Germplasm Resources Information

Germplasm Resources Information

Abstract

About the Site

The Germplasm Resources Information Network consists of four USDA programs for plants, animals, microbes, and invertebrates. The National Plant Germplasm System provides taxonomical data on thousands of plant species, such as their classification, subspecies, and synonyms. In addition, each plant page contains information on the species' economic uses, range, and common names. The database includes links to images and helpful references as well.

About the Organization

The Germplasm Resources Information Network is part of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service. It is connected to the National Genetic Resources Program, which was established in 1990. Its goal is acquire and document important information on all life related to food and agricultural production.

Featured Herbs

  • Almond, Taxon: Prunus dulcis
  • Arnica, Taxon: Arnica montana L.
  • Basil, Taxon: Ocimum basilicum L.
  • Bilberry, Taxon: Vaccinium myrtillus L.
  • Blackthorn, Taxon: Prunus spinosa L.
  • Boldo, Taxon: Peumus boldus Molina
  • Cacao, Taxon: Theobroma cacao L.
  • Celery, Taxon: Apium graveolens L.
  • Chives, Taxon: Allium schoenoprasum L.
  • Cloves, Syzygium aromaticum
  • Damiana, Taxon: Turnera diffusa Willd.
  • Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus globulus
  • Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare
  • Fenugreek, Trigonella foenum-graecum
  • Fireweed, Taxon: Chamaenerion angustifolium (L.) Scop. subsp. angustifolium
  • Foxglove, Taxon: Digitalis purpurea L.; Taxon: Digitalis purpurea L. subsp. heywoodii P. Silva & M. Silva
  • Goji Berry, Lycium chinense Mill
  • Graviola, Dr. Duke's phytochemical and ethnobotanical databases
  • Hemp, Taxon: Cannabis sativa L.
  • Jasmine, Jasminus officinale
  • Leek, Allium porrum L
  • Licorice, Taxon: Glycyrrhiza glabra L.
  • Melon, Cucumis melo
  • Mesquite, Taxon: Prosopis pallida (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Kunth
  • Milk Thistle, Taxon: Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn.
  • Myrtle, Taxon: Myrtus communis L.
  • Parsley, Taxon: Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) Fuss
  • Passion Fruit, Passiflora edulis Sims
  • Peony, Taxon: Paeonia officinalis L.
  • Persimmon, Taxon: Diospyros kaki Thunb.
  • Potato, Taxon: Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Pygeum, Taxon: Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
  • Raspberry, Rubus idaeus L. subsp. idaeus
  • Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis
  • Rue, Ruta graveolens L.
  • Self-heal, Taxon: Prunella vulgaris L.
  • Shea Tree, Taxon: Vitellaria paradoxa C. F. Gaertn
  • Stonebreaker, Taxon: Phyllanthus niruri L., 2005
  • Thyme, Taxon: Thymus vulgaris L.
  • Wild Yam, Taxon: Dioscorea villosa L.