Native American Ethnobotany database
This interactive database was developed by Dan Moerman of the University of Michigan-Dearborn College. This is a database of plants used as drugs, foods, dyes, fibers (and more) which have been used by Native Americans.
Edward Palmer Collections
Edward Palmer (1831-1911), often regarded as “the father of ethnobotany,” gathered extensive natural history collections in North and South America during the late nineteenth century and established standards for plant collecting and reporting, particularly for plants useful to people. His scientific framework is still used today. This website provides a window into the Palmer Collection to communities where Palmer originally collected, as well as to scientists and the general public. Community-based scholars are encouraged to explore the materials and discover information that will help them continue to sustain their cultural and linguistic heritage.