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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 Checkbox Species in Wildflower Center master taxa list
NPD Checkbox Species from original Native Plant database
HCH Checkbox Species in Hill Country Horticulture
SWT Checkbox Species in Texas State University database
TMT Checkbox Species in St. Edward's Too Much of Texas
Plant Sale Checkbox 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 Checkbox Benefits songbirds
Hummingbirds Checkbox Benefits hummingbirds
Flowers Checkbox Interesting Flowers
Smell Checkbox Smells good
Fruit Checkbox Interesting Fruit
Interesting Foliage Checkbox Interesting Foliage
Attracts Butterflies Checkbox Attracts Butterflies
Larval Food Source Checkbox 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 Checkbox White/Cream
Red Checkbox Red
Pink Checkbox Pink
Orange Checkbox Orange
Yellow Checkbox Yellow
Green Checkbox Green
Blue Checkbox Blue
Purple Checkbox Purple
Violet Checkbox Violet
Brown Checkbox Brown
Black Checkbox Black
Bloom Period Text Area Comma delimited list of bloom months
Jan Checkbox January
Feb Checkbox February
Mar Checkbox March
Apr Checkbox April
May Checkbox May
Jun Checkbox June
Jul Checkbox July
Aug Checkbox August
Sep Checkbox September
Oct Checkbox October
Nov Checkbox November
Dec Checkbox 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: Checkbox Check if exhibits autumn foliage
Breeding System Text Agamospermous, Hermaphroditic, Heterostylous, Dioecious, Monoecious
Flower Conspicuous Checkbox 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 Checkbox Pineywoods
VR2 Checkbox Gulf Prairies & Marshes
VR3 Checkbox Post Oak Savannah
VR4 Checkbox Blackland Prairies
VR5 Checkbox Cross Timbers & Prairies
VR6 Checkbox South Texas Plains
VR7 Checkbox Edwards Plateau
VR8 Checkbox Rolling plains
VR9 Checkbox High Plains
VR10 Checkbox Trans Pecos Mtns. & Basins
Northeast Checkbox CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT
Mid-Atlantic Checkbox DE, KY, MD, NJ, OH, PA, VA, WV
Southeast Checkbox AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN
Midwest Checkbox IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, WI
Rocky Mountain Checkbox CO, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY
Southwest Checkbox AZ, NM, OK, TX
Northwest Checkbox AK, OR, WA
California Checkbox CA
Hawaii Checkbox HI
Canada Checkbox 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 Checkbox 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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