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Plants in The Compleat Botanica sample database

Here's a sampling of some of the data supplied with The Compleat Botanica.

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Scents

   Faintly sweet flowers

Plants with a sweet fragrance noticeable only when you get up close.

   Sweet scented

Flowers with pleasing and sweet scented smells.

  Rank and nauseous

Plants with stinky leaves or flowers.

   Spicy, resinous, pungent

Flowers and leaves with spicy, resinous or pungent aroma.

Special features

   Autumn foliage

Plants with colorful autumn leaves.

   Butterfly hosts

Plants that are known to be hosts to specific butterflies.

   Colorful berries in winter

Plants with attractive and colorful berries in the winter months.

   Hummingbird attractors

Plants that attract hummingbirds.

Water conscious

   Drought tolerant plants

Plants that can tolerate sustained periods without water.

   Low moisture

Plants that require little or no extra water.

Health

   Hay fever pollen

Anemophilous plants, their pollen producing season, and their relative annoyance.

   Herbal medicine

Plants used traditionally as herbal remedies.

   Poisonous precautions

Common plants that are poisonous.

Agriculture

   Fruits, nuts, berries

Plants with edible fruits, nuts and berries.

   Vegetables, herbs and spices

Common and unusual vegetables, herbs and spices.

Utility

   Dyer's Pot

Plants used in traditional fabric dyeing.

Garden challenges

   Acidic soils

Plants that are adapted to acidic soils.

   Invasive, weedy, thorny, prickly

Invasive, weedy, thorny and prickly plants: nature's way of preservation.

   Rocky, sandy, gravelly and poor soils

Plants that prefer soils that aren't rich in humus.

   Seaside suitable

Plants that are well suited to the salt, wind, and harsh exposure of seaside conditions.

   Shady garden areas

Plants that prefer partial shade, full shade, or morning light only.

Last reviewed November 01, 2004   

 

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