Plant Distribution Resources
In order to be a responsible forager, you’ll need to know which plants in your area are threatened, which ones are invasive, and which ones are poisonous. We’ve culled the best resources available on the web and list them here by region.
Search by scientific name, common name, symbol or family. Can search by category, duration, and growth habit. Narrow search by state and territories.
Search by plant categories and locations. Maps display states, counties and points where plants are existing, eradicated, or “treated.”
State lists of noxious (invasive) plants. Also available: search for plants by common or scientific name.
Plants shown in lists (common and scientific names) according to toxic syndrome.
Search by common or scientific name to display lists of scientific articles on poisonous plants.
Narrow search by taxon of vascular plants, mosses and lichens.
Lists poisonous plants by common or scientific name. More geared toward livestock than humans. Note that some plants on this list have edible or medicinal parts.
List of invasive plants in the province.
Lists plants by category, common and scientific names.
Globally search plants by scientific name. Lists status and sources of information.
Enter any part of taxonomic name of plant to view a summary, map, and classification.
Search by region to browse list of invasive terrestrial plants or search by scientific name.
Lists common toxic or reactive plants found in Mediterranean gardens. Not all plants listed are native to the Mediterranean.
List of invasive exotic plants (not searchable database)
Lists flora that are endangered, vulnerable or extinct.
Lists plants by scientific name with brief descriptions, some common names and detailed illustrations.
Lists by scientific and common name, toxic effect and distribution.
Lists and briefly describes common Australian poisonous plants. (List contains a few inaccuracies)
Lists invasive species by common and scientific name with photographs. Includes distribution maps.