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National Plants Database
This United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) database is a single source collection of standardized information about plants of the US and its territories. The database includes names, checklists, automated tools, identification information, species abstracts, distributional data, crop information, plant symbols, plant growth data, plant materials information, links to more resources, references, and other facts. A search tool and photo gallery display plants of interest.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Agricultural science
  • Biology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
We would appreciate your courtesy in acknowledging the National Plant Data Center and the PLANTS database when using or reproducing these data. The images in PLANTS are free for scientific and educational uses provided the photographer (if known), copyright holder, institution, and the PLANTS Database are properly credited.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-496
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Department of Agriculture, National Plants Database