Specifying climate zone ranges
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Plant hardiness and heat tolerance span a range of zones and are thus specified with a description like "Zones 06a-09b" or "AHS 06-09".  The drop-down combo-boxes used to specify and display climate zones allow you to enter descriptions just like this.

Because the drop-down list only shows the individual zones, you'll have to specify zonal ranges by typing the codes in the text-entry portion of the combo-box.  The color-patches are automatically assigned when you press the <TAB> key and go to the next field.


Here's what the results will look like:

The Sunset climate zones that an individual species is adapted to are frequently discontinuous ranges.  For example, the coldest climate zones would include zones 01-02, zone 15, and zones 44-45.  Here's how multiple zonal ranges will look:

There are six climate fields that allow multiple codes:

Climate field

Plant community

2 USDA Hardiness
3 Sunset climate zones
4 AHS heat zones
5 Acceptable soil pH
6 Optimal soil texture

See also

   The Category View

   Customizing your categories

   Setting default values for new specimen records

   Using codes as shortcuts in the category fields

   Categories that allow free-form data entry

   How do I specify more than one best use, desirable quality or adverse quality for a specimen?

   Custom categories

For an index to other topics see

   Using the Compleat Botanica


Last reviewed March 25, 2004   


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