Welcome to Explore Plants. Our goal is to assemble and disseminate information that will encourage the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes throughout North America. The Native Plant Information Network (NPIN) is designed to inform a broad audience ranging from members of the general public such as homeowners, wildflower enthusiasts, and gardeners to practicing professionals such as botanists, land managers, and government personnel.You can dig a little deeper into NPIN history with the links below or start your native plant journey with the Explore Plants menu to the right.
Anybody can contribute to the Native Plant Information Network by giving to the Wildflower Center's Plant Database Fund. Tens of thousands of people use NPIN each day and your gift will help ensure that we continue to provide the public with relevant and scientifically accurate native plant information.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - A nonprofit established by Congress in 1984, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation sustains, restores and enhances the Nation's fish, wildlife, plants, and habitats.Bureau of Land Management - The BLM is responsible for carrying out a variety of programs for the management and conservation of resources on public lands. These lands make up about 13 percent of the total land surface of the United States and more than 40 percent of all land managed by the Federal government. Plant Conservation Alliance - The PCA is a consortium of ten federal government Member agencies and over 225 non-federal Cooperators representing various disciplines within the conservation field. Houston Advanced Research Center - Founded in 1982, the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) is a nonprofit organization based in The Woodlands, Texas, dedicated to improving human and ecosystem well-being through the application of sustainability science and principles of sustainable development. National Biological Information Infrastructure - NBII is a collaborative program to provide increased access to information on the nation's biological resources. NBII links biological databases, information products, and analytical tools to answer a wide range of questions related to the management, use, or conservation of this nation's biological resources. San Antonio River Authority - The State of Texas empowered SARA to preserve, protect and manage the resources and the ecology of the San Antonio River and its tributaries.
USDA Plants Database - The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, and references.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden - BBG is a 52-acre living museum where beauty, romance, and fun blossom among world-class plant collections and specialty gardens. Admired as an urban horticultural and botanical resource, BBG inspires visitors to discover that plants are essential to life.Center for Urban Horticulture, University of Washington Botanic Gardens - The Center for Urban Horticulture, founded in 1983, is now part of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens. National Wildlife Federation (eNature) - National Wildlife Federation (NWF) works with over 4 million members, partners, and supporters to actively educate, inspire, and promote achievable solutions to everyday Americans in communities from coast-to-coast. Evergreen - Evergreen is a national non-profit environmental organization established in 1991. Evergreen's mandate is to bring nature to our cities through naturalization projects. Evergreen motivates people to create and sustain healthy, natural outdoor spaces and gives them the practical tools to be successful. Chesapeake Bay Field Office (USFWS) - Chesapeake Bay Field Office biologists work to protect endangered and threatened species, migratory birds, freshwater and anadromous fish, and wildlife habitats in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Texas State University - NBII is a collaborative program to provide increased access to information on the nation's biological resources. NBII links biological databases, information products, and analytical tools to answer a wide range of questions related to the management, use, or conservation of this nation's biological resources. Butterflies and Moths of North America - is a searchable database of verified butterfly and moth records in the United States and Mexico. This site includes dynamic distribution maps, photographs, species accounts, and species checklists for each county in the U.S. and each state in Mexico.
Tokyo Electron - TEL's corporate values include placing the highest priority on people's health and safety and taking the global environment into account when planning and conducting business activities.Fuji Film - As a socially responsible corporation, Fujifilm actively undertakes its corporate activities in pursuit of sustainable development from a perspective of caring for the environment. Nagoya Port Wildflower Garden - Beautiful seasonal flowers bloom in this facility's 22 gardens that spread to an extensive 20,000 sq. meters.