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Wildflower Links

The following are links to other Internet websites related to Celebrating Wildflowers. These links include websites of our partners in the Forest Service, other agencies, and organizations.

Native Plant Societies

These organizations promote preservation, conservation, and knowledge about native plants. Most include a wide array of activities and information including field trips, wild wildflower walks, wildflower presentations, seed exchanges, native plant gardening, restoration information, photo galleries, botanical references, newsletters, plant lists, information about invasive plants and plant classes.

Botanical Gardens and Arboreta

Other Botanical Resources

  • American Orchid Society
    A colorful site with excellent information on an array of topics including orchid species, growing orchids, the orchid Doctor, orchid propagation, classes, exhibits and orchid conservation.
  • American Public Gardens Association
    American Public Gardens Association serves public gardens and advances them as leaders, advocates, and innovators. 
  • BEN (Botanical Electronic News)
    Interesting and colorful botanical news, updated monthly, this site includes the archives of all issues.
  • Wildflowers of Colorado
    A comprehensive photo collection of wildflowers found in Colorado.
  • Death Valley Wildflowers
    Information about wildflower viewing in Death Valley National Park and links to desert wildflower photos.
  • East Tennessee Wildflowers and Hiking Trails
    East Tennessee is blessed with a bounty of beautiful wildflowers. The show starts in early March and continues through early November. These flowers can be enjoyed while hiking through the woods, walking in a park, and even when traveling along the back roads and interstate highways. The site includes tips for wildflower identification, wildflower galleries from other states and countries, a wildflower name index, teacher resources, information about hiking, and a wide array of natural history topics.
  • Flora of North America
    FNA presents for the first time, in one published reference source, information on the names, taxonomic relationships, continent-wide distributions, and morphological characteristics of all plants native and naturalized found in North America north of Mexico. The Flora will appear in 30 volumes and will be available in print and on the Web. This valuable site includes on-line volumes of the flora, botanical educational material and the Flora of North America Newsletter.
  • Herb Society of America
    An organization that focuses on educating its members and the public on the cultivation of herbs and the study of their history and uses, both past and present.
  • ITIS Integrated Taxonomic Information System
    A source of authoritative taxonomic information on plants as well as animals, fungi and microbes.
  • International Plant Names Index (IPNI)
    An in depth database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of all seed plants, ferns and fern allies. Searchable by plant name, author and publications.
  • Michigan Wildflowers
    A catalog of digital photographs to help identify wildflowers found in Michigan including common and Latin names.
  • NatureServe
    NatureServe is a non-profit conservation organization that provides scientific information and tools to help guide effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs are a source for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems.
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Ohio Wildflower Bloom Report
    What better time than spring to contemplate the beauty of nature in Ohio’s woods? From late March until May, the glory of spring can be found along many of Ohio’s wooded trails. The Ohio Wildflower Bloom Report offers great information for the Ohio resident or traveler, including updated bloom statuses along with species profiles.
  • Online Virtual Flora of Wisconsin
    A collaborative effort between the herbaria of the UW-Madison (WIS) and the UW-Steven's Point (UWSP), along with most of the other herbaria located in the state of Wisconsin.
  • Plant Lives
    Plant Lives is the home of Plant Biographies and is an encyclopedia of plants and their interrelationship with man and the planet, their usage, practices, history, influence and unusual properties - from Xerxes to the present day.
  • Project Budburst
    Project BudBurst participants make careful observations of the timing of leafing, flowering, and fruiting phases of plants (plant phenophases) throughout the year. Scientists and educators can use the data to learn more about how plant species respond to changes in climate locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • Smithsonian Department of Botany
    This site includes botanical art and images, references, botanical events and activities, information about research and collections.
  • Southwest Colorado Wildflowers, Ferns, and Trees
    A web site for the identification and appreciation of mountain and desert wildflowers, ferns, and trees of the Four Corners area of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah.
  • USDA PLANTS Database
    This very usable database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. Wide arrays of searches are available, including scientific name, common name, and state searches. The image gallery includes 30,000 images, downloads include checklists and posters.
  • Utah Wildflowers
    Scott Nichols' website dedicated to appreciating, identifying and learning more about the wildflowers of Utah.

Conservation Organizations

  • Center for Biological Diversity
    Programs, campaigns, resources, events, and information for "Protecting endangered species and wild places."
  • Center for Plant Conservation
    The mission of the Center for Plant Conservation is to conserve and restore the rare native plants of the United States.
  • Honeybee Conservancy
    The Honeybee Conservancy is a 501c3 non-profit organization that works to help the bees, while increasing access to organic, sustainable food in under-served communities.
  • The Hummingbird Society
    The Mission of the Hummingbird Society is to promote the understanding and conservation of hummingbirds.
  • Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation
    Hunt Institute specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation.
  • Native Plant Conservation Campaign (NPCC)
    The Native Plant Conservation Campaign (NPCC) is a project of the California Native Plant Society and the Center for Biological Diversity, two of the nation's leading biological diversity conservation science and advocacy groups.
  • North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC)
    An organization that encourages the health of resident and migratory pollinating animals in North America.
  • Plant Conservation Alliance Non-Federal Cooperator Committee
    A public-private partnership of organizations that share the same goal: to protect native plants by ensuring that native plant populations and their communities are maintained, enhanced, and restored.
  • Rare Care (Center for Urban Horticulture)
    The Washington Rare Plant Care & Conservation Program (Rare Care) at the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture establishes the first plant conservation program focused exclusively on vascular plants designated as rare in Washington State.
  • The Pollinator Partnership
    The Pollinator Partnership is a non-profit organization that sponsors the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC), which is coordinated by the non-profit Coevolution Institute (CoE). The Pollinator Partnership is a series of projects to help people, plants and pollinators. One project is, a source of pollinator information for consumers, gardeners, educators, resource managers, producers and farmers.
  • Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
    Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization.
  • The Xerces Society
    An international nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting biological diversity through invertebrate conservation.