Plant Database forum: New data field: Dynamic Accumulators

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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Jul 28, 2014 2:09 PM CST Admin

Today I added a new data architecture checkbox for dynamic accumulators. These are plants that accumulate elements from the soil (or air) into their leaves. I also wrote a script to automatically check off the details for each plant that I knew about that were accumulators.

12,751 plants had something checked off. This affected the following plants:

Achillea millefolium
Allium sativum
Allium schoenoprasum
Alyssum murale
Amaranthus retroflexus
Anagallis arvensis
Anthemis arvensis
Arctium minus
Atriplex hastata
Azolla filiculoides
Borago officinalis
Brassica napus
Capsella bursa-pastoris
Carduus nutans
Carum carvi
Carya ovata
Chenopodium album
Cichorium intybus
Cirsium arvense
Cornus florida
Daucus carota
Fagopyrum esculentum
Festuca rubra
Foeniculum vulgare
Galium aparine
Helianthus annuus
Larrea tridentata
Lemna minor
Linaria vulgaris
Linum usitatissimum
Matricaria chamomilla
Medicago lupulina
Medicago sativa
Melissa officinalis
Mentha x piperita
Nasturtium officinale
Navarretia squarrosa
Oenothera biennis
Petroselinum crispum
Portulaca oleracea
Potentilla anserina
Poterium sanguisorba
Pteridium aquilinum
Robinia pseudoacacia
Rumex acetosella
Rumex obtusifolius
Salsola tragus
Senecio vulgaris
Sonchus arvensis
Stellaria media
Symphytum officinale
Tanacetum vulgare
Taraxacum officinale
Thlaspi caerulescens
Trifolium pratense
Trifolium repens
Tussilago farfara
Typha latifolia
Urtica urens
Valeriana officinalis
Valeriana officinalis
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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Jul 28, 2014 3:33 PM CST
Very interesting to see a scientific reason for companion planting. Now I must find more things to read about the relationship of plants.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Jul 28, 2014 8:30 PM CST
I noticed that & came to see what's up. Good one Dave! Thumbs up

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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Jul 28, 2014 9:00 PM CST
This is great!

I just looked up Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) and this is what is shown:

Dynamic Accumulator:

P (Phosphorus)
K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Mg (Magnesium)
Fe (Iron)
Cu (Copper)
Si (Silicon)
Na (Sodium)

Wonderful addition, Dave! Thank You!

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