Ontario Trees & Shrubs
Ontario Grasses, Sedges and
The World of Mosses
Trees of the Pacific Northwest - tree
Washington State University Native
Plants - Northwestern U.S. plant identification database, and gardening tips re native
The Ancient Bristlecone Pine -
interesting site devoted to these very ancient trees.
Flora of North America
- scientific site about plants of North America
Plants for a Future -
searchable database (U.K.)
Internet Directory for Botany
Celebrating Wildflowers - The
"Celebrating Wildflowers" web site now features more than 90
wildflower illustrations from national parks. Botanical illustrator Donald
Davidson created over 200 individual watercolors of wildflowers while serving as
a VIP traveling artist over the last three years. His works also include trees,
shrubs, and grasses.
- Andy's Northern
Flora Website with many U.S. Botany Links
Botanical Garden - Botany links
State University Botanical Server
Society of Toronto (mushrooms)
Gugler's Wildflower Watch page - for the Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)
Society of America
national database (United States Dept of Agriculture) - Includes searchable database of plant images,
distribution information and plant classification information including
hierarchical listing. Plant checklists are searchable by state. Plant
characteristics section includes information on physiology, growth
requirements, reproduction and suitability/use.
- Ohio State University
PlantFacts - Searchable database of over 20,000 pages of extension
service factsheets from forty-six universities and government agencies.
Search can be limited by region.
American Ethnobotany Database (University of Michigan) - Coverage includes foods, drugs, dyes,
fibers and other uses of 4,029 species of plants by 291 Native American
groups. Each entry includes Latin and common name, Native American group,
uses and source of information. Searchable by keyword. Boolean search
- Brings together data from a variety of good plant databases on over 50,000
taxa and 48,000 cultivars. Searchable by common or botanical name. Includes
- Database from the Alternative Medicine Foundation with information on over
100 medicinal plants. Coverage includes evidence of activity (from case
studies/clinical trials), warnings, preparations, mixtures, mechanisms for
action and related links (including images).
- Includes occurrence data for over 8000 vascular plants of California.
Indexed by common and scientific name. Search can be limited by county,
lifeform, elevation, community and rare/native status. Image database
includes over 20,000 images and is searchable by a variety of fields
including name, photographer, location and plant color.
Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases - Includes five
separate databases: Ecosys--plant ecological ranges, EthnobotDB--worldwide
plant uses, FoodplantDB--Native American food plants, MPNADB--medicinal
plants of Native America, and PhytochemDB--plant chemicals.
to Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - A collection of several databases
from Purdue University Center for New Crops and Plant Products. Plant/Crop
Descriptors includes monographs covering a variety of plant information
including description, uses, and research. Type of information varies by
plant. Indexed by Latin and common name. Other databases include Botanical
Companies Database and Flavor, Fragrance and Essential Oils Companies
Database. Also includes a Guide to Herb Varieties and a directory of sources
for herb seeds and plants.
for a Future Database - Includes entries for over 7000 useful plants.
Coverage includes physical characteristics, habitats, edible, medicinal and
other uses, cultivation and propagation information, scent, select
cultivars, print references and web reference links. Searchable by Latin and
common name, use, area or habitat.
Plant Image Gallery - Texas A&M University, Bioinformatics
Working Group. - A HUGE database of plant photos.
System - Flowering Plant Family Finder
Botanical Data - Herbarium of Texas A&M University - Dept. of
Nursery - although this is a business website, it has a large photo gallery
of plants, along with info about each one.
Plants by habitat - more info about each plant.
Living Wildflowers - another business website that has good info - go to
the "Seed List"
for info on plants.
Systems Tree Guide - a commercial website, but has descriptions and
of Twin Swamps Nature Preserve (Posey County, Indiana USA) - pictures
and lots of info
Vascular Plant Families of Ontario (University of Toronto)
- Virginia Tech
Flora - Mount Allison University - New Brunswick (Canada)
Vascular Plants and Lichens - Wisconsin State Herbarium - University of
Wisconsin-Madison -- search the herbarium, photos, etc.
State Herbarium (home page)
Online - Harvard University
for Wood Anatomy Research - U.S. Forestry Service - technical properties
of various woods
Plants Information System - (Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility
- Government of Canada)
Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) - search for any plant (Canadian
Biodiversity Information Facility - Government of Canada)
Poisonous Plants Research Labratory
University Poisonous Plants Informational Database
of Maryland Botanical Links -
Plants of Nova Scotia - Museum of Nova Scotia
Natural History of the North Woods -
Library of Mycology (mushrooms) - by Kathie Hodge
Richter's Herbs - an excellent source for
purchasing live herbs