Steven Foster Group, Inc. | Specializing in Imagery and Information on Medicinal Plants, Aromatic Plants and Herbs Since 1974.
For over 39 years, author, photographer, consultant and lecturer, Steven Foster, has written or co-authored seventeen books, most recently National Geographic's Guide to Medicinal Herbs (with Rebecca L. Johnson, Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. & David Kiefer, M.D); Photography by Steven Foster, with a Foreword by Andrew Weil, M.D. Available directly from National Geographic Books.
See links below for botanical photo galleries organized by scientific name, and by common name. To the right, you will find links to some or our many additional travel photo, natural history, agricultural, landscape and other subjects.
Links to PLant Photos by Scientific Name
Links to Plant Photos by Common Name
Photo licensing is usually on a one-time, non-exclusive basis per image. We do offer discounts for collections of five or more images. Most images are licensed on a rights-managed basis. Occasionally, we make royalty-free offerings. Licensing fees are generally based on size of use, frequency and/or duration of licensing term, number of expected views (print run or web), type of use (web, editorial, corporate, etc.), among other factors. You've heard it too many times to count—"an image is worth a thousand words." Let us help you present a beautiful image to the world.
Once we agree to a licensing fee, we will send you an invoice, which can be paid using the paypal link below. Once we received payment, depending upon size of high resolution image, we will send via email (if less than 10MB) or upload to our FTP site and email you download instructions.
Books and Publications
I'm the author of 17 books including senior author of three Peterson field guides—A Field Guide Medicinal Plants and Herbs: Eastern North America (2nd ed., 2000 with Jim Duke), Venomous Animals and Poisonous Plants of North America (1994, with the late Roger Caras) and A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs: Western North America (with Christopher Hobbs). My first National Geographic title, A Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine (2006, with Rebecca Johnson), was published by the National Geographic Books in 2006. In 2007 the book was named a "Best of Reference" by the New York Public Library. In 2010 I collaborated on another title National Geographic Guide to Medicine Herbs (with Rebecca L. Johnson, Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. & David Kiefer, M.D.; Photographs by Steven Foster, with a Foreword by Andrew Weil, M.D). See our books pages.
When you need a high resolution file, we will send as an email attachment, if appropriate, or for large files, we will upload the image(s) to our FTP site.
For updates and new information see: Steven Foster's HerbalBlog
This site last updated: 7 March 2014