[NAFEX] University of Minnesota's plant info database now available free online
Sam.Brungardt at state.mn.us
Fri Oct 5 16:36:30 EDT 2007
U's huge plant info database now available free online
Tim Harlow <mailto:harlow at startribune.com> , (Minneapolis) Star Tribune
Anybody with a question and a computer can get plant information free
now that the University of Minnesota has opened its online plant
information database to the public.
The database, previously accessible only by subscribers, is one of the
world's largest collections of information and images for botanical and
horticultural and plant enthusiasts and scholars.
Called Plant Information Online, the database dates to the 1970s when it
was an unpublished collection of printed resources. It was printed for
the first time in 1976 and converted to a subscription-based web site in
The site at plantinfo.umn.edu/arboretum/default.asp features information
on where to buy plants and seeds, links to more than 2,000 North
American seed and nursery farms, more than 300,000 citations to plants
in science and garden magazines and books, and links to expert-selected
websites on growing plants in all regions of the United States and
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