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Cal Flora

A huge database of California plant photos.

Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden does a lot of research on plant conservation biology. Learn about plant ecology, economic botany, plant genetics, plant systematics and more.

Missouri Botanic Garden

The Missouri Botanic Garden (MoBot to its friends) is one of the world’s famous botanic gardens, mostly because of the groundbreaking plant research that goes on there. Learn about their research, or get gardening tips from their website.

Redwood National Park.

Learn more about redwood ecosystems and the plants and animals that live in them.

The National Tropical Botanic Garden

Find out about lots of tropical plants, including which ones are poisonous and which ones are edible, from the National Tropical Botanic Garden.

The Royal Botanic Garden at Kew

Learn why the Millenium Seed Bank at Kew is hoarding seeds, and also how plants are used for thing we use everyday.

The Oldest Pear Tree

Read about the oldest pear tree in the United States, and learn some plant biology along the way.

Purple Tomatoes

Would you eat purple tomatoes? What if we told you they fight disease? What if we told you they were an example of genetic engineering?

Cacti Clean Up Cloudy Water

Cacti, it turns out, are good for more than sticking their spines in people. Substances isolated from cactus water can kill bacteria and remove arsenic from polluted water. Very cool.

Careers in Botany

Like plants so much you want to get paid to work with them? Check out some of the careers available in botany from the Botanical Society of America.

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