Links to Useful Plant Web pages:
Plant resources for you:
U.S. Department of Agriculture plants database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/ Distributions, pictures, common and scientific names
Missouri Botanical Garden http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/plantfinder/plantfindersearch.aspx Useful information!
Tropical Plant Guides - Rapid Color Guides http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/plantguides/rcg_intro.asp A page of full color guides to plants, not just in the tropics, that you can download! From the Field Museum.
The Plant List http://www.theplantlist.org/ - for checking for current scientific names
Angiosperm Phylogeny website http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/Research/APweb/welcome.html - current plant relationships, in technical language
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers: www.easterncoloradowildflowers.com/ Nice photos
Hawaiian plants - Native Hawaiian Plants website: http://www.nativeplants.hawaii.edu/index/
A Neotropical Savanna (Panama) http://ntsavanna.com/
American Forests - information about trees and forests, plus Big Trees, the list of the record largest U.S. trees http://www.americanforests.org/our-programs/bigtree/
Treeremoval.com, botanical resources Helpful definitions, explanations and links to other botanical information
Alansfactoryoutlet.com http://store.alansfactoryoutlet.com/Building-Your-Own-Home-Garden-s/1852.htm Links to useful plant and garden information (some broken)
Answers to many basic questions and a list of links to additional helpful sites: http://www.avasflowers.net/rhe-stages-of-the-flower-life-cycle
Biology dictionary. biologydictionary.net Defines important words, often with pictures. Currently more cellular and animal words than whole plant terms.
German Commission E Monographs online
Books from plant history, online:
Culpeper, N. 1652. Culpeper's complete herbal. http://openlibrary.org/books/OL23292047M/Culpeper's_complete_herbal
Gerarde, J. 1597. The herball or generall historie of plantes. http://caliban.mpiz-koeln.mpg.de/gerarde/ K. Stuber. 2007. Wageningen UR Library.
Places To Visit:
The Grand Canyon http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm
Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek http://www.ruthbancroftgarden.org/
Point Reyes National Seashore http://www.nps.gov/pore/index.htm
State Route 1. Of course you should drive the Pacific Coast Highway. There are many resources online, here's one Californiathroughmylens.com http://californiathroughmylens.com/pacific-coast-highway-stops#ebook-pacific-coast-highway Landslides destroyed the road in spring 2017, be sure to check for updates.
Denver Botanic Garden
Rocky Mountain National Park http://www.nps.gov/romo/index.htm
Estes Park http://www.visitestespark.com
Island of Hawai'i (the Big Island), the youngest island: Official site: http://www.gohawaii.com/big-island
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. A magical place. Plants coming onto new lava, kipukas where the lava left a vegetation island, and more Link: http://www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm
Island of Kauai, the oldest island: official site http://www.gohawaii.com/kauai
National Tropical Botanic Garden: A spectacular plant collection McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden both on the southwest side of Kaua'i but I particularly liked the Limahuli Garden on the north of the island: Limahuli Garden and Preserve It has: native plants in a forest, plants used by Hawaiians before western contact, plants incorporated into traditional uses after contact and much more.
55 Stunning Botanical Gardens You Need to See Before You Die - https://www.sproutabl.com/gardening/botanical-gardens/ Botanic gardens in the United States
Plant Blogs I Like:
Plant Talk at the New York Botanic Garden
UBC Botany Photo of the Day
In Defense of Plants http://www.indefenseofplants.com/
Adventures with botanists: Plants are Cool, too. Video blog https://www.youtube.com/user/PlantsAreCoolToo
The Soul of the Earth http://thesouloftheearth.com
Botanical Accuracy http://www.botanicalaccuracy.com