This site contains information and more than 4256 identification photos for some 700 species of forbs, grasses, sedges, rushes, trees, and other woody plants that are found growing in Kansas. All photographs were taken by Mike Haddock unless otherwise noted. On occasion, permission may be granted to use selected photos and text for educational purposes but they may not be used commercially, i.e. on products or publications that derive monetary profit for you or your employer.
This web site began in 1996. For optimum display of the images, I would suggest disabling any "Automatic Image Resizing" options.
Michael Haddock is the author of Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas: A Field Guide , a book that was published by the University Press of Kansas in 2005. Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas was selected as a "2006 Kansas Notable Book" by the Kansas Center for the Book at the State Library of Kansas. It is available in many bookstores and via online book sellers. For additional information about the book, go to: http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/hadwil.html
In January 2011, Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas: A Field Guide , was selected by the State Library of Kansas as one of the 150 Best Kansas Books. The selections were made for Kansas’ 150th Birthday celebration, which occurred in 2011.
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Both this web site and my book are cited online in the Bibliography and Related Links section of National Geographic's April 2007 feature on the Flint Hills of Kansas: Learn More about the Tallgrass Prairie .
I am most grateful to Yongli Zhou who designed a new look for this site and created the database framework that it has been built on.
I am also very appreciative for identification assistance provided over the years by Craig Freeman, Clenton Owensby, Walt Fick, Ted Barkley, Gene Towne, Carolyn Ferguson, and Mark Mayfield.
Special thanks to my father, Dean Haddock, a true range plant expert who did the line drawings used on this site.
Professor Mike Haddock, formerly Chair of the Sciences Department at Kansas State University Libraries, now serves K-State Libraries as Assistant Dean for Research, Education, and Engagement.