The Flora of Oklahoma Project was established for the purpose of providing a comprehensive resource for the identification of over 2,500 species native to Oklahoma; one of the most ecologically diverse areas in North America.
For the last 30 years the Flora of Oklahoma Editorial Committee, a group of professional botanists from around the state, have spent one Saturday a month working on taxonomic treatments of the vascular plant flora of our state. The editorial committee began an effort to write and publish a modern floristic treatment for Oklahoma's vascular plants. Initial steps included the establishment of an editorial board, formation of a non-profit corporation, development of an editorial format, production of a computerized database for families, solicitation of contributors, and commencement of research and writing.The result of the committee’s hard work is a series of publications that has contributed to the evolution of the Flora of Oklahoma.
A complete set of keys to species, family descriptions, illustrations of morphological characters, a glossary and an index are available currently for the flora as a spiral bound volume titled Flora of Oklahoma Keys and Descriptions. When completed, the Flora of Oklahoma will include full descriptions and illustrations for each species of vascular plants in the state of Oklahoma.
Flora of Oklahoma Keys and Description, Second Edition (Aug. 2018), is available for $30 (plus $5.00 shipping and handling) at the “Order” page.