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Plant Information Online: A free web service from the University of Minnesota Libraries

Wondering where to order the best marigold seeds? Want to locate a photo of the latest rose you just heard about or a drawing of the heirloom tomato variety your grandma grew in her garden? Start your search with Plant Information Online, one of the world's largest resources for botanical and horticultural information. Produced by the staff of Andersen Horticultural Library and Magrath Library, Plant Information Online is a collection of databases of interest to plant and gardening enthusiasts, as well as botanists, horticulturists, and plant scholars.

  Plant Information Online offers:

  • Information on where to purchase plants and seeds, with shipping sources for more than 100,000 plants from more than 1,000 North American plant suppliers (the largest listing currently cultivated in North America)
  • Contact information and links for over 2,600 North American retail and wholesale seed and nursery firms
  • Bibliographic details for more than 370,000 images of wild and cultivated plants from around the works in botanical and horticultural books and magazines from 1982 to the present
  • Links to expert-selected sites on growing plants in all regions of Canada and the U.S.

 

  Additional Publications

  Andersen Horticultural Library's Source List of Plants and Seeds. 6th ed. (2004)

  Andersen Horticultural Library's Source List of Plants and Seeds. 5th ed. (2000, out-of-print)

  Trees and Shrubs for Northern Gardens by Dr. Leon C. Snyder (2000)

  FPI: Flowering Plant Index compiled by Richard T. Isaacson and Kathy Allen (1991-1996, 
  out-of-print but incorporated in Plant Information Online)

  Andersen Horticultural Library: The First 25 Years by June M. Rogier and Richard
  Isaacson (1996)

  Andersen Horticultural Library's Source List of Plants and Seeds. 4th ed. (1996, out-of-print)

  Andersen Horticultural Library's Source List of Plants and Seeds. 3rd ed. (1993, out-of-print)

  A Space of One's Own by Marion Fry (1992, out-of-print)

  Native Plants for Northern Gardeners by Dr. Leon C. Snyder (1991, out-of-print)

  Andersen Horticultural Library's Source List of Plants and Seeds. 2nd ed. (1989, out-of-print)

  Through Minnesota's Seasons with Jim Gilbert by James R. Gilbert (1987, out-of-print)

  Andersen Horticultural Library's Source List of Plants and Seeds. 1st ed. (1987, out-of-print)

  Jim Gilbert's Nature Notebook by James R. Gilbert (1983, out-of-print)