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Resources for Identifying and Researching Your Artifacts, Objects and Specimens

Helpful resources from the Curators at the Ohio History Connection to identify, research and preserve a variety of Ohio items. Use the tabs at the left to see resources related to specific items.

Native Plant Resources


Ohio History Connection supports the use of native plants in the landscape to provide food for wildlife and pollinators and to reduce water use and maintenance costs. 


The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin has an extensive nationwide database and includes an Ohio species list 


The Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves (DNAP) lists native plants by habitat type


The following websites are recommended to help find a native plant provider or landscaping service nearest to you: