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The most microscopic portions of plants are beautiful in themselves, and these are beautiful combined. John Muir (1838-1914)

You may also view a list of plants arranged by plant family.

  1. Cacti and Succulents

    They tell us that plants are not like man immortal, but are perishable—soul-less. I think that is something that we know exactly nothing about. John Muir (1838-1914) Journal, Autumn 1867

  2. Carnivorous Plants

    In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

  3. Endangered and Threatened Plants

    The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value. Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

  4. Ferns and Fern Allies

    Green, the color of growth or surgent life enwraps the land. New green, still as individual as the plants themselves. … Hal Borland (1900-1978)

  5. Fungi and Lichens

    By the mediation of a thousand little mosses and fungi, the most unsightly objects become radiant of beauty. … Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

  6. Grasses and Sedges

    We say of the oak, ‘How grand of girth!’ Of the willow we say, ‘How slender!’ And yet to the soft grass clothing the earth How slight is the praise we render. Edgar Fawcett (1847-1904), The Grass

  7. Invasive Plants

    The seeds of cruelty, that since have swell’d To such gigantic and enormous growth, Were sown in human nature's fruitful soil. William Cowper (1731-1800), The Winter Walk at Noon in Poetical Works

  8. Mosses and Liverworts

    Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

  9. Orchids

    The Earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  10. Slime Molds

    The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: ‘What good is it?’ Aldo Leopold (1886-1948), Round River

  11. Trees and Shrubs

    Ye who would pass by and raise your hand against me, harken ere you harm me.… I am the gift of God and friend of man. Volunteer, Minnesota Dept. of Conservation, Epitaph to a Tree

  12. Vines

    Heaven and earth are threads of one loom. June Sprigg, By Shaker Hands

  13. Wildflowers

    Flowers … are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)