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View Resource Virginia M. Kline Collection: Ecological Communities of Wisconsin

Dr. Virginia M. Kline was a plant ecologist who worked at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum for many years. She was an enthusiastic educator, and she also helped to develop the field of restoration ecology. For eleven years, she also team-taught the course "Vegetation of Wisconsin" with Professor Grant Cottam. As part of this work she created a series of slides designed to reflect the natural...

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 California Plant Names, Word Meanings and Name Derivations

Created by an enthusiast, this site is a unique compilation of botanical etymology from a broad range of sources. The list focuses on plants found in Southern California, but "many if not most of these names are in general use world-wide." A simple alphabetical listing of botanical words and their meanings and derivations allows for user-friendly navigation. A similar list of botanical terms...

View Resource Plants Database

The US Department of Agriculture's Plants Database is continually adding improvements. Most recently, the Web site has added an advanced query to allow users to search for specific plant data based on many different search characteristics. This new feature is also user friendly; by clicking on any of the fields, a definition of the field is displayed. Also new are targeted links that allow you to...

View Resource Mangals

This web page provides educational materials on mangroves appropriate for high school level and higher. The page is full of photographs, most featuring a descriptive caption. Topics discussed include mangrove reproduction, salt-tolerance, dealing with anoxic water and sediment, and mangrove-associated fauna.

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