The TN-KY Plant Atlas is a resource for anyone interested in the vascular plants of Tennessee and Kentucky. It is being developed as a comprehensive database for plant data useful to plant enthusiasts, hobbyists, professionals, conservation workers, decision makers, and students and teachers of all levels.
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This site is made possible through grants from the Tennessee Native Plant Society, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Kentucky Native Plant Society, and the National Science Foundation.
Tennessee Native Plant Society. The TNPS has nurtured growing interest in Tennessee's native flora while also working to protect Tennessee’s native plant heritage and preserve it for future generations. The society’s objectives include educating the public about native plants and supporting protection efforts. TNPS believes that a public educated about wildflowers will help to ensure conservation of this irreplaceable resource.
Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves. Kentucky Nature Preserves botanists, zoologists, land managers, and data managers work with others to protect our natural heritage and educate Kentuckians about its importance.
National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation contributed funds to add functionality to Kentucky-based searches (NSF #XXXXXX) as well as through direct funding to digitize herbarium specimens in Tennessee and Kentucky (NSF #1410069). The latter award was part of a larger award to SERNEC, the Southeast Regional Network of Expertise and Collections.
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Perform a quick search to find plant species of interest by using the fields here. Or, you may perform more technical and advanced searches by clicking Advanced Species Search button, below.
Advanced Species Search
Search for specimens by herbarium.
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Our curated list of botanical and educational websites/resources.
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The Plant Atlas has been designed to allow external websites to dynamically link to individual species and issue URL-based searches. This method allows you to link to the Atlas without knowing individual unique species identifiers.
Click here to see examples »
For more information, contact: Joey Shaw, PhD
Tennessee-Kentucky Plant Atlas | Data last modified: 9/28/2023
Web Development: USF Water Institute
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Shaw, J., D. Estes, B. Ruhfel, A.B. Morris, and T.R. Littlefield. 2023 Tennessee-Kentucky Plant Atlas.
[S.M. Landry and K.N. Campbell (original application development), USF Water Institute. University of South Florida].
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Austin Peay State University, University of Michigan, Furman University, and Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission.