**Recommended Native Plants by State
Select a collection, browse the collection, or search the collections
**A Silent Forest: The Growing
Genetically Engineered Trees
Create Leaf Rubbings
leave and use your mouse to reveal the pattern.
**The Pollination Game
Explore how different flowers attract different animals to pollinate them
**A Look at Flower Pollination and
the Significance of
A website chock full of links regarding bees and pollination
Native Seeds Free Seed Program
to Native People living in the Greater Southwestern region.
gives background on the Zuni culture and the harvest celebration.
**MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY THE FIVE
TRIBES IN INDIAN TERRITORY
Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Muscogees (Creeks) and Seminoles
*National Garden Association
Youth focused grants, events, videos, projects and a wealth of information about
**GMO A Go-Go
Truth about GMOs explained in animated cartoon
**Branching Out for Wildlife
Print out the pages and make a 5 1/2 foot tree poster!
**Seed Giants vs. U.S. Farmers
New CFS Report Exposes Devastating Impact of Monsanto Practices on U.S. Farmers
Free educational plant-based materials, grants, and resources
*Native American Plant Mythology
Collection of Native American plant stories from various tribes.
**King Corn: Corny Corn Maze
Go through the maze to explore the world of food and get an earful of corn
*A Plant's-Eye History of the World
Exploring the History of 4 plants and their evolving relationships with humanity
**Starting a Community Garden
A great resource
filled with information
**Creating a Pollinator Garden
Cultivate a garden,
schoolyard, or few containers to provide pollinators vital oases amidst deserts
of buildings and concrete.
**The Botanical Burgs
Test your knowledge of towns named after trees
**Three Sisters Garden Planting &
First Lady Michelle Obama
**Indigenous Plants & Native Uses in
**How to Win a GMO Debate
10 facts why
genetically modified food is bad
**Plant Conservation Alliance
invaluable resource of agencies and groups to help us protect, nurture, and
restore our ecosystems.
**Create a dog friendly wildlife garden
Design a haven
not only for wild animals but for pets as well.
**Unique Plant Communities on National
Forests and Grasslands
*Forest Protection Portal
end deforestation, preserve old-growth forests, conserve and sustain
other forests, and more
*The Vienna Vegetable
musical can vegetables be? Ask this group who's played vegetable
music in Europe and Asia.
**Native American Ethnobotany
A Database of Foods,
Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants.
Flashcards! Activities! Very cool and very fun games!
**Just for Kids: Celebrating
From the U.S. Forest
Forest Service native Plant Materials Policy and Authorities
**Ethics and Native Plants
**Free Butterfly Garden Seeds
**International Year of Natural Fibres
natural fibers, their value to consumers, and how they sustain farmers' incomes.
**Gardening for Native Bees in North
Helps home gardeners
choose flowering plants whose species will please gardener and bee alike.
Browse through various
data from 90,000 plant specimens and images for over 50,000.
**Billion Tree Campaign
world-wide tree planting campaign by the United Nations
**Select a Tree
history of the school gardens in America and why school gardens are
making a comeback.
**The Mystery of the Sweet Potato
What does this plant
teach us about history?
**Our Future Flies on the
Wings of Pollinators
about pollination and pollinators
The art of making and using essential oils
**Lunar Plant Growth Chamber
Invites students to design chambers for growing plants on the moon.
**Global Biopiracy: Patents, Plants, And
K'ante ‘el – Precious Forest
Length: 11 min
*Yakama Nation Wildlife, Range, and
Vegetation Resources Management
A detailed and
well-rounded website about the tribe's programs.
**International Alliance of
Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of Tropical Forests
A worldwide network of
organizations representing indigenous and tribal peoples living in tropical
**Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific
Over 2000 mushrooms of
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia
**Pick the Pollinator
Test your knowledge of
how insects, birds and other pollinators help flowering plants flourish.
Used by the Wappo Indians
Role of Indigenous Knowledge in
about cultivated and wild species.
**Month by Month Planting
Presents lists for each month of flowering plants that may
be planted in U.S. gardens
*The American Cranberry
Explores how to plant,
harvest, cook, and market this round red relative of the blueberry.
An account of some of
the principal dyes employed by the North-American Indians
From the Ohio River Valley
brought sagebrush to the desert people
A desert creation story
Mexico: Chiapas Highlands: A Sense of
Audio file of how the
arrival of GM crops is beginning to influence their lives
UCS Pharma Crop Database
Find out if pharma
crops have been approved for planting in your state
10 Steps To Better Eco-Diving In Kelp
Guidelines for safe
scuba diving in kelp forests
Using Biodiversity to
improve human well-being [pdf]
What is Crop Diversity
Looks at crop
diversity and its importance in agriculture and food security.
