Resources & Links
Places to Buy Native Plants
Unfortunately there aren’t many retail places to buy native plants.
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.
University of California Museum of Paleontology’s searchable glossary databases for Phylogenetics, Geology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Ecology, Life History, Zoology, Botany and Paleogeography.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.