Thursday, December 07, 2006

New Free Interactive Key to Wetland Monocots of the US

There is a new Interactive Key to Wetland Monocots of the US (ca.2400 taxa) available from PLANTS ( See ( for details.
It is free for use and download and requires no installation or registration.

The data set was developed cooperatively by the Missouri Botanical Garden and the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center and was compiled from numerous and varied sources by Dr. David Bogler of the Missouri
Botanical Garden (ca. 1.7 million data points). The automated plant key runs in a new version of SLIKS ( which is free and requires no installation. It lets you identify the monocots
known to occur in U.S. wetlands. The species list in this key is derived from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetland Inventory National List of Vascular Plant Species That Occur in Wetlands: 1998 National List.


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