Introduction to PLANTS - Welcome to the PLANTS Database

NRCS: A repository of plant data U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service National Plant Data Team (NPDT) P L A lant ist of ccepted N

omenclature, T axonomy & S ymbols Mark Skinner Meeting NRCS field office, customer, cooperator, and public plant information needs

NRCS strategic database NRCS Integrating With Botanical Community Working with Flora of North America participants, International Compositae Alliance, Global Gymnosperm Tree of Life

Consortium, and others. Assisting the community with small grants program for specialists. PLANTS follows international plant nomenclature standards (ICBN). Linking occurrences with specimens, whenever possible. PLANTS Web Site Top 50 Focuses on U.S. and its territories Directly accessible to traditional & non-traditional clients, cooperators, and the public Data continuously updated [email protected]

PLANTS Includes: Names, Checklists, and Classification Distribution Legal Status Wetland T&E Noxious, Invasive

Plant guides Images & Links Culturally significant plants State & County Distribution Complete state coverage for vascular plants PR/VI & DC included Pacific Basin islands being integrated North America north of the

U.S. included County level for vascular plants Completeness varies by state Gap filling underway MD being completed Distribution based primarily on specimens and literature

Galler y Browse photos, or Select using a query form View by name or

thumbnail Links to Plant Profile Nearly 50,000+ Images PLANTS: Searches Name search Scientific name Common name Symbol

State search More specific Advanced search Very specific Access nearly all data Fact Sheets & Plant Guides

Ca. 900 species available as doc or pdf files Explains how to utilize, establish, manage, & maintain Includes culturally significant information Plant Materials & NPDT partnership Culturally Significant Plant Information Assisting Native American Clients Cultural Uses Documentation

Description Adaptation Establishment Management Sources from CalPhotos References Technical Notes in progress: #1 Traditional Ecological Knowledge: An Important Facet of Natural Resources Conservation #2 Indigenous Uses, Management, and Restoration of Oaks in the Far Western United States #3 Prairies and Wetlands of Coastal Washington, Oregon, and California: Their

Native American Uses and Management Promoting Plant Materials Information PLANTS and Plant Materials (PM) Integration PM Web site Fact Sheets & Plant Guides Plant Identification When used on-line: Links to PLANTS Profile Links to glossary through Google

Can be downloaded and used in the field Use any character to start identification process Wildlife Habitat Values Integrated into Plant Profile where available

Provides wildlife habitat ratings by plant species for animal groups About 1000 plant species covered. Plant Characteristics

Compiled for 2,500+ conservation plant species 100 characteristics Can be used as a filter in the Advanced Search These data support other applications Agency Working Lists NRCS State Grazing Lands & Spatial Analysis Tool (GSAT) List

Can contain any plant symbol in PLANTS Uses State common names Input by State PLANTS Coordinator NRCS State Plants List State plant list comparable to State PLANTS Checklist except with state common names. State common names input by State PLANTS Coordinator. Related Applications Accessible Through PLANTS Crop Nutrient Tool Augments Agricultural Waste

Management Field Handbook Ecological Site Information System Plant & soil data for natural areas, providing a standard for planning. Future Improvements To PLANTS

Web Services Pollinator Conservation Information Phytoremediation Information Cover Crop Information Gap Filling and Added Data & Images Increased Distribution Linked to Specimens Pacific Basin Distribution Notes fields with cultural info, nomenclatural issues. Visit the PLANTS Web site USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

National Plant Data Center

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