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jlouki01
05-09-2007, 01:19 PM
Need a good book/chart/website to check common names to scientific names or plants. Pictures are wonderful also..

JoeinJasper
05-09-2007, 01:44 PM
Try http://amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/103-5423181-3775048?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Michael+Dirr&Go.x=14&Go.y=12&Go=Go

VO Landscape Design
05-09-2007, 08:23 PM
M. Dirr is the MAN
VO

gene gls
05-09-2007, 09:35 PM
Need a good book/chart/website to check common names to scientific names or plants. Pictures are wonderful also..

www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/

jbailey52
05-09-2007, 10:56 PM
Im a grad of a landscape architecture degree... dirrs book is the bible... dont use anything but that... get the hard cover

Dreams To Designs
05-10-2007, 10:48 AM
Start with Michael Dirr's "Manual of Woody Landscape Plants" add any of his other books as well as those by Alan Armitage and Rick Darke. Many nursery catalogs will have botanical to common name sections, but you need to learn and understand the botanical names, as there are the same worldwide. Common names vary by region, garden center or some that seem just made up.

The UCONN site is excellent as are many university sites available on the net and additional software resource would be Horticopia. Horticopia is an excellent plant encyclopedia, pronouncement tool, common and botanical reference as well as photos and data. It makes a great tool for client presentations as well. You can control the amount of information you share with the client from common names and a photo to extensive data and your own observations.

Kirk

MarcSmith
05-10-2007, 11:43 AM
http://www.plant-pictures.com/
http://plants.usda.gov/
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/index.html
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/TOPIC_Lawns_and_Landscapes

I also have Dirrs Hardy Trees and Shrubs...

Lite4
05-12-2007, 10:08 PM
Dirrs is very good. For conifers try D.M. Van Gelderen - 2 volume set. Vertrees for Jap Maples, Rick darke for ornamental grasses. All pretty good and have been a help to me. Check the Timber Press website for a listing, sorry no link.