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ARBORETA AND GARDENS: Aalsmeer Historical Garden - Netherlands
Australian National Botanic Gardens  - Australian plants, botany and horticulture
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Butchart Gardens -
The Gardens were designated in 2004 as a National Historic Site of Canada.
Cornell Plantations
- "Plantations is a place where time is kept not by the ticking of watches and clocks, but rather by the blooms and fruits of growing things. It is a place that people are drawn to; where they linger to wonder and learn."
Dawes Arboretum  - Founded in 1929 to demonstrate the value of trees and shrubs.
Elizabethan Gardens  - Special gardens are a memorial to the first English colonists where Sir Walter Raleigh made the initial attempts to colonize the New World under Queen Elizabeth I.

Internet Directory for Botany - Index to botanical information
New York Botanical Garden - A vast array of information about the garden and its activities is presented. Searchable databases include the Library catalog, the “Index to American Botanical Literature” (selected years), and digital photos of vascular plant type specimens.   The Vascular Plant Type Catalog is also searchable.
Kew Web  -The official Web site for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew provides information on collections, research, and publications. Includes the searchable databases “Vascular Plant Families” and “Genera and Authors of Plant Names.” The site also contains a five-source compilation of data on the amounts of nuclear DNA in seed plant species.
Missouri Botanical Garden - Visitor information on the garden’s arboretum is plentiful at this site. The Library’s catalog and the w3TROPICOS” (Vascular Tropicos) database of plant names are searchable.
Morton Arboretum and Sterling Morton Library - The section on plant information and collections includes e-mail reference service. Questions are answered by a librarian.
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Dedicated to research, education and conservation, and display of California native plants.
U.S. National Arboretum - Includes the latest USDA Hardiness Zone Map showing lowest recorded temperatures for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico
University of Washington Medicinal Herb Garden  - resource for herbalists, medics, and botanists of all levels

 
CHECKLISTS AND FLORAS: Carnivorous Plant Database - Provides nomenclature information and images of carnivorous plants that can be retrieved via the searchable database.
Checklist of Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps  - Site is arranged by area, world or continent, and subdivided by region or country name.
Flora of North America - More than 800 scientists at 30 institutions are collaborating on this project to provide information on the plants that “grow outside of cultivation” north of Mexico (21,000 species). Entries are signed and include physical descriptions, numbers of genera and species, distribution, and literature references. Online records can be searched by province, elevation, name, or other text word. This resource is related to the printed volumes of the same title, being published by Oxford University Press. Global Plant Checklist Project - The International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI) has identified this project as a top priority. The Global Plant Checklist, encompassing about 300,000 vascular plant species and more than 1 million names, will serve as a taxonomic backbone to which users can append more specialized information. Eventually the Checklist will also include nonvascular plants. IOPI calls this a “work in progress,” lacking the refinements envisaged for the fully relational Checklist when funds are available.
 
EC0NOMIC BOTANY: AgNIC Home Page (Agriculture Network Information Center) - A distributed network of agriculture-related information, subject area experts, and other resources.
Plants for a Future - A resource center for rare and unusual plants, particularly edible and medicinal plants.
 
ETHNOBOTANY:

 

Ethnobotanical Resource Directory - Site’s categories include publications, bibliographies, conferences/society meetings, databases, educational opportunities, research projects, Web directories, cool sites, articles, and miscellaneous sites. 
Internet Directory for Economic Botany and Ethnobotany - Maintained by the Finnish Museum of Natural History.
Southwest School of Botanical Medicine Home Page - This site includes a rich array of images and texts on medicinal plants and their use in alternate botanical medical systems. More than 700 photographs of medicinal plants, 136 color illustrations from National Geographic (1915–24), botanical drawings by Mimi Kamp, and illustrations from early 20th- and 19th-century botanical medical publications are available. Alternate botanical medical texts are available in ASCII and Adobe Acrobat formats.
Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases - This outstanding database project, maintained by James A. Duke and Stephen M. Beckstrom-Sternberg, is housed at the USDA’s National Germplasm Resources Laboratory. Includes plant, chemical, and activity searches, Additional searchable resources include:

