BOTANY RESOURCES / PLANT GOODIES
Flora in BC & PNW:
"...a biogeographic atlas of the vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens, algae, fungi and slime molds of British Columbia" - great for whittling down a species if you think you might know its family
Flora of North America
"information on the names, taxonomic relationships, continent-wide distributions, and morphological characteristics of all plants native and naturalized found in North America north of Mexico"
BC Invasive Species
"Invasive species are plants, animals or other organisms that are not native to BC whose introduction and spread causes harm to the province’s native species or economy"
Backyard Tree Identification Guide
Want to identify a tree in your backyard? Check out this awesome resource guide!
Awesome tools for learning
Lone Pine, Botany & Horticulture
Visual introduction to terms and concepts
The New York Botanical Garden's Glossary for Vascular Plants
If you're unsure about a word you encounter in the world of botany, this glossary is a really great tool to reference, and fun to browse if you're interested in learning more botanical terminology.
Need help identifying plants?
Google image - Reverse Image Search
Reddit - What's This Plant?
GardenWeb - Name That Plant!
Wikipedia - your best friend!
Plants for a Future
A UK-based permaculture project with an extensive database on edible and medicinal plants. Search the common or botanical name of any plant you can imagine, and watch its uses pop up! Lots of other ways to use this site, so explore!
Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
http://www.ars-grin.gov/duke/ A treasure of information available at your fingertips.
Native American Ethnobotany
"A database of plants used as drugs, foods, dyes, fibers, and more, by native Peoples of North America."
Tom Nagy - Outside The Hops: http://outsidethehops.com/
Robin Harford - Eat Weeds http://www.eatweeds.co.uk/
Northern Bushcraft - http://northernbushcraft.com/
Arcadian Abe - http://arcadianabe.blogspot.ca/