Ohio State University

Ohio State University

Abstract

About the Site:

The Ohio State University is home to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). As part of education of the public, the page offers many resources, including the Ohio Perennial & Biennial Weed Guide. This online guide contains more than 100 plants that grow in Ohio. Each weed's page has a plant description, biology, toxicity, folklore uses, and other facts. The site also provides a portal to other resources and points of interest, such as the Secrest Arboretum.

About the Institution:

The Ohio State University, founded in 1870, was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College. The main campus is located in the state's capital, Columbus, but it also has campuses in other parts of the state. OARDC - the research institute of OSU's College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences - promotes safe and sustainable agriculture, strong rural communities, and the wise use of natural resources.

Featured Herbs

  • Blackthorn, Extension - Avoiding Skin Irritations and Injuries Caused by Plants
  • Burdock, Common Burdock, Arctium minus
  • Curly Dock, Curly Dock: Ohio Perennial & Biennial Weed Guide
  • Dried Ginseng, Extension, Growing American Ginseng in Ohio: Harvesting, Washing and Drying