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Plants : A Research Guide: General Information

Recommended books, videos, journals, and websites for plant and plant conservation information.

Plants : A Research Guide

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Welcome! This is a guide to finding plant, plant conservation, and botanical garden information resources, online and at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Library. Use the links below to find information on this page. Use the tabs above to explore specific topics.

SDZWA Library Resources


Disclaimer: This site is maintained by the SDZWA Library for the use of San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance staff and volunteers. Although we make every attempt to provide accurate information, some of the resources and links may become outdated. If you have suggestions for updates or additional resources, we welcome your feedback.

Featured Books


Below is a sampling of relevant journals. For a full list, search the SDZWA Library Journals A-Z. Please note: this service is for SDZWA staff and volunteers; staff working offsite may contact the library for access.

  • American Journal of Botany
  • International Journal of Plant Sciences
  • Plant, Cell and Environment
  • Plant Ecology
  • Plant Journal
  • Systematic Botany


Websites : General Plant Information

Websites : Plant Taxonomy

Websites : Plants by Taxonomic Group


Carnivorous Plants



Palms & Cycads

Websites : Plants by Geographic Location






Fact Sheets




Priority Species Information

Short-leaved Dudleya

SDZWA Library Links

SDZWA Research Guides