The article presents the results of ethno-botanical studies conducted in Qobustan district of Azerbaijan and the creation of an electronic database of useful plants of the district. The situation in ethnobotany is briefly analyzed, the necessity and advantages of the use of modern information and communication technologies in this field are substantiated. It was determined that of the 1200 plant species distributed in Qobustan, 443 species belonging to 293 genera and 82 families are useful. Most of them are medicinal (428 species), ornamental (214) and food (179), significantly less fodder (68), technical (62), dye (59) and melliferous plants (58). The local population most often use 89 species belonging to 72 genera and 35 families. The data on these species, indicating their useful properties are given. The main characteristics of the electronic database, its structure, working principle, information on 24 parameters of plants entered into the database and interface of output information about plants are provided.