Linnaeus Gardeners' Research Links

Even though this is a teaching garden, we don't know all of the answers. This list of references won't always provide all of the information that you need, but it will provide a quick way to answer the most common questions.

Identify a Plant


Oklahoma Plant Identification -OSU Plant Id

Searching the PlantFiles - Dave's Garden

Plant Information from Universities - Ohio State University

USDA Plant Information - USDA Plant Information

Inclusive Plant Listing - Missouri Botanical Garden - Kemper Center

Insects and Diseases


Oklahoma Insects and Diseases - OSU Database

A Field Guide to Common Texas Insects - Texas Cooperative Extension

C.A. Triplehorn Disease and Insect Image Collection - Ohio State University

Help Save Our Pollinators


Help increase the Monarch population - The Monarch Initiative of Tulsa

Learn how to construct a Monarch waystation -

Cold Hardiness and Heat Tolerance

Plant Hardiness Zones

Average Annual Minimum Temperature Range - USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

State Average Annual Minimum Temperature Range - Plant Hardiness Zone Map by State

Average Annual Number of "Heat Days" - AHS Heat Zone Map

General Search


Searching in Google - Google Help Center

Frequently Asked Questions - PLANTAnswers - Texas Aggie Horticulture

Ask the Experts - GardenWeb

Best Plant Lists

Best choices

Oklahoma Proven Plants - OSU

Most Popular Cultivars in PlantFiles - Dave's Garden

Best Flowers and Vegetables - All American Selections

Best Inclusive Plant Listing - Missouri Botanical Garden - Kemper Center

General Information


Home Gardening Guides - Cornell Extension

Guide to Pronouncing Plant Names - Fine Gardening

Familial Descriptions and Illustrations - Family Guide for Fruits and Seeds