About the Plant Atlas

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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Tennessee Native Plant Society, Kentucky Native Plant Society, and the Kentucky State Nature Preserve Commission

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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Atlas Statistics

Atlas Statistics
Statistic Value
Number of Plant Taxa 3,594
Number of Plant Images 12,936
Number of Specimens Digitized 338,115
Number of Specimen Images 301,527