This web page enables individuals to build their own vascular plant database complete with photographs, plant characteristics, identification keys, distribution maps, etc. anywhere in North America. Gardeners who want to assess flowering season, flower color, plant duration, nativity, or to see photographs of plant species that grow in their own gardens can do so simply by clicking on the names of plants that grow there. College professors whose job it is to teach their students how to identify plants that grow in local fields or forests; or grade school and high school teachers who want to teach or inspire their kids to learn to identify local wildflowers and trees can do so simply by reducing the number of plants to just a few that grow locally.
Foresters, range managers, conservationists and other plant researchers employed by state or federal government agencies can build comprehensive species inventories for rare plants, aquatic or toxic plants, or other specialty plant groups that grow on their study site. Furthermore, the precise location of each study site can be plotted to within several feet to several miles (depending on what georeference scale is desired). Each database site can be fixed permanently on a Google map via a BUBBLE LOCATION. To maintain privacy and security of all sites, the BUBBLE LOCATIONS can be hidden or viewed publicly.
To facilitate the process of
building your own database, and to establish external and internal
standardization, the taxonomy and nomenclature used will be updated
annually, thus eliminating data degradation. BONAP will continue to
work with specialists and experts worldwide to assure that the
highest degree of scientific accuracy is maintained.
To build your database, please follow the instructions detailed below:
Step 1: Enter your address or location. Then click "Find Location". Note: Using a street address or a zip code will result in a greater resolution than using a city or state alone.
If you wish to prevent others from altering or removing your BUBBLE LOCATION, please select the checkbox below. Otherwise, click “OK”.
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