Reference Tools

Botanical Glossaries

A list of glossaries of botanical terms available on the Internet. Hosted by the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research.

Botanical Links

Hosted by Harvard University Herbaria.

Botanicus Digital Library

Hosted by the Botanical Society of America.

BSA Suggested Websites

Hosted by the Botanical Society of America.

Catalogue of New World Grasses (Poaceae)

Database of nomenclature, types, synonymy, current taxonomy, and distribution for grasses occurring from Alaska and Greenland to Tierra del Fuego.

International Plant Names Index (IPNI)

Database of names and associated basic bibliographical details of all seed plants. IPNI is the product of a collaboration between The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Harvard University Herbaria, and the Australian National Herbarium.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Includes the Native Plant Database and Image Gallery.

Mints of Texas

New York Botanical Garden International Plant Science Center

Plants Database (USDA)

Includes names, checklists, automated tools, identification information, species abstracts, distributional data, crop information, plant symbols, plant growth data, plant materials information, plant links, references, and other plant information.

Plants of North Central Texas

Database of Scientific Names of Species and Subspecific Taxa (varieties and subspecies) From Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas.

Rare Books from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library

The MBG's Rare Book Digitization Project is a searchable database of high-quality images. Contains digitized botanical texts from MBG's holdings, including botanical illustrations.

UT Plant Resources Center

The largest herbarium in the southwestern United States, ranking fifth among U.S. university herbaria and twelfth across the nation.

Vascular Plants Endemic to Texas

WWW Virtual Library - Botany

VL is the oldest catalog of the web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of html and the web itself. Pages are compiled by volunteers who have expertise in the topic.