Web Information Sources for Educators.

An Exploratorium Learning Studio Resource Guide

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Official Agency Pages


Research Institutions

Periodicals / Magazines / Journals

Publication Directories


Maps and charts


Species Lists

Invasive Plants

Image Sources

School Gardens


Materials in the Learning Studio

San Francisco Bay Area Local Resources

Other Useful and Interesting Sites

Related Pages:
Aquatic Biology Biology

Official Agency Pages:

United States:

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

Plant Conservation Alliance, Bureau of Land Management

Systematic Botany & Mycology Laboratory (USDA)

Other Nations:

Plant Biotechnology Institute / Institut de biotechnologie des plantes

UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre



California Lichen Society

California Native Plant Society

California Oak Mortality Task Force (COMTF)


American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (AABGA)

American Bryologicaland Lichenological Society (ABLS)

American Fern Society

American Phytopathological Society

American Society of Plant Biologists

Botanical Society of America


Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists - Socieacute;teacute; Canadienne de Physiologie Veacute;geacute;tale

Tree Conservation Information Service

Research Institutions:

Department of Systematic Biology - Botany - National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Green Plant Phylogeny Research Coordination Group

Landscape Management Project

University and Jepson Herbaria University of California, Berkeley

University of California Botanical Garden

Periodicals / Magazines / Journals:

KidsGardening - Free e-newletters

Publication Directories:

The Missouri Botanical Garden Library - Rare Books

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications



Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Botanical Data Overview (UC Berkeley Digital Library Project)

Catalog for The African Pollen Database Collection

The New York Botanical Garden Searchable Databases

PLANTS National Database

Maps and charts:

A Climate Change Atlas for 80 Forest Tree Species of the Eastern United States


Index Nominum Genericorum (ING)

On-Line Glossary of Technical Terms in Plant Pathology

Databases and Indexes:

Hardwood identification

Index to American Botanical Literature Database

International Plant Names Index (IPNI)

PLANTS National Database

Species Lists:


Angiosperm Phylogeny Website

The Cultivated Species of the Fern Genus Dryopteris in the United States

Families of Flowering Plants

Global Plant Checklist

Guides to Trees and Shrubs

National Herbarium | Type specimens on the Web

Species Finder Native Plant Guide

Species Finder Trees

Species Finder Wildflowers

Poisonous Plants

Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System

Cornell University Poisonous Plants Home Page

Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms of North Carolina

Poisonous Plants of the Southern United States

University of Pennsylvania's Poisonous Plants Home Page

Regional and local:

California Plant Names, Word Meanings and Name Derivations

Alien Ferns in Hawaii

Hawaii's Unique and Vanishing Flora

Midwestern Wetland Flora

Northeast Wetland Flora

Southern Wetland Flora

Western Wetland Flora

Wyoming Rare Plants

Image Sources, General:

Botanical Image Database, University of Basel (Switzerland)

Botanical Society of America Online Image Collection

BGSU Algal Image Archive

CalPhotos California Plants & Habitats Photographs

DC Flora Flower Gallery - Many wildflowers that occur in the Washington-Baltimore area.

Flora of Europe

Forestry Images: The Source for Forest Health and Silviculture Images

Greenhouse - Plant of the Week - Department of Systematic Biology - Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Lichen Portrait Gallery

New Jersey Agricultural Weed Gallery

Smithsonian Catalog of Botanical Illustrations

TROPICOS Image Index

Wildflowers of Southern California: A Photographic Gallery

Image Sources, Movies:

Plants-In-Motion Quicktime Movies

Image Sources, Pollen:

Light Micrographs of Pollen Grains

Pictures Of Pollen Grains On The Web

Pollen Key for Selected Plants of the San Francisco Estuary Region

Pollen Search Australian National University

Pollen/spore images on the web University of Arizona

Pollen Pictures by Norman F. Hughes

School Gardens:

California Department of Education's Garden Resources

Evergreen - Learning Grounds

Growing With Plants

KidsGardening - National Gardening Association


School Gardens Program - University of California Cooperative Extension - San Diego County

School Garden Link Pages:

City Farmer: School Gardens

School Garden - Specific types:

Butterflies and Moths, Gardens


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Gardening With Kids Store

Materials in the Learning Studio:
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Access to the Learning Studio is available for the public.
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Subject Keyword Search the Learning Studio Catalog for All Our Materials on:


Botany - California

Subject Keyword Search the Learning Studio Catalog for Free Online Materials on:

Botany - California

San Francisco Bay Area Local Resources:

University and Jepson Herbaria University of California, Berkeley

Other Useful and Interesting Sites:

The Charms of Duckweed

Internet Directory for Botany

Plant Watch

The Seeds of Change Garden

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Created: gp December 13, 2001
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