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Attracts butterflies

The profusion of blossoms for several weeks in summer is well worth the wait.

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"Jean says . . ."

As staff botanist at her botanical garden, Jean has always taken the time to be methodical in her research and identification of new specimen.  With The Compleat Botanica, Jean can create specimen labels that precisely identify a specimen with her database entry.  "There's too much at stake to leave it to chance," says Jean.

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Q:  Why doesn't the entire list of specimen show up when I change filters?

A:  The number of records that appear in the specimen list can be quite large.  In order to reduce the time it takes to build and display the list, its size is artificially limited when you first display a new filter.

This artificial limit can be increased or removed all together by using the Customize settings . . . area. see the full story.

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The Compleat Botanica for botanical gardens
Create lists of plants in bloom for easy reference by your docents and visitors.
No limit to the number of records per database. 
Find your data using relational database technology with very intuitive query capabilities.
Use all of the other features of The Compleat Botanica to prepare reports, print labels, and publish using templates.


Features for botanical gardens

  Custom categories

  Botanical spell-checker

  Family names

  Specimen tags

  All of the essential features of The Compleat Botanica

Data fields for botanical gardens

Just a few of the data fields useful for botanical gardens:

  Specimen number

  Blooming period

  Principal colors

  Life span

  Acquisition date


  Alphabetical index of all 160 fields used by The Compleat Botanica


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 Identification view.

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Frequently asked questions

  We are currently compiling a master list of our plant collections, ultimately leading to a book. Can we import data from Excel into the Compleat Botanica and print a book from it?

A:  Yes.  Data from Excel spreadsheets can be saved in a tab delimited format which can easily be imported into The Compleat Botanica.

The software has an excellent facility for publishing your data in book format and in hyper-linked Web format.

In addition, the software has an export feature that allows your data to be copied to word processors, page publishing tools, browsers, Web servers, etc.

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  How to create new specimen records.

A:  There are three ways to add new specimen records to your collection.

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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