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 – Monarchwatch.org

Cold Hardiness and Heat Tolerance



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



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