyotrichum)

Rushes (Genera: Juncus , Luzula, and Oreojuncus)

Willows (Genus: Salix)

Goldenrods (Genera: Euthamia, Oligoneuron, and Solidago)

Pondweeds (Genera: Potamogeton and Stuckenia)

Bulrushes (Genera: BolboschoenusSchoenoplectusScirpus, and Trichophorum)

Wild-ryes (Genus: Elymus)

Violets (Genus: Viola)

Eleocharis ovata complex of North America

Firmosses and clubmosses (Families: Huperziaceae and Lycopodiaceae)

Knotweeeds (Genera:  FallopiaPersicaria, and Polygonum)

Hawkweeds and king-devils (Genus:  Hieracium )