Herbaria Resources

VASCULAR PLANTS:

Quick digital reference to vascular plants relevant to our region, with downloadable app, is the Minnesota Wildflowers guide. General plant list is here. All aspects of plant science including physiology, development, biochemistry and molecular biology are discussed at "Plantae".

Plant naming: Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), International Plant Names Index (IPNI), synonym searches (Tropicos) and International Association of Plant Taxonomy (IAPT).

Information on Ontario Ferns. Information on invasive species in Ontario and EDDMaps. Ontario Natural Heritage information and research center. Endangered and rare species: Canada species at risk (SARA), IUCN Red List, and IUCN web site.

LICHENS:

North American Lichenology website: The Consortium of North American Lichen herbaria (CNALH). The place to go for the latest in NA lichenology.

Information checklist on the latest available North American lichen nomenclature maintained by Dr. Ted Esslinger

BRYOPHYTES:

Consortium of NA Bryophyte herbaria. Photographs of central European mosses. Very engaging e-book about Bryophytes by Janice Glime and pictures of mosses and links to Bryological events by Michael Lueth.

Society of Herbarium Curators, list of world herbaria

OTHER HERBARIA LINKS:

CANADA: National Museum Ottawa herbarium, UQUAM Marie Victorin Herbarium

NORTH AMERICA: NYBG Steere Herbarium, Missouri Botanical Garden and herbarium

SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador (U de Loja), Lima Peru UNMSM

ETHNOBOTANY LINKS:

1884 Hudson's Bay, Cree Indian plant use report

COGNATE ORGANIZATIONS:

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists (TBFN), EcoSuperior, Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA). Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area, Ontario Parks are now responsible for Conservation Reserves such as Greenwood Lake.

MISCELLANEOUS and FRESH WATER PROTECTION:

Vegetation monitoring on the West coast, Great Lakes Water Protection Agreement. InfoSuperior