Plant Biology Resources
A huge database of California plant photos.
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.
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.
Learn more about redwood ecosystems and the plants and animals that live in them.
Find out about lots of tropical plants, including which ones are poisonous and which ones are edible, from the National Tropical Botanic Garden.
Learn why the Millenium Seed Bank at Kew is hoarding seeds, and also how plants are used for thing we use everyday.
Read about the oldest pear tree in the United States, and learn some plant biology along the way.
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, 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.
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.