Wieslander Vegetation Type Maps &
A collection of over
3,000 digitized photographs of natural vegetation in California
The Organic Center
Features articles and
reports on subjects such as pesticides in foods, nutritional quality,
antioxidants, and food safety.
Native American uses for birchbark
Information on production, cultural practice, and treatments
of insect pests and diseases.
**EcoKids: Tree Planting Tips
Tree planting tips and
related activities for children. C
**How Wild is Your Garden?
How much do you know about the native plants that attract
NTT's mission is to act as a catalyst for local volunteer
groups in growing, planting, and maintaining trees in rural communities, urban areas, and along our nation's
Time-lapse photography shows science of plants.
Seed Bank Project [pdf]
establishing seed banks to protect the wide diversity of existing plant life
for future generations.
** Honoring the
Land: Creating the Natural Environment at NMAI
Smithsonian.TV explorers the creation and care of the Native
Landscape at the National Museum of the American Indian
** Native American
A database of foods, drugs, dyes and fibers of Native American
peoples, derived from plants
** Schools for Chiapas
Maya Seed Saving Photo Gallery
** Exploratorium: Science of
Video clips, interactives, photos, and articles about seeds,
plants and gardening.
** Calafate or Michay
A list of learning resources from the Eiteljorg museum
**The Vegetables We Eat
Discusses seeds, specialized root systems, shoot
systems, edible leaves, flowers and more.
**California Wild Rice
A semi-aquatic grass that historically grew in lakes, tidal
rivers and bays in water between 2 and 4 feet deep
Horseweed in California
Now growing prolifically on irrigation canal banks, vacant
lots, orchard and vineyard floors, roadsides and gardens
Center for Genetic Resources Preservation
Over 1,000,000,000 seeds from 5,000 species to protect them
Offers resources related to the study
of earth's more than400,000 documented species of plant life.
* Music for Dogwoods
Musicians imagine the voice of the dogwood:
Terrific list of resources about invasive plants and how to
Video Archive from the Tillie Hardwick Lecture Series
Featuring plants and wild flowers from the northwestern
United States and the Texas hill country.
*Invasive Plant Atlas of New
Contains images and descriptive information for the invasive
and potentially invasive plants in New England
Foundation Plant Image Gallery
The Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery has over 600 species
of plants to help students required to learn plants as a part of their studies.
Macrofungi of Costa Rica
Tree Ring Recording
This is what
it sounds like when you put tree rings on a record player.
The Heritage Project: Ethnobotany
project by Barona Indian Charter School 7th-8th graders.
10 Fruits and Vegetables You Can Plant
Once And They Keep Coming Back
First Nations Nurture Native Seeds
Watch the Public Service Announcement
animals and plants share your backyard? Check out the eNature zip guide!
PLANT DYES AND THEIR HISTORY
plant dye sources and their natural and historical contexts
**Native American Plant Mythology
Dave Morris, Ethnobotanist
video profile, ethnobotanist Dave Morris studies how native peoples in Arizona
gathered plant materials for buildings, utilitarian objects, and spiritual uses.
**Svalbard Global Seed Vault
that the genetic diversity of the world’s food crops is preserved for future
**Living Maya Time
Sun, corn, and the calendar
Natives used these plants for foods, baskets, mats, beds, and more
**The Common Elderberry
important plant to Native peoples
**Wild Edible Plants of the Pacific
**ENature Zip Guides
Learn what animals and plants, including endangered species, share your
The Health Benefits of Purifying
A List of plants for a
The Health Benefits of Purifying House Plants
Rights to Farm
Empowering a New Plant Biology
**Culturally Significant Plants
How American Indians prepared plant and animal fibers for
making ropes and cords. An animated demonstration of thigh-spinning is included.
**The Life of the Flowers
Flowers are filmed for two days and photos are collated to get this
**Foraging, Wildcrafting Medicine, and
Primitive Living Skills
Wild and traditionally-prepared foods, herbal medicine, nutritional healing,
**Medicinal Plants of the Potawatomi
**Toxic and Non Toxic Plants
Protect your pets and
Electronic field guides for mobile apps to help identify tree species from
photographs of their leaves.
**Medicinal Plants of the Potawatomi
**A Capsule History of Tobacco
After European invasion of the Americas, tobacco became an international craze.
**Health and Healing:
Indigenous ways of developing a relationship with the plant
world and native herbalists' lifetime commitment to herbal medicine.
*Genetically Modified Food: A Growing
genetically-modified food be considered l "frankenfood?" Chances are, you're
**Collecting Native Seeds
*Historic Native American Garden at UC Davis
slideshow about the garden, including historic photos
**Gardeners Guide to Global Warming
state's plants and trees be affected by Global Warming?
Noxious Weed Coloring Book
Noxious Weeds are Everybody's Problem!
