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Compiled by Barbara Clark, Revised November 2014
Editor’s Note: This comprehensive list is compiled and updated by Friend of the Garden volunteer Barbara Clark. The site with over 130 website links currently listed has had over 9700 visitors stop by to learn something new about plants. We don’t think you’ll find a more complete list of websites dedicated to plant identification and information anywhere! Be sure to mark the link as a favorite so you can return often. Thanks Barb, for all you do!
My interest in flowers and photography began by walking the Ozark Greenways trails. Seeing many unknown plants, both along the paths and in my yard from spreading seed, I began trying to identity each one. This became easier after I received a digital camera. Now I can look at a computer photo and compare it with one found on the Internet. From this searching, I have developed an ever growing list of informative websites. One plant was unknown to me for 2 years before I found it.
Here is the new November 2014 plant list of 132 links. I added 37, only having to get rid of 4. New categories were also added: Grasses and Sedges, Ornamental Grasses, and Succulents.
The detailed revised list can be viewed here:
I first saw Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park while walking the South Creek Greenway trail. At that time there were only a few gardens. I became a member after picking up a Friends of the Garden brochure at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden and talking with George Deatz. The development and growth of both Parks, which are now called the “Springfield Botanical Gardens,” has been very impressive. With more gardens and attractions planned, I am so looking forward to photographing the beautiful plants and flowers.
Note: Barbara also maintains an extensive gallery of photographs taken in the gardens of the Springfield Botanical Gardens, Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807. Link: Barbara's Galleries
For more information on Friends of the Garden, the support group for the Springfield Botanical Gardens, visit The General Information and Membership Pages.