Ecosys--plant ecological ranges
EthnobotDB--worldwide plant uses
FoodplantDB--Native American food plants
MPNADB--medicinal plants of Native America
PhytochemDB--plant chemicals

GATEWAYS AND METASITES: Internet Directory for Botany - A searchable and browsable gateway that provides more than 4,000 links to botanical information including university departments, societies, organizations, museums, checklists, threatened plants, gardening, biologists’ addresses, economic botany, software, and images.
PlantFacts Search Engine  - Created and maintained by the staff of Horticulture and Crop Science in Virtual Perspective at Ohio State University, this resource includes two databases. The “Factsheet Database” contains guides for answering plant-related questions from 46 universities and government institutions across the U.S. and Canada. Links are provided to more than 20,000 pages of Extension fact sheets and bulletins that provide a concentrated source of plant-related information. The “Research and Teaching” database provides links to more than 20,000 pages from 40 American university departments related to admissions, degree requirements, career opportunities, research projects, and online courses.
Plants Database - Disseminated authoritative information about the vascular and nonvascular plants in the United States and its territories, developed and maintained by the National Plant Data Center (a branch of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service).
Scott’s Botanical Links - Includes more than 3,000 links featuring both searchable and browsable gateways. Categories include: databases, multimedia experiences, illustrations, systematics, and Web resources.
 
HIGHER PLANTS: The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) - Funded by the National Science Foundation, this site is a resource for genomic data on Arabidopsis thaliana. Some information is from the former “Arabidopsis thaliana Database” (AtDB), which was maintained by Stanford University’s Medical School, Department of Genetics. 
Atlas Florae Europaeae -Edited by Jaakko Jalas, Juha Suominen, Raino Lampinen, and Arto Kurtto and published by the Committee for Mapping the Flora of Europe and Societas Biologica Fennica Vanamo. The atlas shows European distribution of species and subspecies. Ranges are mapped in grids of 50-km squares, totaling 4,419 squares for Europe. Notes list synonyms, taxonomy and nomenclature data, important additions and corrections (mainly complementing Flora Europaea), and references to maps of the total range. 

Information and Education, Ohio Division of Forestry - This site, from Bill Schultz, program administrator, provides information on Ohio forestry and includes a forestry acronym key to more than 100 acronyms. 
International Plant Names Index - This effort is a collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Harvard University Herbaria, and Australian National Herbarium. The aim of this database is to supply, for all known flowering plants, the scientific name and literature cite to the recorded discovery.
Tree Guide: the Natural History of Trees - Tree species information and range maps are available at this site developed and maintained by Tom Kimmerer, Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Kentucky. The site is navigable via a table of contents or via the tree database. It contains information for approximately 120 species, with 5 to 10 species added weekly. 
Tree Conservation Information Service  -  The World Conservation Monitoring Centre holds data on more than 7,000 tree species of global conservation concern. Conservation assessments (including IUCN Red List category) have been gathered from many sources. This resource is continuously updated.
 
 
IMAGES: Flora of Europe—a Photographic Herbaria - An amateur photo-herbarium, established in 1997 containing approximately 660 pictures of flowers, mostly of southern Europe. There are 284 species (63 families, 179 genera).
National Plant Photographic Index - The Australian National Botanic Gardens provides a large collection of photographic slides of identified Australian plant species. It also features environmental and conservation images. 
PlantFACTS  images (formely Plant dictionary)  - An indexed system of multimedia teaching resources for Horticulture and Crop Science. The dictionary is organized in the following subsections: “Plants of Horticulture” (a searchable database of 3,878 high-quality images and horticultural descriptions for hundreds of unique species and cultivars); “Pests & Disease of Horticulture” (a searchable database of 1,100+ high-quality images featuring pests, diseases, and other plant problems); “Biology of Horticulture” (includes pictures, questions, and labs related to biological processes and functions of plants); “Technology of Horticulture” (includes pictures, questions, and labs related to mechanisms and procedures involved in propagating horticultural plants).
Plant Image Gallery - Provides selected images of U.S. plants.  Created by the USDA's Natural Recources Conservative Service.
Smithsonian Catalog of Botanical Illustration - More than 500 images of Bromelaciae, Cactaceae, and Melastomataceae by early to mid-20th century. artists are available. The collection will eventually grow to 3,000 images. Images are copyrighted by the Smithsonian. Supported by a grant from the Atherton Seidell Endowment Fund, this resource was developed by Larry Dorr, Ellen Farr, and Alice Tangerini.
Virtual Foliage Home Page - Developed and maintained by Michael Clayton, Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison, this site provides links to thousands of plant pictures.
 
