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Theodore S. Cochrane and Hugh H. Iltis, Department of Natural Resources Tech. Bull. 191. Due to unprecedented demand, printed copies of this publication are no longer available from the Department of Natural Resources. However this information is now available via the Wisconsin Herbarium's website (per the Atlas Web page).
Database of trees and shrubs found in North America listed by scientific name with pictures of leaves, twigs, seeds, and fruits, plus range maps for each species. This is part of a college course curriculum in dendrology taught by Dr. Donald Farrar at Iowa State University at Ames, IA.
Use this interactive woodland database to learn about and select appropriate plant lists for your restoration. Includes lists of all the species, communities, and characteristics that can be queried using the database.
"ILPIN was designed to provide many different types of information about all of the vascular plant taxa found in Illinois. At this site, you can search on a species (by scientific or common name), and retrieve all the information we have compiled on the species, as well as a map of its known distribution among the counties in Illinois." (from the Illinois Natural History Survey web site.)
"This exhibit has traveled some 5000 miles through out the state of Iowa since April 10,1997. Each photograph is identified with the common/scientific name, the growing season & locations." (From the Iowa Prairies home page.) Photos by Gary D. Tonhouse. The exhibit is sponsored by The Nature Conservancy. Includes photos of prairie fauna as well as flora.
The color photos are by Mike Haddock (KSU Agriculture Librarian and Science Libraries Web Coordinator). The site is organized by flower color, i.e., yellow wildflowers, white, pink, purple/lavender, blue, green/greenish-white, and orange/red. Both common and scientific names of the wildflowers are given as well as descriptions of the plant, range, and habitat. The site also includes native grasses, links to other wildflower sites, a bibliography, glossary, and nomenclature authorities.
This online resource was put together by the USDA Soil Conservation Service, Midwest National Technical Center in Lincoln, NE, for the purpose of identifying wetland or converted wetlands based on the presence of hydric soils and hydrophytic vegetation. It includes 300 species of vascular plants, excluding those species that are true aquatics that live in the water (because they are obviously wetland species) or readily recognizable species such as cattails. The plants are organized in groups and within groups are organized alphabetically by genus and then species (also alphabetical). There is a photograph for each plant with information, including characteristics of the growth form, stems, leaves, flowers (sepals, petals, stamens, pistils), fruits and seeds, and a black and white illustration.
The plant database of native vascular and non-vascular plants can be accessed by common or scientific name and provides a plant profile, all synonyms, and distribution maps. The site also contains fact sheets, a threatened and endangered plants list, a list of noxious and invasive plants, a list of wetland plants, and state plant lists.
This source is part of the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center web site. The wildflowers are organized by families and then by common name (with genus and species given in parentheses). When available, each entry has a color photograph. NPWRC biologist Harold A. Kantrud has provided an article for each plant that gives its life history, a description of the plant's characteristics, and where it can be found in North Dakota.
"The 300 Northeastern wetland plants selected for this project are given in the following list. The list is arranged by groups as found in the key to groups.Within each group the plants are arranged alphabetically first by the scientific name of the genus, then alphabetically by species within the genus. The scientific and common names are those given in the National List of
Plant Species that Occur in Wetlands: Region 1 (1998)." (From the USGS NPWRC Northeast Wetland Flora page.)
"The 300 Southern wetland plants selected for this project are given in the following list. The list is arranged by groups as found in the key to groups. Within each group the plants are arranged alphabetically first by the scientific name of the genus, then alphabetically by species within the genus. The scientific and common names are those given in the National List of Plant Species that Occur in Wetlands: Southeast (Region 2), 1988." (From the USS NPWRC Southern Wetland Flora page.)
This site provides a database and photographs of Texas wildflowers, many of them native to the prairies.
This web site includes pictures of prairie plants found in Illinois. There are several photos for each species, which may include the plant in flower, photos of seeds and fruits, clumps of the same plant, flower stalks, flower clusters, longitundinal sections, and so on. Plants are listed by scientific name, common name, and season of flowering.
This is a list found on the Northern Prairies Wildlife Research Center's site. The list includes 300 wetland plants in eight groups, including ferns & horsetails, grasses, sedges, other monocots, etc. Within each plant group, plants are identified by both common and scientific name, located on a range map, and described. The entry provides habitat information, a photograph, and a detailed drawing.
This is a list found on the Northern Prairies Wildlife Research Center site was compiled by Steve D. Eggert and Donald M. Reed. The list provides a habitat description with a list of plants (by common and scientific names) found in that habitat. The entry includes filed characteristics for each plant, a photograph, and ecological notes.
The herbarium allows searches of Wisconsin vascular plants by family, genus, species, and common name. Searches can also be undertaken by habitat. Users can browse the database by common names, families, and genera. Each plant description includes species details, synonyms, a map of where the plant can be found in Wisconsin, habitat information, and a photograph if one is available. The site also includes links to other Wisconsin and non-Wisconsin botanical web sites.