Botanizing 101 - by Rebecca Dolan. First
published in the INPAWS Journal, these articles explore plant
nomenclature and the basics of identifying native plants in the
Help with Plant Identification - list of
websites compiled by Rebecca Dolan that are good to visit when
needing help with a plant ID.
Indiana Species Pages - by Kay Yatskievych. 28
PDF's available now - additional ones will be available after
completion of her updated Indiana Vascular Plants
Catalogue. "Flower Finder" by
Kay Yatskievych - Images of 56 of the approx. 300 species that come
into bloom in Indiana in February through April. Go to: http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/Research/curators/kay.shtml
and click on the Flower Finder.
Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University
(CUE) - builds upon a solid history of student-faculty research
and community service to foster and support the exploration and
stewardship of the urban ecosystems of Indianapolis.
Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS) - http://www.inpaws.org -
not-for-profit environmental and educational organization promoting
the appreciation, conservation, beauty, diversity and environmental
importance of indigenous vegetation.
Conservancy (TNC) - http://www.nature.org/ - dedicated to
preserving plants, animals and natural communities. Indiana Chapter
Division of Nature Preserves -
http://www.in.gov/dnr/naturepr/, Indiana Department of Natural Resources -
contains the Indiana Natural Heritage Data Center, Listing of
endangered, threatened, and rare vascular plants of Indiana, and
info on old growth forests in Indiana.
Conserving Indiana - The Central Indiana Land Trust
(CILTI) - the Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated
preserves natural areas, improving air and water quality and
enhancing life in our communities for present and future
The Natural Heritage of Indiana -
Plant Network (MIPN) - mission is to reduce the impact of
invasive plant species in the Midwest.
Wildflowers of Southwest Indiana - Marc
Evans, Owen County. Includes wildflowers lists, images, and
lots of information about plants of Southwest Indiana.
Michigan Flora Online - a new
resource for Michigan and Great Lakes botanists, is available for
all vascular plants. The site includes keys to families,
genera and species, plus maps and discussion as in the three volume
Michigan Flora, but has in addition color photos of many
Natural Areas Association - http://www.naturalareas.org/ -
brings together persons concerned with the identification,
evaluation, management, protection, and study of natural areas and
other elements of natural diversity.
Society of America - http://www.botany.org/ - promotes research
and teaching in all fields of plant biology.
National Database - maintained by the U.S. Dept. of
Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service contains plant
database and photo gallery.
List - a new resource for the plant sciences community is a
working list of all known plant species. Version 1 aims to be
comprehensive for species of Vascular plant (flowering plants,
conifers, ferns and their allies) and of Bryophytes (mosses and
Phylogenetically Based Social Network for the Plant Sciences
Environmental Education Association of Indiana
- dedicated to promoting environmental education for all Indiana
of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Dept. of Botany -
information about the botanical collections housed at the
Florida Museum of Natural History, University
of Florida Herbarium (FLAS) - holdings of approx. 1/2 million
Floridata - online photo reference of
Image Gallery, - from Texas A & M University,
Bioinformatics Working Group, a photo gallery of vascular
Wild Flowers of the Southern Appalachians -
nice photos of wildflowers of this part of the country.
Spring Wildflowers of Northern Virginia -
another nice photo gallery of wildflowers.
Project - checklist, image gallery, Atlas, etc.
of Pacific Northwest Herbaria - represents herbaria in Alaska,
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Canadian provinces of
British Columbia and Yukon Territory.
Conservation Alliance - http://www.nps.gov/plants/ - is a
consortium of ten federal government Member agencies and more than
145 non-federal Cooperators (INPAWS is a cooperator) representing
various disciplines within the conservation field: biologists,
botanists, habitat preservationists, horticulturists, resources
management consultants, soil scientists, special interest clubs,
non-profit organizations, concerned citizens, nature lovers, and
gardeners. PCA Members and Cooperators work collectively to solve
the problems of native plant extinction and native habitat
restoration, ensuring the preservation of our ecosystem. (The PCA
was formerly the Native Plant Conservation Initiative.)
Center for Plant Conservation -
http://www.centerforplantconservation.org/welcome.asp - is the only
national organization in the U.S. dedicated solely to preventing
the extinction of U.S. native plants. Founded in 1984, the CPC
operates a national program of ex situ conservation, research,
education and restoration through a consortium of 28 leading
botanical gardens and arboreta.
Index Herbariorum - a listing of the world's
herbaria with a map interface to help locate.
Jepson eFlora - Vascular Plants of
Texas A&M Herbarium - home to a large Vascular Plant Image Gallery.
Directory of Herbaria - Yahoo's site listing
many of the herbaria around the world.
Directory of Botany - Yahoo's site listing many
interesting botanical sites around the world.
Wikipedia's List of Herbaria
Scholar - gives bibliographic access to the scholarly
Keep checking for additional sites as I find them!
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