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USDA PLANTS DATABASE

The PLANTS Database is a single source of standardized information about plants. This database focuses on vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. The PLANTS Database includes names, checklists, automated tools, identification information, species abstracts, distributional data, crop information, plant symbols, plant growth data, plant materials information, plant links, references, and other plant information. PLANTS reduces costs by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.

The PLANTS Database maintains and generates data reports in specialized areas.

  • Plants Database
    Names, checklists, automated tools, identification information, species abstracts, distributional data, crop information, plant symbols, plant growth data, plant materials information, plant links, references, and other plant information.
  • West Virginia Plant Materials Center
    The Alderson Plant Materials Center serves 11 states in the Appalachian Region from Pennsylvania to Georgia and Alabama. The Center is operated by the USDA-NRCS in cooperation with the USDA-Agriculture Research Service, U.S. Forest Service and the Agriculture Experiment Stations of West Virginia University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and the University of Kentucky. Alderson is located in the heart of Appalachia
  • National Plant Materials Program
    Plant Material Centers provide application-oriented technology including technical publications, fact sheets, conservation plant releases of conservation plants, conservation plant identification, tools for conducting plant materials work and land restoration, glossary of plant materials terms, related websites, an other plant information.

Other plant information.

Ruffner Tall Oatgrass, Panbowl River Alder, and Augusta Orchardgrass

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