Texas Plant Information Database

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Species Query Help

Some simple tips for finding plants that are applicable to your site:

1) Your first query has already been created by picking a region on the map. Just click the "Submit" button and all plants recommended for your chosen region will appear.

2) After executing your query, click the back button twice, and you can select plants for another region as explained in step 1).

3) After executing your query, click the back button once, and you can easily create a more complex query. Select an attribute then select one or more values for that attribute. Only values that apply to the attribute appear in the values box. Then click the "Add Attributes" button. You may add as many attributes and values as are appropriate to your site. When you are ready, again click the "Submit" button.

4)As you add values and attributes, you can see the query being built in the text box. At any time you may reset the query and start over by clicking the "Reset" button.

5) Adding more than one value is exactly the same process as picking more than one file in Windows. By holding the Shift or Control key while clicking the left button at the same time, more than one value may be selected.

6) Try just a few attribues and values first, since more complex queries result in fewer selected plants. However, virtually any combination of attributes and values results in a valid query.

Query Results Help

Some simple tips for understanding the Query Result:

1) In most browsers, the query you constructed is displayed at the top of the Result Page.

2) The number of plants selected is also displayed at the top of the page. If 0 plants are selected, you may want to simplify your query by selecting fewer attributes and values.

3) Plants are presented in best Erosion Index value followed by best Wildlife Index value.

4) By clicking on the common name or scientific name for the plant, all detail information on the plant will be displayed.