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The plants you find on this site represent the wide spectrum of landscape plants used in Lousiana and the Gulf. Specifically, the plants listed are those taught in plant materials courses at Louisiana State University. Although the information and images found for each species will be of assistance to professionals, students, and homeowners alike, for more detailed descriptions please consult Identification, Selection and Use of Southern Plants by Dr. Neil Odenwald, by far the most complete reference for the Gulf South. Another imporant reference for woody species and frequently quoted is the Manual of Woody Landscape Plants by Dr. Michael Dirr.

A Word of Caution !!!!

Looking at pictures of plants is by no means a substitute for observing plants in the field. A simple word of warning for those students who might think about skipping lab...