Northern Ontario Plant Database
Vascular Plant Families -
Trees & Shrubs -
Choose one of the links above for a list of plant-related websites about that category. Selected websites include only non-commercial, free-access sites that do not require passwords. The links provided have all been checked as of April 18, 2008, but visitors should note that most large websites have a regular downtime for editing and uploading more information. Often, this downtime occurs on the weekends, especially Sunday night (students take note!). If you find a link that doesn't work, try that site again at a different time or on a different day; if it still does not work, please report the problematic link to the NOPD.First Nations Plant Information
Berry Plants for Women's Nutrition and Medicine
A very interesting website by Katsi Cook, an Akwesasne Mohawk, with descriptions of the traditional use of several berry plants.
Mazina'igan - A Chronicle of the Lake Superior Ojibwe
This quarterly newspaper, published by the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, contains informative articles on traditional hunting, fishing, plant harvesting, culture, and language. The above link brings you to an on-line archive of past issues from Fall 2000 to the present. Each issue contains information on harvest opportunities for that season and lists plants by traditional Ojibwe and English common names.
Native American Ethnobotany
A very complete database of Plants used as drugs, food, dyes, fibers, and more, by Native Peoples of North America. Based on the indispensable reference book of the same name by Dan Moerman, University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Ojibway's Species at Risk
A list of Provincially rare plant and animal species from the Windsor area, a few with links to images, from the Ojibway Nature Centre in Windsor, Ontario.
The Four Sacred Medicines
An article from Anishnawbe Heath Toronto summarizing the importance of tobacco, sage, cedar, and sweetgrass. Also presented in a brochure format.
Traditional Herbal & Plant Knowledge, Identifications
This fascinating website, written by the late Paula Giese, contains interesting articles of several plants, such as Labrador tea, wintergreen, cedar, and red sumac, used by First Nations People.
Traditional Plant Use in the Hazeltons
A website from Industry Canada on the traditional plant uses by the Gitxsan and Wet'suwet'en People of northwestern B.C. Fact sheets are organized according to three categories: Food- Related, Technical, and Medicinal.