The Plants for a Future Database is an excellent informational resource covering a wide range of plants from climates throughout the world. The database includes background information, as well as info relevant to propagation, cultivation and uses.

On the website,, you can search for over 7000 edible and medicinal plants using a number of search criteria including: common and Latin names, keyword, family, habitat and use (medicinal, edible or other).

Search techniques includes:

  • search by name
  • search by keyword
  • you can browse plants common and Latin names by alphabetical letter
  • you can browse plants by their family, habitat and use (medicinal, edible or other)
  • you can search a plant by it use, for example whether it can be used for: