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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Aug 5, 2014 5:15 PM CST
This is one of my favorite web sites. They have a "Plant Finder" database that has over 6400 entries, and it constantly growing.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/plantfinder/plantfind...

It's the best plant database that I have found.

I would really like to visit the Gardens in St Louis. Has anyone visited?
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Aug 5, 2014 5:30 PM CST
Never been to the gardens, but that database is great. Used it dozens of times, especially for hard to find data. Thumbs up
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 6, 2014 7:26 AM CST

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MOBOT is a great database and they've done a lot of good work for gardeners.

Frank, I wanted to make sure you knew about our own database here at ATP. Over 600,000 plants and more than 250,000 pictures. Lots of data and comments, too.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Aug 6, 2014 12:47 PM CST
dave said:MOBOT is a great database and they've done a lot of good work for gardeners.

Frank, I wanted to make sure you knew about our own database here at ATP. Over 600,000 plants and more than 250,000 pictures. Lots of data and comments, too.


Dave, I use the ATP database on a regular basis, it is #1 for daylilies. If you do a google search for a specific daylily, APT is usually in the top spot or on the first page.

For searches for other plants, MBG is my favorite.

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 6, 2014 4:05 PM CST

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jmorth
Aug 13, 2014 12:00 AM CST
Mobot is a pleasure to spend a day or three . They are one of the premier gardens in the US. There knowledge data is unsurpassed. They still sponsor expeditions to far flung lands to further the science of botany. The viewing gardens are massive, set out under themes, and then there's the Geodesic Dome a Buckmaster Fuller creation that houses all topic plants. Take a day just to get through that repository.

They also operate a couple of 'subsidies', the Butterfly House in Chesterton, Mo. and the Shaw arboretum.

It is a truly an amazing place. We try to go there at least once a year. You can't help but walk away profoundly altured by the enlightenment received.

The thread "Missouri Botanical Gardens - St Louis (MOBOT)" in Public Gardens Photo Tours forum. - trip thereto when warm weather
The thread "MOBOT Feb.2013 St Louis" in Public Gardens Photo Tours forum - trip thereto in the winter, highlights the indoor tropics noted above. It's called the Climatron.

They have an excellent site should you need more info in making such an expedition.
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