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American Journal of Botany
An internationally renowned journal publishing innovative, significant research of interest to a wide audience of scientists in all areas of plant biology (including ecology, evolution, physiology, biodiversity, systematics, development, genetics, paleobotany, structure and function), all levels of organization (ecosystem to molecular), and all organisms studied by botanical researchers (including land plants, algae, fungi, lichen, cyanobacteria)

Australian National Botanical Gardens
The Australian National Botanic Gardens maintains a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of Australia. The plants are displayed for the enjoyment and education of visitors and are used for research into plant classification and biology. A herbarium of preserved plant specimens is closely associated with the living collection. The Gardens also cultivates plants threatened in the wild. This helps protect them against extinction and provides information which might assist reintroduction to their natural habitat.

Botanical Dimensions
Under the guidance of ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison since its founding in 1985, Botanical Dimensions has generated projects in Hawaii, Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica, and California, working with indigenous people whenever possible, trying to preserve native plant species and the traditional knowledge of these places.

Botanical Research Institute of Texas
BRIT research staff strives to incorporate the “three Ds” into each of its projects: discovery, documentation, and dissemination. Researchers generally focus their projects around the themes of Biodiversity, Evolution, and Conservation, incorporating and contributing to our world-class Collections, and participating in a variety of projects at the state, national, and international level.

Botanical Society of America
The BSA is the professional home for botanists and plant scientists. We support the breadth and diversity of botanical research and education. Our main area of expertise is in supporting professional botanists and their students, and we also encourage K-12 teachers, community college educators, affiliated professionals and amateurs as members who can benefit from what we have to offer.

Botany Conference
Annual conference of a number of premier scientific societies.

Flora of China
Documents approximately 31,000 Chinese plant species, including 8,000 species of medicinal and economically important plants and about 7,500 species of trees and shrubs.

Harvard University Herbaria & Libraries
The Harvard University Herbaria include six collections and more than five million specimens of algae, bryophytes, fungi, and vascular plants. Together they form one of the largest university herbarium collections in the world, and the third largest herbarium in the United States. With their state-of-the art research laboratories and world class libraries, the HUH have been a centerpiece of biodiversity science since the early 1800s.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Inspiring the conservation of native plants, LBJWC is a major botanic garden and research unit of the University of Texas known for plant conservation, landscape restoration and sustainable approaches to landscape design. 

Missouri Botanical Garden
A National Historic Landmark and a treasured part of the St. Louis community, MoBot is also a critical partner in plant conservation throughout the world. Our mission is to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.

National Plants Database
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the US and its territories.

National Tropical Botanical Gardens
NTBG is a not-for-profit institution, dedicated to discovering, saving, and studying the world’s tropical plants and sharing what is learned. A network of five botanical gardens, preserves and research facilities encompasses nearly 2,000 acres with locations in Hawaii and Florida. Thousands of species from throughout the tropical world have been gathered, through field expeditions, collaborations with other institutions and researchers, to form a living collection that is unparalleled anywhere.

Plant Resource Center at the University of Texas
The Billie L. Turner Plant Resources Center (TEX-LL) with over 1,000,000 specimens is the largest herbarium in the southwestern United States and ranks fifth among U.S. university herbaria and twelfth across the nation. TEX-LL, with about a quarter of its specimens from Texas, has the largest holdings of Texas plants in the world. Nearly one half of the specimens at TEX-LL are from Latin America, with an especially strong representation of Mexico and northern Central America. Presently the number of vascular plant collections inserted in the herbarium is growing at an approximate rate of 16,400 specimens per year.

Society for Economic Botany
SEB is about people exploring the uses of, and our relationship with plants, cultures and our environment - plants and human affairs. You might well call our research and educational efforts, the science of survival.

Southern California Ethnobotany
Database of the popular native plants used by Native Americans in southern California. Includes a brief discussion of the main Native American groups of the region and a description of the plant communities of southern California.

The New York Botanical Garden
The New York Botanical Garden is an advocate for the plant world. The Garden pursues its mission through its role as a museum of living plant collections arranged in gardens and landscapes across its National Historic Landmark site; through its comprehensive education programs in horticulture and plant science; and through the wide-ranging research programs of the International Plant Science Center.

W3 Tropicos
The Tropicos database links over 1.36M scientific names with over 4.99M specimens and over 865K digital images. The data includes over 158K references from over 54K publications offered as a free service to the world’s scientific community.

Zilker Botanical Garden
The Austin Area Garden Center is a nonprofit organization established in 1955 to support Zilker Botanical Garden's mission to promote the education and love of gardening among people of all ages. Its projects support the beautification of the gardens visited yearly by half a million people from around the world. Its education programs reach thousands of school children and adults every year.