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Australian Plant Image Index
The Australian National Botanic Gardens manages a large collection of photographic slides of its activities and Australian botany. The bulk of the collection consists of identified Australian plant species, but there is also a large number of environmental and conservation images. Good images.

California Wildflowers
Includes low-resolution, small images (200 x 150) of over 125 California wildflowers. Most have been photographed in front of a black background.

CalPhotos: Plants
This database contains nearly 30,000 images of plants, mostly from California. Searches can be made using plant name, color, and several other criteria. Images are usually very large (700 x 500) and may take a while to download. Excellent and comprehensive site!

Celebrating Wildflowers 
It 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.

Henry W. Coe State Park
Located in the Mount Hamilton Range southeast of San Jose, California, this site is the home to Wildflowers of Henry W. Coe State Park and Vascular Plants of Henry W. Coe Park. These sites contain over 600 images, grouped by color.

Keir's Botanical Photo Archive
Most images are from plants growing in the Upper Midwest and the Desert Southwest. Scientific nomenclature is up to date. Images added every week.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center slideshows
Includes images from Central Texas, Eastern Woodlands, Pacific Northwest, the Rocky Mountains, Southwestern Desert, and the Tallgrass Prairie. Images range in quality.

Lichens of North America
Contains over 80 species portraits from the book "Lichens of North America". Excellent images with a great diversity of lichen specimens.

Marion Ownbey Herbarium (WS) Image Projects
Includes images from four floras (Kamiak Butte, Moscow Mountain, Smoot Hill, & Rose Creek) of the Pacific Northwest. Images are very large and mostly low quality. Not searchable.

Florida's Native Orchids
The hunt to photograph Florida's native orchids and incidental related things.

Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery
This Image Gallery is an ongoing project which currently includes over 600 species of vascular plants. The website was designed to assist botanists, ecologists, and natural resource managers with the identification of plants. Usually several images for each species.

PLANTS Gallery
The PLANTS Database is a single source of standardized information about plants. This database focuses on vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. Contains images for many of the included plants.

Plants of Garland Ranch Regional Park, Carmel Valley, California
This is an illustrated annotated list of the vascular plants of Garland Ranch Regional Park located at the northern end of the Santa Lucia Range of the central California Coast Ranges. Some very good images.

Sierra Plants Project
Well edited, beautiful images that will be used in the photographic guidebook "Sierra Nevada Plants: Wildflowers to Trees." Unfortunately, not all are identified to the species level.

Southern California Wildflowers
This site currently contains photographs of some 600 species of Southern California plants, and is still under development. Accompanied by excellent text.

Tipos en el Herbario de INBio
This site consists of herbarium type specimens from Inbio.

Type Specimens of the University of Florida Herbarium (FLA)
This site contains images of type specimens from FLA herbarium. Very high resolution with a handy zoom feature. See your favorite Florida plant up close.

Vascular Plant Image Gallery
From Texas A&M, this site contains hundreds of color photos of various quality. Indexed by family and species.

The Virtual Foliage Home Page
Features many good image sets including General Botany images, Plant Diversity, and a collections of Fungi images.

Wildflowers - A Closer Look
I can't say enough about this site. Contains over 1000 beautiful images of wildflowers, native shrubs and trees, and landscapes. Indexed by common and scientif names, families, color, and location. Very well done site.

Wildflowers of Southern California
Images from southern California Chaparral, indexed by common, scientific and family names. Areas represented are chapparal, desert, eastern Sierra Nevada mountains, and the north coastal area. Also contains a nice key-like feature "What's that plant?"

Wisconsin Vascular Plants
Excellent searching (name, habitat, status, county) and browsing (family, genus, common name) capabilities. Currently contains over 4500 images covering over 2000 species. Detailed distribution maps are also available. Images range in size and quality.