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Internet Resources for Identifying Plants

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This post is made by one of our students as part of her PDC Home Correspondence Course.

Here is a list of Internet databases and other resources that I’ve found helpful in identifying plants and their potential uses in permaculture designs.


North American native plants

Edible plants

Identifying uses for plants

Poisonous plants

Sarah Spotten currently lives in Colorado. As part of her course requirements she posted occasionally on topics related to her curriculum.

You can see other posts by Sarah here. Her current projects can be found at http://sarahspotten.com.

2 thoughts on “Internet Resources for Identifying Plants”

  1. Can you tell me what field guide paperback you recommend for quick reference of pictures and plant part uses, with emphasis on medicinal uses?

    1. I don’t think you’ll find an ideal one that combines both. I would go with the Peterson’s Field Guide series for portability and ID and something like The Earthwise Herbal by Matthew Wood for uses.

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