March 11, 2014
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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 Pennsylvania Flora ProjectPennsylvania Wild Plant Project Pennsylvania Biological Survey Pennsylvania Native Plant Society Western PA Mushroom Club Flora of Pennsylvania
Herbaria Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia herbarium Botanical Research Institute of Texas, BRIT Harvard HerbariaSmithsonian Institution Department of Botany
Wildflowers & Images National Wildflower Research Center Flora of North America
Botanical Gardens & ArboretaThe Arnold Arboretum, Harvard Callaway Gardens, GA Fairchild Tropical Garden, FL Kew Royal Botanical Gardens Longwood Gardens, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Missouri Botanical Garden Morris Arboretum New York Botanical Garden The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
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
MiscellaneousInternet Directory for Botany
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