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Cercis canadensis

A springtime herald.

Numerous red buds on last year's bare wood gives this plant its common name: redbud.

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Customer profiles

   Plant society
   Wetland management

Others like you . . .

  Professional groups
  Botanical sciences


"Judy says . . ."

Judy has organized a watershed protection society for her local class three stream.  "I'm developing a list of both the natives and the invasives of the watershed to help make our community outreach message more powerful."  By putting in the extra effort Judy has taught herself while teaching others.
Did you know?

Q:  I want to sort my collection. Is there an easy way to do that?

A:  Yes, sorting is part of the filtering process. After you've created the filter in the Filter View, switch to the Specimen View to see the records that match your criteria. To sort, simply click on a column header. Sorting by two columns is possible by simply clicking on another column.  See the full story.

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  The not so obvious . . .

Software snapshots

There are 17 side-by-side data entry views making it easy to access and update your data.  Be sure to check out the Biodiversity View.

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The Compleat Botanica and the conservationist
Develop lists of native, endemic, and rare plants in a conservation area for informed management decisions.
Share lists with the interested public.
Prepare professional lists for hearings, environmental impact reports, etc.
Use all of the other features of The Compleat Botanica to develop and publish plant-related reports.


Features for the conservationist

  Flexible specimen lists

  Data sharing


  Local customizations

  All of the essential features of The Compleat Botanica

Data fields for the conservationist

Just a few of the data fields useful to conservationists:

  Plant community

  Biotic community

  FESA listing

  IUCN Red List

  Native status

  Exotic status

  Noxious weed

  Wetland indicator

  Wetland classification

  Alphabetical index of all 160 fields used by The Compleat Botanica



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Frequently asked questions

  I've been using Windows Me for a long time and it seems to work just fine. Why should I upgrade?

A:  Earlier versions of The Compleat Botanica ran satisfactorily on Windows 98 and Windows Me. The latest version however uses the full power and capability of the newer operating systems. Only Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP are now supported.

Many of the computers that now use Windows 98 or Windows Me can be easily upgraded to Windows 2000 or Windows XP without any change in hardware. Upgrading in most cases is hassle-free. The result is a more stable system and one which can run the newer more powerful software like the latest edition of The Compleat Botanica.

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 Frequently Asked Questions

Tips . . .

  How to create new specimen records.

A:  There are three easy ways to create a new specimen record:

The first way is to find the appropriate botanical name in the taxonomic checklist and press the create new specimen button located in the bottom right-hand corner of the view. This works best if you know the true botanical name.

The second way is to search the vernacular list for the common name of the plant, then press the create new specimen button. This works well if you're unsure of the proper spelling of the botanical name or if you only know the common name.

The third way is to press the new specimen button at the bottom of the specimen list. This works best when you know the full botanical name of the specimen to be added.  See the full story.

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Last reviewed December 05, 2009   


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