Plants DB

The Internet Plant Database

A Web Service of over 7,000 Plants

Plants are available in HTML, JSON, XML, CSV, TXT and YAML views. Built by Shane Becker (@veganstraightedge), Eli Duke (@elisfanclub) and Bookis Smuin (@bookis). Maintained by Jonathan Vingiano (@jgv).

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Some examples are
Basil Thyme (HTML) http://plantsdb.org/plants/104
Paradise Apple (JSON) http://plantsdb.org/plants/4058.json
Kudzu Vine (XML) http://plantsdb.org/plants/5358.xml
Southern Crab Grass (CSV) http://plantsdb.org/plants/2352.csv
Live Oak (YAML) http://plantsdb.org/plants/5501.yaml
Coastal Redwood (TXT) http://plantsdb.org/plants/6348.txt

Searches can be made with query parameters for any combination of: latin_name, author, botanical_references, family, common_name, habit, deciduous_evergreen, height, width, hardyness, in_cultivation, medicinal, range, habitat, soil, shade, moisture, well_drained, nitrogen_fixer, ph, acid, alkaline, saline, wind, growth_rate, pollution, poor_soil, drought, wildlife, woodland, meadow, wall, in_leaf, flowering_time, seed_ripens, flower_type, pollinators, self_fertile, known_hazards, synonyms, cultivation_details, edible_uses, uses_notes, propagation_1, cultivars, cultivars_in_cultivation, heavy_clay, pull_out, last_update, record_checked, edibility_rating, frost_tender, site_specific_notes, scented, medicinal_rating in any of our supported formats (HTML, JSON, XML, CSV, TXT and YAML).