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Excellent Resources for Plant Information on the Internet


 University and Research based Plant Info. Find your local Cooperative Extension Office here

LSU Agcenter - Louisiana Super Plants, growing guides and more

LSU AgCenter's Louisiana Chill Hour Maps

SFA Gardens at Stephen F Austin University - Excellent information, Spring and Fall plant sales, and a gorgeous arboretum

ACES - Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities

Aggie Horticulture by Texas A&M & Texas Agrilife Extension - Earthkind ®, Texas Superstars ®, and more

Clemson Cooperative Extension by Clemson University

Efloras - Flora of North America, Flora of Missouri, Flora of China, etc...

MSU Cares - Mississippi Agriculture and Experimental Station & Mississippi State University Extension Service

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service - North Carolina State University and A&T State University

NPIN - Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and University of Texas at Austin's Native Plant Database

Purdue Center for New Crops and Plant Products - includes many odd and unusual fruiting crops

The Trial Gardens at UGA, University of Georgia - Plant trials and ratings and more

UF/IFAS Extension by the University of Florida

University of Arizona Cooperative Extension

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service



Esteemed Botanists, Horticulturists, and Plantsmen

Allens Native Ventures and Allen Acres Bed and Breakfast - Dr. Charles M. Allen, botanist, author, and retired professor from LSU ,ULM, and ULL Read about native plants, take classes, see upcoming plant related events, buy his books, schedule a talk, & much more. Schedule a stay at  the Allen Acres Bed & Breakfast here.

Allan Armitage - Horticulturist, Wrtier, and Traveler - Dr. Allan Armitage, horticulturist and UGA professor: take his course(s), get his app (coming February 2013), buy his books, watch his videos, and learn more about the Trial Garden at UGA

Meadow Makers Professional Landscaping - Marc Pastorek - Consultant, Meadow Maker, Seedman, Artist. Read Marc's interesting blog here or learn more about his company Pastorek Habitats here

The Nature Dude - interesting and often entertaining blog from Bill Fontenot

Online Plant Guide - Dr. Neil Odenwald, LSU Horticulture Professor and author take a tour of his extensive online plant database full of plant info and images


Some of our favorite Botanic Garden Online Plant Databases

The Trial Gardens at UGA, University of Georgia - Plant trials and ratings and more

Missouri Botanic Gardens Plant Database

Online Plant Guide

California Rare Fruit Growers Fruit Facts Wiki - great information on growing, pollination, and fruit cultivars

Pacific Bulb Society Wiki - likely the best online resource for information on growing bulb-like plant genera and cultivars in a detailed database with images, descriptions, and much more

Trees and Shrubs Online - relatively new - International Dendrology Society


Some of our favorite Gardens to Visit

55 Arboretums Everyone Should Put on Their Bucket List - a list of some of the very best arboretums in the US from Emily Moore

Briarwood - The Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve - 216 Caroline Dormon Rd, Saline, LA 71070. Ph: 318-576-3379.

Ira Nelson Horticulture Center - University of Louisiana at Lafayett e, 2206 Johnston Street Lafayette, LA  70503. Phone: (337) 482-5339.

LSU's Botanic Gardens, Trial Gardens, Trails and more! - Visit their website for more on these wonderful gardens and educational outdoor recreation.

SFA Mast Arboretum - Ruby M. Mize Azalea Gardens, Pineywoods Native Plant Center, the all new Gayla Mize Gardens, & more! SFA, Nacogdoches, TX.


Butterfly Info

BAMONA - Butterflies and Moths of North America

HOSTS Database - caterpillar and host plant reference incudes US records -  from the British Natural History Museum 

NABA - North American Butterfly Association

Monarch Watch


Poisonous Plants to People, Pets, and Livestock

FDA Poisonous Plant Database - US Food and Drug Administration

Animal Poison Control Center - ASPCA

Plants Toxic to Animals - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Veterinary Medicine Library

Guide to Poisonous Plants - Colorado State University

Plants Poisonous to Livestock - Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Dept of Animal Science

Some Plants Are Poinsonous - Purdue University Horticulture Extension Service

Common Poisonous Plants and Plant Parts - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Earth-Kind ® Landscaping



Plant Deer Resistance

Deer Tolerant Ornamental Plants from the University of Georgia, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences


Salt Tolerant Plants

UFL - Salt Tolerant Plants for Florida

U of Hawaii - Salt and Wind Tolerance of Landscape Plants for Hawaii


Native Plant and Conservation Societies

Louisiana Native Plant Society

Native Plant Society of Texas

Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society


Ornamental Plant Societies

American Horticulture Society

American Camellia Society

American Rose Society

International Oleander Society

Louisiana Society for Horticultural Research

Louisiana State Horticulture Society


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