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Definitions of Native Plant Database Fields

Taxonomy Table

Plant_General

Description

Scientific Name*

Text

Latin binomial

Family

Text

Plant Family

Common Name(s)

Text

Comma delimited list of common name(s) from ITIS

Synonym(s)

Text

Synonyms from ITIS

Name Number

Number

Name number from BG_Base

Last Updated

Text

Date record was last updated

Submitted by

Text

Author of data entry

Description

Memo

Text Description of species

Comments

Memo

Grower's Comments

References

Memo

Bibliography

TWC

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Species in Wildflower Center master taxa list

NPD

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Species from original Native Plant database

HCH

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Species in Hill Country Horticulture

SWT

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Species in Texas State University database

TMT

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Species in St. Edward's Too Much of Texas

Plant Sale

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Species in Wildflower Center Plant Sale

NAS URL

Text

URL to Native American Seed Catalog

 

 

 

Benefits Table

Plant_Benefit

Description

Scientific Name*

Text

Latin binomial linked to Plant_General

Ornamental Use

Memo

Text Description of ornamental uses

Wildlife Use

Memo

Text Description of wildlife uses

Food Use

Memo

Text Description of food uses

Medicinal Use

Memo

Text Description of medicinal uses

Other Uses

Memo

Text Description of other uses

Warning Notes

Memo

Text Description of danger/toxicity

Songbirds

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Benefits songbirds

Hummingbirds

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Benefits hummingbirds

Flowers

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Interesting Flowers

Smell

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Smells good

Fruit

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Interesting Fruit

Interesting Foliage

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Interesting Foliage

Attracts Butterflies

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Attracts Butterflies

Larval Food Source

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Larval Food Source

Nectar Food Source

Checkbox

Nectar Food Source

Deer Resistant

Checkbox

Deer Resistant

 

 

 

Bloom Table

Plant_Bloom

Description

Scientific Name*

Text

Latin binomial linked to Plant_General

Flower Color

Text

Comma delimited list of flower colors

White/Cream

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White/Cream

Red

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Red

Pink

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Pink

Orange

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Orange

Yellow

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Yellow

Green

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Green

Blue

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Blue

Purple

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Purple

Violet

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Violet

Brown

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Brown

Black

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Black

Bloom Period

Text Area

Comma delimited list of bloom months

Jan

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January

Feb

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February

Mar

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March

Apr

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April

May

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May

Jun

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June

Jul

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July

Aug

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August

Sep

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September

Oct

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October

Nov

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November

Dec

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December

 

 

 

Character Table

Plant_Character

Description

Scientific Name*

Text

Latin binomial linked to Plant_General

Duration

Text

Annual, Biennial, Short-lived Perennial, Perennial

Habit

Text

Herb, Subshrub, Shrub, Tree, Cactus/Succulent, Grass/Grass-like, Fern, Vine

Plant Height

Text

<1', 1-3', 3-6', 6-12', 12-36', 36-72', 72-100', >100'

Height Notes

Text

Additional information about height

Root Type

Text

Tap, Fibrous, Prop, Aerial, Buttress, Tuberous

Leaf Retention

Text

Deciduous, Evergreen, Semi-evergreen

Leaf Arrangement

Text

Alternate, Opposite, Whorled, Basal, Imbricate, Fascicled, Equitant

Leaf Complexity

Text

Simple, Even Pinnate, Odd Pinnate, Bipinnate, Tripinnate, Palmate

Leaf Shape

Text

Cordate, Cuneate, Deltoid, Elliptic, Lanceolate, Linear, Oblanceolate, Obovate, Ovate, Peltate, Perfoliate, Reniform, Spathulate, Subulate

Leaf Venation

Text

Dichotomous, Palmately Veined, Pinnately Veined, Parallel

Leaf Pubescence

Text

Glabrous, Glandular, Hirsute, Pilose, Puberulent, Tomentose, Scabrous, Stellate, Strigose, Villose

Leaf Margin

Text

Entire, Undulate, Crenate, Serrate, Serrulate, Double-serrate, Dentate, Denticulate, Ciliate, Incised, Lacerate, Laciniate, Lobed, Cleft, Parted, Pinnatifid, Palmatifid, Crispate

Leaf Apex

Text

Acuminate, Acute, Aristate, Cuspidate, Emarginate, Mucronate, Obtuse, Rounded, Truncate

Leaf Base

Text

Acuminate, Acute, Auriculate, Cordate, Cuneate, Hastate, Oblique, Rounded, Sagittate, Truncate

Leaf Texture

Text

Lethery, Papery, Spongy, Waxy, Smooth

Leaf Color

Text

Free form description of leaf color

Autumn Foliage:

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Check if exhibits autumn foliage

Breeding System

Text

Agamospermous, Hermaphroditic, Heterostylous, Dioecious, Monoecious

Flower Conspicuous

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Check if flower is conspicuous

Flower Symmetry

Text

Actinomorphic (Radially Symmetric), Zygomorphic (Bilaterally Symmetric)

