A Digital Flora
of Newfoundland and Labrador
An Open Image Dossier
Over time, this
"open image dossier" will accumulate digital images of most of the
almost 2000 Newfoundland and Labrador vascular plant species, subspecies and varieties that are listed in the
Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of
Newfoundland and Labrador, and in the developing online VASCAN database, plus a number of more recent finds,
both to assist in their identification, and to provide intimate views of the flora
not often seen by the casual observer.
Plants are named, and images are organized, primarily, according to the taxonomic scheme used
in the "Annotated Checklist", and to the more recent, developing, online VASCAN database.
However, in some places, taxonomy has been
updated further to reflect the very latest scientific literature. Additional taxonomic reference has been made to "the Bible" for the Newfoundland and
Labrador region: Fernald, Merritt Lyndon. 1950. "Gray's Manual of Botany".
Eighth edition. American Book Company. New York. lxiv + 1632 pp.; to the various new
treatments currently being
produced by the Flora of North America Project (although most are reflected in the VASCAN database);
to some standard European works; and to some additional Internet sources.
Ferns and Fern Allies
Eudicots and Waterlilies
Interesting Botanical Places
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A Co-operative Project
The website is a co-operative project/partnership, involving a number of individual participants [see bottom of this page], some representing present or former parent institutions or agencies, others representing themselves.
The website was begun, originally, to serve as a working image resource for the Newfoundland Rare Plant Project.
Rights to the images and data included remain with the various individual partners.
John Maunder's Newfoundland and Labrador Natural Sciences Links [Botany]
Newfoundland Rare Plant Project [Archived]
Wildflower Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
Limestone Barrens "Ours to Protect"
Species Status Advisory Committee - SSAC *
Always under construction! Please check back periodically.
Website created October 13, 2001
This page last updated October 5, 2012
Update of whole site begun February 17, 2022
Originator, Webmaster, Editor, and Principal Contributor
John E. Maunder Curator Emeritus
of Natural History, The Rooms Provincial Museum [*]
[Any errors or omissions are the responsibility of the webmaster.
All notices of such errors or omissions are gratefully received]
John E. Maunder, Curator Emeritus of Natural History, The Rooms Provincial Museum [*]
Nathalie Djan-Chékar, Curator of Natural History, The Rooms Provincial Museum [*] ;
formerly Endangered Species Program Biologist, Newfoundland and Labrador Wildlife Division
Marilyn Anions, NatureServe Canada, Ottawa; and Independent Botanist [with Doug Anions]
Michael Badcock, Bay Roberts, Newfoundland
Sean Blaney, Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre, Sackville, New Brunswick
Dick Brake, Department of Forest Resources and Agrifoods, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Joe Brazil, formerly, Inland Fish and Wildlife Division, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador [retired]
Luc Brouillet, Institut de recherche en biologie végétale, Université de Montréal
Michael Burzynski, Parks Canada, Gros Morne National Park
Edward Butt, Pasadena, Newfoundland
René Charest, Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre, Sackville, New Brunswick
Howard Clase, Department of Chemistry, Memorial University [retired]
Charles Cron, Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Tony Chubbs, Goose Bay, Labrador
Betty Anne Fequet, Goose Bay, Labrador
Hannie Fitzgerald, Gatineau, Québec
Claudia Hanel, Inland Fish and Wildlife Division, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Gene Hertzberg, Biochemist, Memorial University
Karen Hertzberg, Naturalist, St. John's, Newfoundland
Dulcie House, Limestone Barrens Habitat Stewardship Program [Newfoundland]
Tracy Keats formerly, Labrador Straits Botanical Initiative
Francis (Frank) Ledrew, Pasadena, Newfoundland
Tina Leonard, Parks and Natural Areas Division, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Jeff Lewis, Botanical Field Assistant
Henry Mann, formerly Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador [retired]
Susan J. Meades, Botanist, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Katherine Miller, Biologist, Ontario
John Molgaard, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dan and Pat Montague, Rock Garden Enthusiasts, Olympia, Washington, U. S. A.
Shelley Pardy Moores, Inland Fish and Wildlife Division, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Sal Morrissey, Photographer
Derek Mouland, Photographer
Carl Munden, Orchid Specialist, Hillsvale, Nova Scotia
Laura Noel, formerly, Student, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Felicity O'Brien, Naturalist, St. John's, Newfoundland [Deceased]
Mac Pitcher Wildlife Division, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Beth Pollock, Parks Canada
Glenda Quinn, Wildflower Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
Heather Saunders, Wildflower Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
Aare Voitk, Wildlife Division, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Corner Brook
Andrus Voitk, Naturalist, Humber Village, Newfoundland
Maria Voitk, Naturalist, Humber Village, Newfoundland
Isobel Watts, Northwest River, Labrador
[*] formerly known as the "Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador".
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