Plants were never created to be named (if they were created). They simply don't need our names to multiply. Perhaps only to survive in order to put them on a red list. We need them to inform you what is of our interest: Their beautiful flowers, their heaven-send fruits, or - perhaps less thrilling - the process of naming and classification. is dealing with the latter. But don't be disappointed at the first glance. Without those - constantly changing - botanical names you will never get access to any additional information, like old prints, monographs or long forgotten inaccessible illustrations. So see and use it as a tool, not as a taxonomic treatment. is a completely non-commercial website and will not trouble you with irritating advertisements or ask you for donations. All available HD illustrations belong to the public domain according to the European law and may be reused under the Creative Commons License. Please visit the website of the original contributors for further details by using the links provided on the illustration pages.