Resources that have been helpful in creating this site.
Biotia of North America Program - Very good source for plant distribution information.
Flora of North America - Although the online version is far from complete, it still provides excellent detailed keys for identifying plants found in North America.
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System - Itis is my primary source for finding the correct nomenclature and synonyms.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Founded by former first lady, Lady Bird Johnson and actress Helen Hayes, the Wildflower Center's mission is to increase the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes. Their online database of native plants is one of the best.
Texasflora.org - Txflora.org is a dynamic plant search and identification guide for the flora of Texas. In addition to standard search features such as flower color, growth habit and life span, you can search by ecoregion, county, leaf arrangement and others. This is usually the first place I go when trying to id a wildflower.
Toledo-Bend Gallery - Provides several galleries of photos from the Toled-Bend Lakes area of Texas and Louisiana including flora, fauna and scenic. The wildflower galleries are organized by color, which makes it easy to scroll through the photos.
Other sites of interest.
USWildflowers.com - Photographs and Information on wildflowers of the United States with over 800 photos of 300+ species.
Celebrating Wildflowers - Celebrating Wildflowers is dedicated to the enjoyment of the thousands of wildflowers growing on our national forests and grasslands, and to educating the public about the many values of native plants.
North Carolina Native Plant Society - Our purpose is to promote enjoyment and conservation of North Carolina's native plants and their habitats through education, protection, propagation, and advocacy.
Books in my library: