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The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

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purple passionflower
Passiflora incarnata L.

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 2016 National Wetland Plant List
The wetland indicator status ratings from the 2016 National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) are now on our species profile pages and are fully searchable.
 NRCS pollinator references and documents--Updated
See NRCS pollinator-related literature and documentation, including the updated Technical Note TN.190.B.78 - Using 2014 Farm Bill Programs for Pollinator Conservation.
 Slide show for images
PLANTS now presents images in a "slide show", enabling PLANTS users to scroll through photos and line art, providing a faster and easier way to review images.
 PLANTS has new maps
Plants is trying out a new, more modern mapping system. Our new system allows users to scroll side to side and zoom in and out. At higher scale zoom levels users can see county-level data.
 Redesigned profile pages: Tabs
PLANTS has redesigned its profile pages for species and genera, now presented in tabs instead of across one large page. Your feedback has helped us improve our new design, and we welcome your additional input.
 Pocket Guide to Sagebrush
Funded partly by NRCS, a new guide to sagebrush is available. Written by Leila Shultz and produced by SageSTEP, this guide covers the characteristics, distribution, and habitats of 18 sagebrush species.
 Common Weeds in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
A bilingual guide to the common weeds of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is now available from the USDA NRCS. It is useful not only in the Caribbean region but also in tropical to warm temperate areas throughout the Americas and beyond.

Last Modified: 10/29/2020

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