BGCI provides a global voice for all botanic gardens, championing and celebrating their inspiring work. We are the world's largest plant conservation network, open to all. Join us in helping to save the world's threatened plants.
In a career of more than 30 years, Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) photographed nothing but plants, or rather, sections of plants. He worked with a camera he designed himself, that allowed him to magnify the plants to 30 times their actual size. This site keeps a record of all his images.
EcoPort ("ECOlogy PORTal") is a free, open wiki database for ecological knowledge. Anyone use the information in EcoPort without having to register or log-in, for educational and non-profit purposes. There are tens of thousands of species photos in EcoPort.
This resource, from the Centre for Bioscience, consists of freely available images contributed by academics, researchers, Learned Societies, industry and individuals with rights cleared for educational purposes.
Discover Life provides free on-line tools to identify species, share ways to teach and study nature's wonders, report findings, build maps, process images, and contribute to and learn from a growing encyclopedia of life that now has 1,213,489 species pages.
The National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii holds an online collection of plant pictures. The purpose of this collection is education. Many of the plant images featured here are made available for use in other educational materials.
This website from the academic publishers offers a wide range of plant images for sale. If you dig around a bit you will also find a free librar,y full of images you can use in your projects (non-commercial).
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society is a group of 44 of the USA's most accomplished botanical artists, restoring vitality to this centuries-old form. In a multiyear effort that combines botanical art and herbarium specimen, the society is creating a record of plants grown in the garden.
Botanicus is a freely accessible, Web-based encyclopedia of digitized 18th and 19th century botanical literature from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library. Focusing primarily on beautifully illustrated volumes from our rare book collection, Botanicus also includes important non-illustrated works.
Botany Photo of the Day is a daily photo weblog run by the staff and researchers of UBC Botanical Garden. You can see a different plant photo every day, with detailed info about the plant and the photographer, post your own comments and you can even sign up for a daily email with the picture.
The Australian National Botanic Gardens manages a large collection of photographic slides and other illustrations of its activities and Australian botany. The bulk of the collection consists of identified Australian plant species, along with a large number of environmental and conservation images.
The Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery is designed to assist botanists, ecologists, and natural resource managers with the identification of plants. It should also prove useful to educators, and to students who are required to learn plants as a part of their studies.
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images and much more.