LOWER PLANTS: Algae Databases - information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms. At present, the data for the marine algae, particularly seaweeds, are the most complete.
Bryophytes - A project of C. M. Sean Carrington that site focuses on mosses, liverworts, and hornworts.
Cumulative Checklist for the Lichen-forming, Lichenicolous and Allied Fungi of the Continental United States and Canada - Created by Theodore L. Esslinger, Department of Botany, North Dakota State University, this site contains cumulative updates to the most recently published North American checklist by Esslinger and Egan (1995). It corresponds to Esslinger’s most current Recent Literature on Lichens for the Bryologist.  
CyanoSite - This extensive cyanobac-terial bibliography is provided by Mark A. Schneegurt, Environmental and Industrial Microbiology, University of Notre Dame. It contains more than 6,700 references that can be imported into bibliographic management programs. The site also contains a gallery of 200+ images and videos of cyanobacteria.
Harmful Algae Page - Supported by an NSF/NOAA grant to the National Office for Marine Biotoxins and Harmful Algal Blooms at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, this site contains an introduction to algal blooms and “red tides,” a photo gallery, a listing of species responsible for harmful algal blooms, and a distribution map. 
Lichenological collections and relevant databases - Lichenological collections of the University of Tartu (TU) include over 2 500 species and 65 000 specimens at present. The lichen herbarium is divided into three sections: Estonian herbarium, general herbarium and geographical collections.
 
MISCELLANEOUS:

BOTANICAL COLLECTION DATABASE - Search for information about specific plants. Maintained by the Department of Phanerogamic Botany at the Swedish Museum of Natural History.
DEER-RESISTANT PLANTS - Directory of plants that deer tend to avoid -- and the ones they can't resist.

MendelWeb - The classic genetics paper by Johann Gregor Mendel (1865), in German and translated into English, is among the links on this site. This site is primarily aimed towards teachers and undergraduates. 
NATIVE PLANT DATABASE - Discover which wildflowers and other native plants will thrive under growing conditions in your area.  Maintained by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
SWINGLE PLANT DIGITAL ARCHIVE AND REFERENCE COLLECTION - over 1,700 images from more than 250 species of plants collected from all over the world. The images are digitized micrographs of parts of plants that were sectioned, stained, and permanently mounted to a glass slide.
Why Leaves Change Color - This site is provided by the USDA Forest Service, St. Paul Field office.  
 

SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONS AND MUSEUMS:

 

Botany (Smithsonian Institution) - The Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution provides information on its collections, research, and publications. Links to the department’s searchable databases include the U.S. Wood Collection, Lichen, and Checklist of the Plants of the District of Columbia.
Natural History Museum, London - Search the Library Catalog and the Picture Library with  nearly 600 images (mostly art reproductions) of plants and flowers.
Swedish Museum of Natural History - The Plants section contains images, searchable databases, and other descriptions of collections and information on collectors. (Some in Swedish only.) The Seed plants section contains 2,000+ images from Carl Linnaeus’ herbarium.
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Providing information about USDA’s many programs, services, and agencies, the National Agricultural Library also offers free searching of Agricola (1970– ). In the Agencies section, choose “Forest Service” to access the Climate Change Atlas for 80 Tree Species of the Eastern U.S. In the Hot Topics section, choose “Biotechnology Overview” and “Research” for reports on genetically engineered crops.
Flora of Europe—a Photographic Herbaria  - An amateur photo-herbarium, established in 1997 containing approximately 660 pictures of flowers, mostly of southern Europe. There are 284 species (63 families, 179 genera).
ForestWorld - Categories at this site include news and views, databases and directories, certification and sustainability, forest industry, Internet directory, woods of the world, photo gallery, and marketplace.

 

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