Last Updated: Jan 15, 2013
In this visually dazzling talk, Jonathan Drori shows the extraordinary ways flowering plants -- over a quarter million species -- have evolved to attract insects to spread their pollen: growing 'landing-strips' to guide the insects in, shining in ultraviolet, building elaborate traps, and even mimicking other insects in heat. (TED.com)
Flora of North America (series)
Call Number: Reference 581.97 F661
Publication Date: 2006-05-11
Call Number: Main 571.2 C974p 2008
Publication Date: 2008-03-25
An Introduction to Plant Structure and Development
Call Number: Main 571.2 B388i 2010
Publication Date: 2010-04-22
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- Biota of North America Program (BONAP)
The Biota of North America Program (BONAP) maintains relatively complete phytogeographic and related botanical databases for all free-living vascular plants in North America (north of Mexico). For over four decades, BONAP has worked collaboratively with many federal and state government agencies, private groups and individual specialists across the continent to produce and edit our databases.
- Botany of Desire - PBS Video
Featuring author Michael Pollan and based on his best-selling book, this special takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration of the human relationship with the plant world. The program shows how the apple, the tulip, marijuana and the potato - evolved to satisfy our yearnings.
- Flora of North America
FNA presents 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.
- Index Nominum Genericorum (ING), Botany, Smithsonian Institution
A compilation of generic names published for organisms covered by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
- Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology
At the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Golm near Potsdam researchers investigate metabolic and molecular processes in plant cells, tissues and organs.
- Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery
The Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery is designed to assist botanists, ecologists, natural resource managers, educators and hobbyist with the identification of plants commonly found in the southern Great Plains.
- PLANTS Database
The PLANTS Database, maintained by the US Department of Agriculture, provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
- Plants For A Future (PFAF)
- Royal Botanical Gardens @ Kew
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew was founded in 1759, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. As well as being one of London’s top visitor attractions, Kew is also a world leader in plant science and conservation.
- ScienceDaily: Plants & Animals Videos
- Suggested Web Links - Botanical Society of America
- UConn Plant Database
The UConn Plant Database contains photographic and textual information on 450 trees, shrubs and vines that are useful for landscaping. The site includes a Plant Selector feature that enables the user to choose plants for their landscape situation based on criteria they supply.
- United States National Arboretum