The following organizations
headquartered in the United States are involved in plant conservation
- American Botanical Council
- Conservation International
- National Arboretum
- National Plant Germplasm
- Smithsonian Institution
- State Native Plant Societies
- The Nature Conservancy
- TRAFFIC of North America
- United Plant Savers
- U.S. Botanical Garden
- Can Utilization and Conservation
Coexist (Sheldon, Balick, Laird)
- Biodiversity and Human Health
(Grifo and Rosenthal)
- IUCN Red List of Threatened
Plants (Walter and Gillett)
- Medicinal Plant Conservation
Bibliography, Volume 1 & 2 (Schippman)
- Peterson Field Guide to
Medicinal Plants and Herbs (Steven Foster, James Duke)
American Botanical Council - The American Botanical
Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to research and educating
the public on botanical medicine in an accurate, scientific, and safe
manner. This site provides on-line educational materials for purchase
and an extensive list of links for further study.
of the Blue Ridge - This site provides information
on plants native to the Blue Ridge.
Native Plant Society - The Florida Native Plant
Society was organized in 1980 to promote the preservation, conservation,
and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of
- An interactive, electronic herbal database.
Research Foundation - A comprehensive site for
herb information, featuring the latest science, political, business
and international news from the world of herbs. You can browse recommended
links, view herbs in the photo gallery, speak out on herbal topics and
ask herb questions online. Herb "Greenpapers" highlight specific
herbs and their medicinal uses.
Herbs - Organically grown and nursery propagated
seed and root cuttings of native American medicinal herbs. Information
pamphlets on the conservation, cultivation and usage of medicinal plants.
Plant Germplasm System - The National Plant
Germplasm System (NPGS) is a cooperative effort by public (State and
Federal) and private organizations to preserve the genetic diversity
Carolina State University, Department of Horticultural Science
- Information on cultivation of medicinal herbs from
the NC Specialty Crops Program.
Conservation Alliance - Site providing information
from PCA members and cooperators on how to work collectively to help
solve problems of native plant extinction and native habitat restoration,
ensuring ecosystem preservation.
Plant Savers - A resource for information on
the conservation of medical plants.
Fish and Wildlife Service, International Affairs - Information
on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES),
an international treaty that regulates trade in ginseng (Panax quinquefolius),
goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), and other native medicinal
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases - This
site contains Dr James Duke's searchable databases. You can search by
plant, chemical, activity or ethnobotany.
Native Plant Society - Information on edible
plants, events, and related subjects.