The Q&A Archives: Plant Databases Online

Question: Can you tell me where to find most comprehensive horticultural databases on the web for details about individual species and varieties?

Answer: You can try the following sites. I've had trouble getting into a few of them, and others seem to be works in progress:<br><br>USDA Plants Project: http://plants/<br>The Virtual Garden:<br>Univ of Illinois:<br>Th... Garden Gate at: Ohio State: <br>There is also garden planning software, such as Burpee's 3-D Garden Designer (on CD) with an encyclopedia of plants.<br><br>Sometimes, the best information can be gleaned from mail-order companies' catalogs.<br><br>

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