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P-Pod Image Library
Commerical image library with over 70,000 pictures of alpines, herbaceous perennials trees and shrubs, wildflowers, fungi and many garden features in the most part taken in the UK.

Karl Blossfeldt Image Archive
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 Pictures
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
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.

Hawaii Plant Images
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.

Dorling Kindersley Plant Images
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).

Brooklyn Florilegium Society
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 Digital Library
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
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.

Rainforest Tropical Plant Database
Raintree Nutrition have a useful gallery of Rainforest plants.

University of Hawaii's Plant Image Library
Vascular Plant Family images from the University of Hawaii botany department.

Missouri Botanic Garden's Latin American Plant Images
Latin American Plant Gallery from the Missouri Botanic Garden.

Flora of Europe
Information and images of European plants arranged by family, genus and species. Contains over 600 pictures of flowers, mostly of southern Europe.

The Image Collections of The ANBG
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.

Albion College Plant Image Database
This database was developed to support organismal botany courses. It is composed primarily of photographs from eastern North America and the Caribbean basin.

CalPhotos is a project of BSCIT University of California, Berkeley. This form accesses 75,689 images of plants. A variety of organizations and individuals have contributed photographs to CalPhotos.

Texas Vascular Plants Image Library
A gallery of vascular plant images from a range of education institutions in Texas.

The Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery
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
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.

Image Sources from SciDev.Net
A list of websites with images that can be used for free by non-commercial entities, compiled by SciDev.Net

Flower Portraits, Supporting BGCI
Purchase limited edition framed mag photographs for decor and gifts. 10% of proceeds are donated to BGCI.
The Art of Plant and Garden Photography
Aimed at photographers seeking to capture the beauty of individual plants or their own or other people's gardens, this book provides expert advice on all aspects of the work - from the harmonious use of colour and light, coping with the weather, individual plant portraits and digital technology.
Arkive Plant Images
ARKive is the Noah's Ark for the Internet era - a unique global initiative, gathering together into one centralised digital library, films, photographs and audio recordings of the world’s species. ARKive are looking for images of plants so if you have any you can share please contact them.