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Compiled by Barbara Clark, Revised December 2013
Editor's Note: This comprehensive list is compiled and updated by Friend of the Garden volunteer Barbara Clark. The site with almost 100 websites currently listed has had over 5000 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! Thanks, Barb!
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. The detailed revised list can be viewed here: http://thebotanicalcenter.org/internet-plant-sites
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 interested in Friends of the Garden (FOG) after picking up a brochure at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden and talking with George Deatz. I have marveled at the development and growth of both parks and I'm looking forward to exploring the Springfield Botanical Gardens, seeing the proposed new gardens, and taking more pictures of all the beautiful plants and flowers.