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View Resource Vascular Plant Image Gallery

Texas A&M University's Bioinformatics Working Group offers this no-nonsense botany teaching resource. Vascular plants are arranged alphabetically by family from Acanthaceae to Zygophyllaceae and users simply click for the images. Brief descriptions are provided (which may indicate the popular name of the plant). The site is searchable. Familiarity with vascular plant taxonomic nomenclature is...

http://botany.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/gallery.htm
View Resource Smithsonian Catalog of Botanical Illustrations

Based in the Department of Botany at the National Museum of Natural History, Alice Tangerini has compiled a preliminary list of 500 botanical illustrations from three plant families: Bromeliaceae, Cactaceae, and Melastomataceae. Another 2500 illustrations will be added to the database in the future. Both botanists and those interested in the field of botanical illustration will appreciate the...

https://collections.nmnh.si.edu/search/botany/?ti=7
View Resource The Virtual Foliage Home Page!

This outstanding resource from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Botany Department is one of the best laboratory learning tools available on the web. Separated into five sections (General Botany, Trees, Fungi, Plant Diversity, and Vegetation of Wisconsin), each resource becomes progressively more specific with every click of the mouse; at the final, species level, there are clear images...

http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/
View Resource The Carnivorous Plant FAQ

Provided by Barry Meyers-Rice, carnivorous plant enthusiast and team member of The Nature Conservancy's Wildland Weeds Management & Research Program, this site offers answers to many questions about carnivorous plants. Although the majority of content targets the (deservedly) gee-whiz aspects of these plants that "attract, capture, kill, and digest animal life forms," several sections will be of...

http://www.sarracenia.com/faq.html
View Resource Plant Image Gallery

Created and maintained by Thomas Schoepke of the Institute of Pharmacy at Greifswald University, this site may prove useful to both botanists and biology students. Behind the straightforward interface is a database of some 2,000 high-quality images of plants, mainly from Europe, Costa Rica, Japan, and the Galapagos Islands. Users can browse the images by four geographic galleries or by plant...

http://www.plant-pictures.com/
View Resource US Fish & Wildlife Service National Image Library

This digital image collection from the US Fish & Wildlife Service contains an enormous number of photographs that can be viewed online or downloaded. The collection contains images of plants, wildlife, landscapes, and habitats. The search function allows for either general or specific searches, but the site is lacking a browse function that would allow users an overview of the scope of categories...

http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/cdm/landingpage/collection/natdi...
View Resource Cirrus Digital Imaging: High Resolution Insect, Spider, and Wildflower Photographs

As photographer Bruce Marlin explains, "Cirrus Digital Imaging was founded primarily as a hobby, as a way to share the joy I find in the amazing flora and fauna the natural world provides us." Visitors to this Web site can enjoy over 500 stunning photographs of insects, spiders, and wildflowers, mostly taken at the Winfield Mounds Forest Preserve in Illinois. The image galleries are organized as...

http://www.cirrusimage.com/
View Resource Botanical Society of America: 2003 Cover Stories

This Web site from the Botanical Society of America contains a collection of photographs that appeared on the cover of the American Journal of Botany in 2003. Each image comes with a detailed description, including natural history information. Viewers will find fantastic photos of the snap trap of a Venus flytrap, pollen germination and tube growth in the snow buttercup, a silversword in Haleakala...

http://www.botany.org/newsite/publications/ajb/2003coverStor...
View Resource Botanical Accuracy Screenshot

Would you care if someone called a cat a mouse in the description of a medieval painting? What if books on plants were illustrated with the wrong plants? Botanical errors can be just as egregious as those involving art history, foodstuffs and other products. This delightful website looks at botanical mistakes in commercial and public venues and offers up educational information and commentary on...

http://www.botanicalaccuracy.com/
View Resource Interpersonal Botany Screenshot

This fascinating collection is animated by one question: "How did people use print to structure and mediate their social relationships in Europe between 1700 and 1900?" Crafted by staff members at McGill University, the exhibition looks at objects that document a range of interpersonal practices in the field of botany. As the site suggests, "printed matter functioned in various ways to foster...

http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/interpersonal/index.php