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Plant Databases

Guide to Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
The Purdue University database for medicinal and aromatic plants.

Native American Ethnobotany Database
Coverage includes foods, drugs, dyes, fibers and other uses of 4,029 species of plants by 291 Native American groups. Each entry includes Latin and common name, Native American group, uses and source of information. Searchable by keyword. Boolean search available.

Plants Database - USDA
Includes searchable database of plant images, distribution information and plant classification information including hierarchical listing. Plant checklists are searchable by state. Plant characteristics section includes information on physiology, growth requirements, reproduction and suitability/use.

Plants for a Future Database
Includes entries for over 7,000 useful plants. Coverage includes physical characteristics, habitats, edible, medicinal and other uses, cultivation and propagation information, scent, select cultivars, print references and web reference links. Searchable by Latin and common name, use, area or habitat.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center Plants Database
Find information on over 14,000 native plants in North America

Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder
Information about 7,500 plants grown in the garden.