May 29, 2016
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Starting your own collection
Botany is a fascinating topic that can be a rewarding hobby. Starting and maintaining your own collection of botanical specimens is very simple. For more information about preserving and storing your specimens, visit the Collecting & Mounting pages.
There are many websites where you can learn more about botany and museum collections. Here are some to get you started:
Pennsylvania PA BotanyBotanical Society of Western PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Flora ProjectPennsylvania Wild Plant Project Pennsylvania Biological Survey Pennsylvania Native Plant Society Western PA Mushroom Club
Herbaria Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia Herbarium Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) The Consortium of Northeastern HerbariaHarvard HerbariaSmithsonian Institution Department of Botany
Wildflowers & Images National Wildflower Research Center Flora of North America
Botanical Gardens & ArboretaThe Arnold Arboretum, Harvard Fairchild Tropical Garden, FL Kew Royal Botanical Gardens Longwood GardensMarie Selby Botanical Gardens Missouri Botanical Garden Morris Arboretum New York Botanical Garden
Click here for the Pennsylvania Rare Plant list
Societies & AssociationsAmerican Society of Plant Taxonomists Botanical Society of America Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
DatabasesInternational Plant Names Index (IPNI) W3Tropicos (MBG) Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)PLANTS National DatabaseNational Collection of Endangered Plants
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