Flower Size

Text

The measurement of an individual flower across its widest dimension

Inflorescence Type

Text

Axillary, Terminal, Cyme, Helicoid Cyme, Compound Cyme, Dichasium, Corymb, Compound Corymb, Spike, Spikelet, Raceme, Panicle, Umbel, Compound Umbel, Verticel, Spathe, Thyrse, Catkin, Head

Sepals

Text

Free form description of flower's sepals

Petals

Text

Free form description of flower's petals

Stamens

Text

Free form description of flower's stamens

Pistil

Text

Free form description of flower's pistil

Fruit Type

Text

Samara, Schizocarp, Winged Schizocarp, Nut, Achene, Pyxis, Follicle, Legume, Loment, Capsule, Silique, Silicle, Grain, Drupe, Berry, Aggregate, Accessory, Multiple, Pome, Pepo, Cone

Fruit Length

Text

Free form description of fruit length

Fruit Color

Text

Free form description of fruit color

 

 

 

Conditions Table

Plant_Conditions

Description

Scientific Name*

Text

Latin binomial linked to Plant_General

Light Requirement

Text

Sun, Part Sun, Shade, Part Shade

Water Use

Text

Low, Medium, High

Soil Moisture

Text

Wet, moist, Dry

Aquatic

Checkbox

Check if aquatic plant

Soil Description

Memo

Text description of soil characteristics

Soil pH

Text

Acidic (pH<6.8), Alkaline (ph>7.3), Circumneutral (6.8<pH<7.2)

CaCO3 Tolerance

Text

Low, Medium, High

Temperature Tolerance

Text

Heat Tolerant, Cold Hardy, Freezes Back, Root Hardy

Drought Tolerance

Text

Low, Medium, High

 

 

 

Distribution Table

Plant_Distribution

Description

Scientific Name*

Text

Latin binomial linked to Plant_General

Native Status

Text

Native status from ITIS

Native Distribution

Text

Text description of Native distribution

States

Text

Comma delimited list of state abbreviations

Topography

Memo

Text description of topography

Range/Habitat

Memo

Text description of range/habitat

ETS Listing

Text

State endangered rank

VR1

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Pineywoods

VR2

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Gulf Prairies & Marshes

VR3

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Post Oak Savannah

VR4

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Blackland Prairies

VR5

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Cross Timbers & Prairies

VR6

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South Texas Plains

VR7

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Edwards Plateau

VR8

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Rolling plains

VR9

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High Plains

VR10

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Trans Pecos Mtns. & Basins

Northeast

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CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT

Mid-Atlantic

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DE, KY, MD, NJ, OH, PA, VA, WV

Southeast

Checkbox

AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN

Midwest

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IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, WI

Rocky Mountain

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CO, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY

Southwest

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AZ, NM, OK, TX

Northwest

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AK, OR, WA

California

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CA

Hawaii

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HI

Canada

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CN

 

 

 

Propagation Table

Plant_Propagation

Description

Scientific Name*

Text

Latin binomial linked to Plant_General

Propagation Season

Text

Comma delimited list of months

Propagation Material

Text

Seeds, Softwood Cuttings, Semi-hardwood Cuttings, Hardwood Cuttings, Root Cuttings, Root Division, Budding, Grafting, Clump Division, Tubers, Tissue Culture

Grower's Comments

Memo

 

Propagation Description

Memo

 

Seed Collection

Memo

 

Seed Treatment

Text

 

Commercially Available

Checkbox

Checked if commercially available

Growth Period

Text

 

Growth Rate

Text

 

When

Text

 

Where

Text

 

How

Text

 

Maintenance

Memo

 

 

 

 

Image Gallery

Images_Botanical

Description

Scientific Name*

Text Area

Latin binomial linked to Plant_General

Family

Text Area

Plant Family from Kartesz

Common Name(s)

Text Area

Comma delimited list of common name(s) from ITIS

Accession Date

Text Area

Date image was added to gallery

PCD

Text Area

Photo CD number

Image

Text Area

Image number on Photo CD

File Name

Text Area

Unique file name

Slide Index

Text Area

Code for original slide database

Collection ID

Text Area

Collection name, if any

City

Text Area

City image was taken

County

Text Area

County image was taken

State

Text Area

State image was taken

Region

Text Area

Region image was taken

Location Notes

Memo

Free form description of location

Photographer

Text Area

Full photographer Name

Photographer ID

Text Area

Photographer initials

Original Format

Text Area

35MM, Digital, Print

Photo Category

Text Area

Flower(s), Flower Bud(s), Cone(s), Fruit(s), Seed(s), Foliage, Bark, Whole Plant(s), Field, Other

Photo Notes

Text Area

Free form description of image

Orientation

Text Area

Landscape or Portrait

Year Taken

Text Area

Date image was taken

Verified

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Yes/No

Verifier

Text Area

Name of image verifier

Verify Date

Text Area

Date image verified

Geographic Status

Text Area

Native status from ITIS

 

 

 

*indicates required field

 

 

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