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Jan 10, 2016 11:22 AM CST
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Name: Morgan
IL (Zone 5b)
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I did a search but couldn't find any information on this topic. I do a lot of gardening with natives especially focused on providing host plants for wildlife. If I have pictures for instance showing an american lady butterfly nest built in pearly everlastings, would that be allowed to add to the plant database. If so, what category would it go under? I just thought someone looking up a plant might be interested in what wildlife eat that plant, and what the "damage" (for lack of a better term) to the plant would look like. It might encourage some to choose that plant, or at least not destroy the wildlife it is supporting.

Also, are there any plans to add a field to the database to add information about host plant status. I see there is a section for pollinators already, but host plant status is more specific and desirable information for wildlife gardeners.

It would be really sweet to be able to display the USDA / BONAP maps on native and introduced plant distribution in the database. I really don't want much, do I. Big Grin Just an idea.
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Jan 10, 2016 11:31 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: Ukraine Region: United States of America Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Morgan, right now host plant information is being added in the comments section. Scroll to the bottom of the page to read comments and click the blue link that says Post a comment to add your own comment/information: Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)
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Jan 10, 2016 11:37 AM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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molanic said:
It would be really sweet to be able to display the USDA / BONAP maps on native and introduced plant distribution in the database. I really don't want much, do I. Big Grin Just an idea.


I like the idea of displaying BONAP maps. They are my go to source for distribution data.
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Jan 10, 2016 11:38 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: Ukraine Region: United States of America Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
It sure is a great idea and would be wonderful if it could somehow be implemented in our database! Thumbs up
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~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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