**Conserving Indigenous Biocultural
Defends indigenous rights to genetic resources, traditional knowledge and
landscape character in Peru
**The Culture of Tobacco in
17th- and 18th-Century Europe
collections relating to the history of tobacco
Hardiness Zone Map
Interactive document shows minimum temperature zones in the
United States, Canada, and Mexico
**America The Beautiful
A beautiful artistic
rendering of each State's wildflowers
**Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Inspires people to
live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and
understanding of the Sonoran Desert.
Vanilla is a flavoring extract made from the bean of an orchid
plant, also called vanilla, that are indigenous to Mesoamerica.
**Arboretum Plant Photo Gallery: Fall
explains the science of autumn leaf color, lists plants that provide colorful
From the Bureau of
*Traditional Herbal &Plant Knowledge,
A list of mushrooms that are generally considered
edible for most people.
Documents the flora in all counties within a 50-mile radius of
New York City.
* The Human Flower Project
Newssource, photo album, weblog and discussion of
flowers in human culture.
History, lore, facts and figures, selection, and tips for
caring for poinsettia plants.
**Shade Grown Cacao
The role played by shade trees in cacao plantations
of providing habitats for migratory birds.
**Invasive, Exotic, Aquatic
and Wetland Plants in the Western United States
Descriptions, images, and information about plants that
cause problems in wetlands in the western U.S.
*Lewis & Clark as
Flora & fauna as described by the explorers
during their journey across America in 1804-6.
activities of the fall season
As told by Judy Bluehorse Skelton
present, and future
Tobacco grew naturally in what is now known as the Americas.
It wasn't until 1492 that tobacco was introduced to Europe.
Works to protect crop biodiversity and to celebrate cultural
Ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals
and plants does not threaten their survival
National Tall grass Prairie
The first national tallgrass prairie features a Midewin
prairie timeline, bibliography, and more
*Invasive Plant List Wallet
Find out if a particular plant is right for your part of the
The ANcient Forest Roadshow
Information about our ancient forests and the government's
policies which destroy them
An archive of printed documents relevant to tree-ring research
First Arbor Day
On April 10, 1872, Nebraskans celebrated the first Arbor Day
by planting more than a million trees
Protects native medicinal plants and habitat of the United
States and Canada,
The oldest living thing on earth-- a bristle cone pine in
California's White Mountains that is nearly 5,000 years old.
Promotes the use of ancient crops and their wild relatives by
gathering, safeguarding, and distributing their seeds.
Free on-line tools to
identify species, both plants and animals.
A virtual museum explores the unseen mycelia of thousands of
species of fungi
* Summer Season Plants
Judy Bluehorse Skelton tells how she follows the plants
through the seasons,
* Appropriate Use of Sacred
Judy Trejo, Northern Paiute and Pitt River Indian
healer, shares her relationship with her great grandmother who was a healer.
Plants on Hawaii's Native Biota
From the University of Hawaii:
Indians in central Mexico developed corn from a wild grass over 7,000 years
* Tobacco timeline
Experts believe the tobacco plant, as we know it today, begins growing in
the Americas around 6000 BC.
Cultivating Canadian Gardens
Begins with the earliest recorded information on the plantings
of the Hurons who had been tending their crops long before Europeans arrived in North America
The "number one crop disease in the world today,
"late blight," and how it's affecting the Peruvian Andes-the place where edible potatoes were first cultivated
The Foliage Network
A website to buy offspring from Historic trees, including
American Elm (Chief Logan) , Pecan (Indian Marker), and Redbud(Trail of Tears)
Curtis Botanical Magazine
Students of all ages can access research antique (1787-1807)
illustrations of native plant species from around the world.
A popular plant with desert-dwelling Native Americans, the
mesquite tree produces edible beans as well as roots, bark and wood good for multiple uses. Video
This ambitious project by Michigan State University and
Michigan 4-H Children's Garden features a North American Indian garden.
Evidence suggests that agave plants were cultivated in Arizona
by pre-Columbian peoples for the use of their fibers. Video format :-)
The Plants of the Discovery
The second great food revolution occurred when Christopher
Columbus and his successors, brought from America to Europe.
On the Trail of
the Sagueso Cactus
The fact that sagueso cactuses were discovered growing far
from their native climate proves that the Seri people had brought them there for food. Video format :-)
Healing in the 21st Century
This video traces ancient healing methods of American Indians,
discusses the invaluable contributions they made to our early frontier medical heritage, and shows how many of these
same healing plants...
Plants For A
Future - Database Search
The Eastern Native Seed Conservancy, endeavors to
preserve rare genetic stock and in so doing is able to offer the public a sampling of true rarity
Eastern Native Seed Conservancy
your gear, venture into this online forest, and explore ideas about nature!
Which of America's many trees would you choose for our national symbol?
The National Arbor Day
Foundation - We Help People Plant and Care for Trees
Start a new garden or update your current gardening areas!
GardenGuides - Come Garden With Us
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Click on a button and watch your garden grow!
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