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Botany Research Guide: Fulltext Web-based Documents

This is a general guide to finding information on plants, including floras, taxonomy, identification keys, habitat and growing needs.

Botanical Works and Floras

Smithsonian Contributions to Botany. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1969-current. Publicly available.

Catalogue of flowering plants of the Southern peninsula of Michigan, with a few of the Crytogamia. Grand Rapids, 1873. Grand Rapids, Mich., Dygert Bro's, printers and bookbinders, 1874. Series Kent Scientific Institute. Miscellaneous publications, no.2.

Bibliographical Index of British flora, including Floras, Herbals, Periodicals, Societies and References relating to the identification, distribution and occurrence of Phanerogams, Vascular Cryptogams and Charophytes in the British Isles / compiled by Norman Douglas Simpson from 1939 to 1955.  NOTE: the pdf is 924 pages long.

A flora of the state of New York comprising full descriptions of all the indigenous and naturalized plants / John Torrey
A Flora of the State of New-York: A two volume set by John Torrey, published in 1843, was the largest single work of its kind published at the time. The color plates are listed after each volume.
Volume 1, pages 1-484. [498 pages PDF, 75.30MB]
Volume 1, Color Plates. [72 pages PDF, 6.86 MB]
Volume 2, pages 1-572. [575 pages PDF, 88.83MB]
Volume 2, Color Plates. [90 pages PDF, 9.29 MB]

Journal of a botanical excursion in the northeastern parts of the States of Pennsylvania and New York during the year 1807
By Frederick Pursh and William Martin Beauchamp. Syracuse, N.Y. : [The Association], (Reprinted by the Dehler Press) 1923. 69 pp.

New York State Museum Bulletins
This link leads to a title list which hyperlinks to the bulletin in pdf format.

2 - Contributions to the botany of the State of New York - PAGES 1-48; PAGES 49-74 / by Charles H. Peck, state botanist, May 1887.
8 - Boleti of the United States / by Charles H. Peck, September 1889. 98 pp.
420 - Late-Glacial and Postglacial Vegetation Change in Southwestern New York State / Norton G. Miller, 1973. 118 pp.
424 - Anatomical Patterns of Some Aquatic Vascular Plants of New York - PAGES 1-82, PAGES 82-133 / Eugene C. Ogden, 1974. 118 pp.
426 - Field Guide to the Aquatic Plants of Lake George, New York / Eugene C. Ogden, 1976. 79 pp.
428 - Species diversity and community structure in bryophytes : New York State studies / Nancy G. Slack, 1977. 82 pp.
431 - Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family) of New York State / Richard S. Mitchell and J. Kenneth Dean, 1978. 94 pp. 435 - Magnoliaceae Through Ceratophyllaceae of New York State / Richard S. Mitchell and Ernest O. Beal, 1979. 74 pp.
438 - A Catskill Flora and Economic Botany, I. Pteridophyta: The Ferns and Fern Allies - PAGES 1-84, PAGES 85-180, PAGES 181-276 / Karl L. Brooks, 1979.
440 - Revised Checklist of the Mosses of New York State / Edwin H. Ketchledge, 1980. 34 pp.
441 - A Catskill Flora and Economic Botany: II. Coniferales / Karl Brooks, 1980. 134 pp.
442 - Sphagnaceae (Peat Moss Family) of New York State / Richard E. Andrus, 1980. 102 pp.
443 - A Catskill Flora and Economic Botany, III. Apetalae: Including the Poplars, Willows, Hickories, Birches, Beeches, Oaks, Elms, Nettles, Sorrels, Docks and Smartweeds. PAGES 1-76, PAGES 77-186, PAGES 187-374 [190 pages, 20.70 MB] / Karl Brooks, 1980.
444 - Field Guide to Northeastern Ferns / Eugene C. Ogden, 1981. 132 pp.
445 - Rare Plants of New York / Richard S. Mitchell and Charles J. Sheviak, 1981. 110 pp.
446 - Ranunculaceae (Crowfoot Family) of New York State / Richard S. Mitchell and J. Kenneth Dean, 1982. 114 pp.
451 - Berberidaceae through Fumariaceae of New York / Richard S. Mitchell, 1983. 78 pp.
453 - A Catskill Flora and Economic Botany IV (Part 1) Polypetalae Chenopodiaceae through Capparidaceae...PAGES 1-128, PAGES 129-358 [232 pages]. / Karl L. Brooks, 1983.
454 - A Catskill Flora and Economic Botany IV (Part 2) Polypetalae Sarraceniaceae through Leguminosae... / Karl L. Brooks, 1984. 302 pp.
456 - Atlas of New York State Ferns / Richard S. Mitchell, 1984. 38 pp.
458 - A Checklist of New York State Plants / Richard S. Mitchell, 1986. 298 pp.
459 - An Annotated Catalog of the Pyrenomycetes Described by Charles H. Peck / Margaret E. Barr... [et al.], 1986. 82 pp.
464 - Platanaceae through Myricaceae of New York State / Richard S. Mitchell, 1988. 110 pp.
467 - Identification of Plants with Fleshy Fruits / Eugene C. Ogden and Richard S. Mitchell, 1990. 111 pp.
471 - Ecosystem Management: Rare Species and Significant Habitats / edited by Richard S. Mitchell...[et al.], 1991. 330 pp.
475 - Juncaceae (Rush Family) of New York State / Steven E. Clemants, 1990.
476 - Betulaceae through Cactaceae of New York State / John J. Furlow and Richard S. Mitchell, 1990. 106 pp.
478 - The Regional Vegetational History of the High Peaks (Adirondack Mountains) New York / Donald R. Whitehead and Stephen T. Jackson, 1990. 37 pp.
483 - Pinophyta (Gymnosperms) of New York State / Edward A. Cope, 1992.
484 - Late Eighteenth Century Vegetation of Central and Western New York State on the Basis of Original Land Survey Records / P. L. Marks, Sana Gardescu and Franz K. Seischab, 66 pp.
485 - Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae of New York State / Steven E. Clemants, 1992. 114 pp.
486 - Portulacaceae through Caryophyllaceae of New York State / Richard S, Mitchell, 1993. 136 pp.
490 - Revised checklist of New York State plants / Richard S. Mitchell, Gordon C. Tucker, 1997. 136 pp.

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