Friends of the Wild Flower Garden
Uplant Garden in October

Links to other sites

We have used all of these sites and find them informative and helpful

Local Organizations and Societies

Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association The Bryn Mawr Neighborhood borders Wirth Park to the east and is the only active neighborhood group near the Garden. They publish the Bryn Mawr Bugle.

Andersen Horticultural Library Located at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Audubon Minnesota State chapter of National Audubon - Emphasis on Birds

Friends of Bassett Creek A site dedicated to cleaning and greening an urban stream tributary to the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Friends of Loring Park A site dedicated to the preservation and improvement of this historic 35-acre “central” park near downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Garden Clubs of Minnesota An organization interested in nature’s preservation, nurture and enjoyment.

Men's and Women's Garden Club of Minneapolis A membership organization for all people interested in gardening.

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board This link goes to the page for the Wildflower Garden. Program information, etc.

Minnesota Horticultural Society and Northern Gardener State society and their publication "Northern Gardner"

Minnesota Native Plant Society A site dedicated to the conservation and appreciation of Minnesota’s native plants and plant communities

Minnesota Wildflowers Photos and information about wildflowers that grow in Minnesota, both native and non-native.

University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Large plant community, educational programs, reference library

Organizations outside Minnesota

Montana Native Plant Society Western plant information with informative newsletter "Kelseya"

New England Wildflower Society East Coast information plus informative publication "New England Wild"

Sites for fauna and flora information

Biota of North America Program - North American Plant Atlas Presents distribution maps for plant families, genus or species by state and county level. Not as comprehensive as USDA but great maps.

Butterflies of Minnesota Presents a good selection of butterflies

Grasses of North America A most comprehensive site by University of Utah

Flora of North America Online volumes by Plant Family of species information.

Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium University of Wisconsin State Herbarium site for comprehensive information on plants native to Wisconsin

Kurt Stüber's Online Library Comprehensive selection of old botanical prints.

Minnesota DNR Invasive Species Site Department of Natural Resources site provides information on invasive species in MN

Minnesota DNR Plants of Minnesota site Department of Natural Resources site provides information and photos on plants in MN (not as comprehensive as the Annotated Checklist - see Bell Museum below)

University of Minnesota Bell Museum Vascular Plants Site Access and download the 2016 "Checklist of State (Minnesota) Flora ". Site also has an identification section on grasses and an interactive identification key for MN woody plants.

USDA Comprehensive site for plant information covering the entire United States. Search by Scientific or Common name. Best to use the genus and species name as many revisions have occurred to scientific nomenclature in recent years.

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