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The Plant Atlas is developed and maintained by the USF Water Institute at the University of South Florida.


Atlas of
Florida Plants

Plant Taxa Specimens Images
4,878 239,134 18,920

Sponsors: USF Institute for Systematic Botany

New York
Flora Atlas

Plant Taxa Specimens Images
4,105 166,448 4,761

Sponsors: The New York Flora Association

Plant Atlas

Plant Taxa Specimens Images
4,297 239,698 4,660

Sponsors: Alabama Herbarium Consortium, The University of West Alabama

Plant Atlas

Plant Taxa Specimens Images
3,717 44,095 9,008

Sponsors: Butler University Friesner Herbarium

South Carolina
Plant Atlas

Plant Taxa Specimens Images
Coming Soon

Sponsors: Ives Herbarium at Furman University (FUGR)

Flora of the Clarendon Parish Region of Jamaica

No Longer Available

Plant specimens available on the Atlas of Florida Plants.


The Plant Atlas website incorporates standards-based data-driven internet technologies to disseminate plant information, images and distribution maps to the public.

Plant species are searchable by scientific and common name, including synonyms; known presence within a county; nomenclature citation information; availability of a herbarium specimen image; and listing as threatened/endangered, native, endemic, invasive, wetland and other characteristics.

Search results can be presented as a spreadsheet-style list of plant species or as a gallery of plant images along with summary information for the purpose of comparison.

Search results may be sorted or filtered by selected characteristics, then used to create a printer-friendly checklist for use in the field.

Users can browse for a plant species by selecting a family, genus, common name, or county.

Information is made available at the family, genus and species taxonomic classification levels, including distribution map and source information, synonymy, citations, and plant photographs.

Each taxa web page is linked directly to herbarium specimen data and information, including targeted links to specific species pages on external websites such as USDA Plants and NatureServe.

Administrative users have access to a secure web-based editor to manage online content including customized pages about the project, herbarium or institute, external links, and news and announcements.


FLIP Florida Invasive Plants

Developed in partnership with Orange County, FLEPPC and USF, FLIP (Florida Invasive Plants) is a mobile field guide that can be accessed by a computer, smart phone, tablet, or other device with internet browser capability.

Learn more about FLIP »

Get in touch with us

Research Associate Professor, School of Geosciences
Director, USF Water Institute

University of South Florida

(813) 974-4590