Your wildflower search engine.
June 5, 2013 11:02 AM Subscribe
Search for wildflowers by location, color, flower shape, flower size and time of blooming. 3,126 plants indexed.
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This web site helps those of us with limited knowledge of botany to identify flowering plants that are found outside of gardens. This help is provided by presenting you with small images of plants. You can use a number of search techniques to get to the images that are most likely the plant you are looking for. When you click on a plant image the program shows you links to plant descriptions and more plant images. The site has about 5 ways of searching for a plant. You can use these searches in any combination. Some searches eliminate some plants from consideration. Most searches give a "score" to each plant depending on how well the plant matches the search criteria. The plants with the highest score are displayed at the top of the results. Click here for Instructions.
The display is divided into 3 regions. On the left, under Search Menus, are buttons that let you set the search criteria. The operation of these buttons are described below. On the right is a display showing the search criteria. In the middle is a window where the Search Results are displayed. Many images of plants can be displayed at one time. Below each image is a common name, a score and the scientific name. Click on any thumbnail image to obtain links to more information about that plant.
About the site, including additional instructions.