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  Full color guides to plants, not just in the tropics, that you can download! From the Field Museum. https://plantidtools.fieldmuseum.org

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/

American Forests – information about trees and forests, plus Big Trees, the list of the record largest U.S. trees (check out Champion Trees) https://www.americanforests.org/

suggestions from readers:

Garden Databases on the Net  https://www.wirefence.co.uk/the-best-gardening-databases/ Lots of links!

Buyrope.co.uk https://www.buyrope.co.uk/flower-database/ Flower identification using photos, and more

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

Basic information and games https://www.serenataflowers.com/en/uk/botany-games-resources

Biology dictionary. biologydictionary.net Defines important words, often with pictures. Currently more cellular and animal words than whole plant terms.

Herbal efficacy:

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


Guilin, China http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/guangxi/guilin/li_river.htm 

Great Wall, China

Lijiang, China http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/travel/36-hours-in-lijiang-china.html?_r=0


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:

UBC Botany Photo of the Day

In Defense of Plants http://www.indefenseofplants.com/

Awkward Botany https://awkwardbotany.com

Botany Professor http://botanyprofessor.blogspot.com

The Botanist in the Kitchen https://botanistinthekitchen.blog

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

Plant Talk at the New York Botanic Garden