logo Calflora Plant List Definition Help
As a Calflora contributor, you can use the Plant List Definition application to make your own plant lists for special purposes.

A plant list defined by this application is useful for searching, with either Observation Hotline or What Grows Here?. A plant list may also be useful for data collection with the phone applications.

If you are a member of a group, then any plant lists associated with the group will also be available to you. If you define your own plant list, you can share it with any one of your groups.

Please contact Calflora support with any questions about using this application.

Adding Plants to a List
You can add plant names to a list either one at a time, or by pasting in a list.

When you add plants one at a time, you can put in any name you want -- no spelling correction is attempted. If you need to, you can put in the name of a cultivar such as

    Arctostaphylos 'Pacific Mist'.
You can even put in something like
    Rattus norvegicus
(hint: that is not really the name of a plant).

When you paste in a list of plants, only those that are considered past or current scientific names of plants that grow wild in California will be accepted. The application will show you any plant names that were not accepted, so that you can adjust the spelling and try again.

Using a Plant List
Once you have selected a plant list, press the Illustrated Plant List link to see a version of the list with three photos of each plant.

Press the Observation Hotline link to search for those plants in a particular area of the state.


• January, 2017:   v. 1.44 released.

• December, 2012:   v. 0.50 released.