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Database-Intensive Website for Plant Information Online

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About the Company

Plant Information Online offers a collection of databases of interest to plant and gardening enthusiasts and students, as well as professional botanists, horticulturists, and researchers. Some of the databases have been available in print (various titles) since 1979 and online through paid subscriptions since 1997. The whole site is now available free to the general public.

Plant Information Online provides access to:

  • Current Plant and Seed Sources for nearly 80,000 plants (largest listing of cultivated plants in North America!) from approximately 1,000 North American firms that will ship plants.
  • Contact information and links (where available) for more than 2,700 North American retail and wholesale seed and nursery firms.
  • Bibliographic details for nearly 400,000 images of more than 140,000 wild and cultivated plants from around the world in botanical and horticultural books and magazines from 1982 to the present.

    Plant Information Online is designed for ease of use. It offers cross-referencing of plant names and powerful search functionality. It is updated daily.

Plant Information Online is a product of the research effort of the staff of the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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Project Description

O8 developed this site to leverage the full capacity of multiple databases to combine information and present a powerful, yet easy-to-use search experience.