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View Resource Topic in Depth - Asteraceae, a.k.a. Sunflower Family

The Family Asteraceae (a.k.a. Compositae, Composite, Sunflower, Aster) is an impressively large and diverse family of flowering plants (circa 20,000 species). This Topic in Depth offers an assemblage of sites that provide images of, and introductory information about, this remarkable family.

View Resource The Missouri Flora Website

This straightforward guide to the flora of Missouri comes courtesy of Missourian Dan Tenaglia. The site offers photos and descriptions of the flowering and non-flowering plants of the region. Tenaglia's easy-to-use key requires users to identify flower color and leaf characteristics only (for the most part); results are thumbnail photos that lead to summary information and additional images. The...

View Resource Native Plant Information Network (NPIN) Image Gallery

An excellent, very well-organized resource, this Image Gallery website was created by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center -- Native Plant Information Network. The Image Gallery hosts "a collection of over 17,000 plant images representing 176 Plant Families and 4,443 individual species." Site users can search for images by Scientific or Common Name, or by pull-down menus for Plant Family,...

View Resource Desert Plants and Wildflowers

For those interested in the types of plants found in the desert ecosystem, this Web page from the online magazine DesertUSA.com will be a useful guide. Photos and descriptive features of several desert plants are provided in an alphabetical index or can be found through the online field guide organized by flower color. An interesting section also focuses on the types of adaptations that allow...

View Resource Our Rose Garden

Believed to be approximately 35 million years old, roses have long been admired by humans. Responding to a renaissance in rose-growing popularity, horticulturist Greg Stack of University of Illinois Extension created this brief online guide to rose gardening in the Midwest. The guide includes sections on Planting, Pruning, Site Selection & Bed Preparation, Winter Protection, and more. The guide...

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