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Prairie flax - Linum lewisii Pursh var. lewisii
USDA Plants Database

AGRICOLA: this database from the National Agricultural Library is a good resource for locating bibliographic information.
   http://www.nal.usda.gov

American Botanical Council: herbal news and information.
   http://www.herbalgram.org/

Andean Botanical Information System: information from floristic and systematic investigations of the flowering plants (phanerogams) of Andean South America.
   http://www.sacha.org/

The Center for Complementary & Alternative Pharmacotherapy (CCAP): affiliated with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
   http://www.mcp.edu/rc/altmed/index.shtml

Green Medicine: home of the Medicinal Plants Working Group.
   http://www.nps.gov/plants/medicinal/

The Herb Society of America: concerned with the cultivation of herbs and with the study of their history and their uses, both past and present
   http://www.herbsociety.org/

Lloyd Library and Museum: collects botanical, medical, pharmaceutical, and scientific books and periodicals.
   http://www.lloydlibrary.org/

Memorial Sloan Kettering Information Resource: Herbs, Botanicals and Other Products: “evidence-based information on herbs, botanicals, vitamins, and other supplements.”
   http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/11570.cfm

Mini-Course in Medical Botany: an informative compilation from Dr. James Duke, a noted ethnobotanist.
   http://www.ars-grin.gov/duke/syllabus/

Native American EthnoBotany: U. of Michigan’s database of food, drugs, dyes, and fibers.
   http://herb.umd.umich.edu/

Non Timber Forest Products: Links from the Special Forest Products Program at Virginia Tech .
   http://www.sfp.forprod.vt.edu/sfp_link/medicinal.htm

Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases: Dr. James A. Duke’s databases.
   http://www.ars-grin.gov/duke/

Plants of the Machiguenga: a neurologist’s record of Peruvian rain forest plants.
   http://manu.montana.com/

Plants for a Future: a U.K. resource centre for rare and unusual plants, particularly those which have edible, medicinal or other uses.
   http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/pfaf/

Rainforest Medical Foundation:established by a group of physicians who realized that the loss of the rainforest is also an enormous loss of resources for both western and non-western medicine.
   http://www.xs4all.nl/~rainmed/

Society for Economic Botany: encourages scientific research, education, and related activities on the past, present, and future uses of plants, and the relationship between plants and people.
   http://www.econbot.org/

Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: an eclectic collection of links and resources, including ones of historical interest.
   http://www.swsbm.com/HOMEPAGE/HomePage.html

University of Washington Medicinal Herb Garden: includes images of herbs indexed by both common and botanical names.
   http://www.nnlm.gov/pnr/uwmhg

USDA PLANTS Database: provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
   http://plants.usda.gov/

United Plant Savers: goal is to protect native medicinal plants of the U.S. and Canada.
   http://unitedplantsavers.org/

Veterinary Botanical Medical Association: dedicated to developing responsible herbal practice for animals.
   http://www.vbma.org/

Compiled by Alison P. Kelly February 2004

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