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Living Collections Database

Adkins Arboretum maintains a living collections database and web mapping platform that allows visitors and staff to research plants found on the property. The database allows users to search for a plant by its scientific or common name, or by what is currently blooming. This search yields extensive information about the plant habit, growing conditions, habitat, phenology, and ethnobotanical information.**

This database update was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Special thanks to the Maryland Plant Atlas for their partnership and collaboration. Consultants Leslie Cario (Chesapeake Horticultural Services), Thayer Young (Cicada GIS), and Sylvan Kaufman (Sylvan Green Earth Consulting) were essential to this project.

**The ethnobotanical information collected is based on historic use. Please use research and caution when considering the use of a plant. This information is not for medical diagnosis or treatment

Click on the map below to view the Living Collections Interactive Mapping Application.