A natural dewdrop catcher
Always a visual pleasure after a rainfall or a night of heavy
dew, these leaves catch the water in delightful bubbles.
Jeffrey knows that effective wetland management requires field work,
policy decisions, and good staff support. "My staff assistant uses
The Compleat Botanica to inventory the plant species known to exist in
our mitigation projects. Together with our part-time biologist
they identify and track the invasion of unwanted species."
Q: Does the botanical name have to be in every specimen list?
No. As a reasonable first guess, new filters start out with the
botanical name as the first column of every filter. This is entirely
If you choose a different item to replace it, you will have a
surprisingly different looking specimen list. This is because the
first item in the filter is always displayed in the prominent top-half of
each specimen row. This position does not scroll left and right with
the rest of the list, but stays fixed to the left-hand side of the list.
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Q: Do you supply a printed manual with the software?
Yes. The software comes with a quick guide entitled:
Getting the most out of the Compleat Botanica.
addition to this printed quick guide, there are approximately 600 cross-referenced HTML documents
that provide a tour of the software, describe how to manage your data,
provide tips for getting more out of the software, and provide
links to plant related Web sites.
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Q: How to find plant names.
A: Looking for a hard to
remember name can be frustrating, especially when you're not an expert
in botanical names. The software provides several ways to search for
names, each useful for different searching problems.
If you know a plant by its common name, use the list of vernacular
If you know part or all of the botanical name, you can use either the
vernacular name list or the Find facility of the
If you're certain that you have a specimen record for a particular
name, you can use the
Find facility of the specimen view. See the full story.
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