Sources of public domain or creative commons photos

Source of public photosPhotos are not required to list plants and collections. If you are adding plants, please don’t feel the need to include a photo if you don’t have one. We encourage you to use your own photos. Any other photos should only be used with permission or from a source that allows common use with the appropriate citations. Always read, understand and follow the citation requirements.

Websites and sources of photos with public domain or Creative Commons usage

Citations may be given in different places

  • Captions: Each photo allows for a caption that can include a citation.
  • Story Hyperlinks: You can add a citation hyperlink in the story of a plant or collection.
  • Reference Links: Each plant profile has Reference Link fields to save website links with additional information such as links to botanical gardens, cooperative extensions, universities, brands, databases, catalogs, etc.