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Botany Related Search Engines and Databases

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  • California native Plant Society  
    Provides a database of California's rare and endangered plants.
  • CalPhotos: Plants
    A collection of nearly 158,000 images of plants (mostly from California) that can be searched by a plant's scientific or common name. Also browsable by scientific and common name. From the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Careers in Botany
    A career guide and career oportunities links for working with plants.
    A collaborative effort among botanists to provide up-to-date information on plants worldwide.
  • International Plant Names Index
    A database of the [scientific] names and associated basic bibliographical details of all seed plants
  • Jepson Interchange
    An index to California plant names with the latest information on identification, taxonomy, distribution, ecology, relationships, and diversity of California vascular plants.
  • Plants Database
    This site from the United States Department of Agriculture provides standardized plant names, symbols and other plant attribute information.

  • San Diego Natural History Museum
    Provides checklists & floristic lists for plants of the San Diego area
  • San Diego Zoo Global Library
    Subject guides for animals, plants, and conservation. Limited access.

Subject Directories

These Internet resource directories are useful for exploring a subject to find out what's available on the Internet. Be sure to carefully evaluate what you find.

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