Outside Links

Alabama Sites

Alabama Invasive Plant Council - ALIPC

Supporting the management of invasive exotic plants in the Southeast U.S.'s natural areas by providing a forum for the exchange of scientific, educational and technical information.

Alabama Wildflower Society

Enjoying the fellowship of shared interest in native plants and promoting the knowledge, appreciation, and use of native plants. We strive to preserve areas of significant interest because of their native flora.

Blanche Dean Chapter of Alabama Wildflower Society

A statewide organization of native plant enthusiasts.

Anniston Museum of Natural History

The John D. Freeman Herbarium

The John D. Freeman Herbarium at Auburn University houses a valuable collection of dried flowering plants, gymnosperms, ferns, bryophytes, fungi, and lichens. Concentrating on specimens collected in Alabama over the past one hundred and fifty years, this resource functions much like a botanical archive providing essential information for use ranging from educational outreach to basic research in systematic botany.

The University of Alabama Herbarium

The University of Alabama Herbarium (UNA), the herbarium of the Department of Biological Sciences, houses about 64,000 specimens of vascular plants, about 6,000 specimens of mosses, and a few liverworts, lichens, algae, and fungi.

Troy University Herbarium

The Troy University Herbarium (TROY) collection consists of over 30,000 specimens of primarily vascular plants with a moderate collection of bryophytes and lichens. The herbarium includes plants from throughout the Southeastern United States, although those from south Alabama form the majority of the collection.


Nomenclatural Databases

Botanical Garden, Kew

Vascular Plant Families and genera, Authors of Plant Names, DNA Database


Missouri Botanical Garden nomenclatural database and associated authority lists


The Biota of North America Program

Index Nominum Genericorum

National PLANTS Database Project

International Plant Name Index


Specimen Databases

SERNEC (Southeast Regional Network of Expertise and Collections)

Harvard University Herbaria Type Specimens

California Academy of Sciences Type Specimens

New York Botanical Garden Type Specimens

University of Texas Herbarium Type Specimens

Smithsonian Institution Type Specimens