Plant and Weed Databases

What plant should I grow where? What plant is this in my garden? What types of plants grow well in shade or in certain soils? All these questions and more can often be answered by searching a reputable plant database. We suggest you try one of these

Friends of the Garden – extensive list of Plant Databases – Feb 2017  – this is an awesome collection of available plant databases for North America. Well organized, with links not only to the main plant databases but also specialty categories such as Iris, Daylily, Hosta etc. Kudos to Barbara Clark and Friends of the Garden.

Michael Pascoe’s World (and Canada) Plants

Mushroom Expert (good for ID of mushrooms but also has very extensive Tree list & pics too)

Native Plant Database

Northern Ontario Plant Database

Ontario Rock Garden Society

Ontario Trees and Shrubs

Ontario Wildflowers


Downloadable Weed Guide 

OMAFRA Weeds and Insects

Ontario Crop Integrated Pest and Weed Management

 What Tree is It – great site for identifying trees – by Leaf, by Fruit, by Name (common or scientific)