Variegated clump-forming foliage
Wooly and aromatic leaves provide attractive groundcover in USDA
Zones 7 to 8
Marguerite became fascinated with herbal tinctures at an early age. "I
must have read over 30 books about the subject going deeper and deeper
into the history and the folklore." She started organizing her
research with 3x5 cards before moving to a computer spreadsheet.
Now she uses The Compleat Botanica, "I'll never go back."
Q: How do I add items to the list of tags to print?
Whenever you add a new specimen to your collection, the Tag needs
printing box is checked. Later when you use the Print tags .
. . command, those items that are checked will be included in the list
of tags to print. When the tags have been printed, the Tag needs
printing box has its check removed.
You re-include an item in the
list by simply checking the box again.
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Q: I'm not clear if your software comes preloaded with
some kind of botanical database or if it's empty and ready to enter my
A: The Compleat Botanica comes with a sample database of wild and
cultivated plants containing approximately 5000 entries. This is
an excellent starting point for building your own collection of
data and pictures; nevertheless, the world's collection of
plant-related data is vast and personal interests are varied.
The best use for The Compleat Botanica is for researching,
organizing, and educating yourself using the tools provided with
For ideas about where to obtain public domain data and pictures
relating to your area of interest, refer to the page
Research groups and plant
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Q: How do I export data from the software?
A: The Export command writes files in XML format. XML is an acronym for eXtensible Markup
Language. It is a standard adopted by
the World Wide Web Consortium for writing files that are “self descriptive”. The formal definition of an XML file is
contained in a data type definition (DTD) file. The DTD used by The Compleat Botanica is specified in the file
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