The Plants Map plant finder search tool will be launching August 2018.
The plant finder tool is an enhanced search page to find plant profiles based on the search criteria and filters that you choose. The purpose of the plant finder is to allow visitors and users the ability to discover the best plant profiles based on their interests and to provide core plants that users can add to their own profile to begin a plant list.
How to begin
There are two ways to begin: 1) Search by name or description or 2) Use the filters only for a broader search by purpose, growing preferences and attributes.
Search by name or description
- By name: This will search for matches in the botanical name, common name or trade name fields of plants. The more complete you enter the name, the more exact the match.
- By description: This will allow you to search for keywords, terms or phrases within a plant story such as cut flowers, great in containers, long bloom season, etc.
- Further refine your search results by using the filters for purpose, category, growing preferences, etc.
Search by filters only
Filters will include: purpose, botanical name, category, classification, growing preferences, characteristics such as size, flower color, and other attributes.
The purpose filters will include:
- Plants to visit: These will be plants from only organization profiles that have indicated in their profile that they are a public landscape.
- Plants of interest: These plants will have the most unique and authentic stories provided by the users.
- Plants to buy: these plants will be from members of our Resource section that have added the Buy It plant tab to their plant profiles.
Among the results you will see Core Plants represented with a Plants Map logo. These core plants will be ones that you can add to your own profile with basic plant and growing details provided. You will be able to modify the plant with your own photos, story, notes, and owner details which is highly encouraged.
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