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Welcome to Explore Plants. Our goal is to assemble and disseminate information that will encourage the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes throughout North America. The Native Plant Information Network (NPIN) is designed to inform a broad audience ranging from members of the general public such as homeowners, wildflower enthusiasts, and gardeners to practicing professionals such as botanists, land managers, and government personnel.

You can dig a little deeper into NPIN history with the links below or start your native plant journey with the Explore Plants menu to the right.

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Citing the Native Plant Information Network

Native Plant Information Network, NPIN (2013). Published on the Internet http://www.wildflower.org/plants/ [accessed October 20, 2011]. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas, Austin, TX.

Linking to the Native Plants Database

It is possible to perform a query of the Native Plants Database from another website and link to the results. This is accomplished by composing a URL link that passes a query statement from your web site to ours. If the query returns more than one match, a list is presented with links to individual records.

Here are some examples on how to create a link (URL) on your web site that will display plant information from the Native Plants Database. Simply copy the code into your HTML document and modify the query to suit your needs.

Display records where genus is Lupinus
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/search.php?newsearch=true&search_field=Lupinus

Display record where species is Lupinus texensis
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/search.php?newsearch=true&search_field=Lupinus texensis

Display record where USDA Symbol is LUTE
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=LUTE

Display records where family is Fabaceae (Pea Family)
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/search.php?newsearch=true&family=Fabaceae

Linking to the Image Gallery

Here are instructions on how to create a link (URL) for your web site that will display photos from the Native Plant Information Network Image Gallery. Add a target="_blank" statement after the URL if you want the Image Gallery Page to open in a new window.

Display all photos where taxon is Lupinus texensis
http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/search.php?newsearch=true&search_field=Lupinus texensis

Display all photos where USDA Symbol is LUTE
http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/species.php?id_plant=LUTE

Display a specific image of Lupinus texensis and its detail page where ID = 12066
http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=12066

Display photos where family is Fabaceae (Pea Family)
http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/search.php?newsearch=true&family=Fabaceae

Display photos where family is Fabaceae (Pea Family) in a new browser window
http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/search.php?newsearch=true&family=Fabaceae target="_blank"