This collection includes more than 200 titles focused in botany, ecology, plant science, and the environmental and social uses of plants in biodiversity, ethnobotany, horticulture, and landscape design.


This set of ebooks is a thorough complement to JSTOR’s Global Plants primary source collection, which includes nearly three million plant type specimens, in addition to related primary source and reference materials.


The Plants ebook collection is an essential resource for institutions supporting research and teaching in botany, ecology, and conservation studies. It features renowned scholarly publishers such as University of California Press, Columbia University Press, Yale University Press, and University of Pennsylvania Press.

The collection is divided into five sub-disciplines:

  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecology
  • Botany
  • Forestry, Ferns & Mosses
  • Garden & Landscape Design
  • Useful Plants (including Agriculture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Gardening & Horticulture)

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Featured Open Access ebooks

History of the Australian Vegetation: Cretaceous to Recent. University of Adelaide Press. Landscaping on the New Frontier: Waterwise Design for the Intermountain West. University Press of Colorado, Utah State University Press. Reite Plants: An Ethnobotanical Study in Tok Pisin and English. ANU Press. Water Wise: Native Plants for Intermountain Landscapes. University Press of Colorado, Utah State University Press

JSTOR offers more than 6,500 Open Access ebooks from 85+ publishers, at no cost to libraries or users. There are hundreds of OA titles related to JSTOR’s Global Plants collection. Explore open and free content on JSTOR.

For more information on getting started with JSTOR’s Open Access ebooks, visit our library guide.