Resources & Links

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Nurseries that sell Florida Native Plants

logo for The Nectary which is a native plant nursery located in Lakeland Florida

The Nectary

A native plant nursery that is open to the general public. 

Thursday 11am-3pm
Fridays and Saturdays 9 am – 3 pm

They are located in Lakeland, Florida

1047 E. Main Street  (863) 937-7879

The Nectary Plant List

Use this link to get to Google Maps to show the location.
1047 E. Main St, Lakeland FL 33801

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The Natives Plant Nursery logo

The Natives

A native plant nursery that is open to the general public. 

Thursdays from 9 – 12.

They are located in Davenport, Florida.

2929 J. B. Carter Road 863-422-6664 

The Natives Plant List

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2929 J. B. Carter Road, Davenport, Florida 33837

Botanical Links

An amazing, easily searchable, online database to find information on botanical uses and descriptions of plants. 

A Modern Herbal (Amazon Assoc. link to buy her book)
Mrs. Grieves book continues to be one of the most popular resources for herbal information. Written in the early part of the last century, the advice is both timely and historical. More than 800 varieties of herbs & plants.

Botanical Glossary

University of California Museum of Paleontology’s searchable glossary databases for Phylogenetics, Geology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Ecology, Life History, Zoology, Botany and Paleogeography.

Vascular Plant Systematics Online Glossary

An online, searchable, version of the book Vascular Plant Systemics by Albert E. Radford, William C. Dickison, Jimmy R. Massey, and C. Ritchie Bell. This is a great resource for finding the meaning of botanical terms and illustrations of plant shapes and structures.

Go Botany – Simple ID Key

New England plants, but an awesome Simple Key for identifying plants. They don’t have many Florida plants, but it is a wonderful way to learn to ‘key’ out plants.

Ethnobotany Links

Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Dr. James Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical searchable databases. Dr Duke teaches at Tai Sophie in Maryland and leads eco-botanical tours specializing in ethnobotany.

Native American Enthnobotany DB

A Database of Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants.

Plants for a Future

Database Plant Search Page: Edible, Medicinal and other uses of over 7,000 plants

Gardening Links

Fruits of Warm Climates

A searchable version of the book by Julia F. Morton.

Cornell University – Plants Poisonous to Livestock

A reference that includes a searchable database and images of plants that are poisonous to livestock and other animals.

United States Department of Agriculture Plant Database

USDA is a good site for finding out where a particular plant will grow and its native region. Find out if a particular plant will grow in your gardening zone. There are also fact sheets for about 1000 plants. The database is searchable with either the scientific name or common name.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is interactive … click on your state for an enlarged view.

Plants Links

Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants

A joint effort by the Institute for Systematic Botany, the University of South Florida and the Florida Center for Community Design + Research to provide users with a comprehensive searchable database of vascular plants in the State of Florida.

Florida Association of Native Nurseries

A wonderful resource for native plant nurseries in your area. Their database is searchable by county, zip code or plant name. Growing, planting and promoting Florida native plants for sustainable landscapes.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The University of Texas at Austin’s Native Plant Database for North America.

Milkweed Photo Guide at Monarch Watch

A Photo Guide for milkweeds. Includes a brief description of the species’ range and characteristics as well as thumbnail and full-size images of its leaves, flowers and entire plant

The Florida Native Plant Society Native Plants for your Area

The FNPS Native plants for your area database.

Wildlife Links

American Birding Association

The ABA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides leadership to birders by increasing their knowledge, skills, and enjoyment of birding.

Butterflies and Moths of North America

The Butterflies and Moths of North America project is ambitious effort to collect and provide access to quality-controlled data about butterflies and moths for the continent of North America from Panama to Canada.

Beetle Identification

A great resource to help identify beetles of Florida.

Florida Wildlife Federation

The “Goal” of the Federation is to be the leader in promoting, through education and political action, the conservation, restoration, sound management, and wise and ethical use of Florida’s natural resources, to the end that present and future Floridians may live, work and pursue traditional outdoor activities in an outstanding natural environment.

Florida Snake Guide

The Florida Museum of Natural History’s On-line Guide to the Snakes of Florida.

Kozmic Dreams … Insects

The jumping spiders are the cutest … amazing photography of these little guys.

The Polinizador’s Blog … Pollinators

Beatriz Moisset, Ph. D. is a biologist, author and photographer, from Argentina, who resides in the United States. She has some amazing photos, information, and articles at her blog about pollinators.

Volusia Naturalist … Peter May

Peter has amazing photos, information, and insights, about Florida natural history.  Peter May is a Professor of Biology at Stetson University in Deland, Florida.