Plant websites

Started by David Pilling, December 21, 2022, 09:44:11 AM

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David Pilling

I got this message today. Interesting for the plants, also as a comparison to the PBS wiki.

"I run 3 homepages which combine a botanical key with pictures. My aim is to describe the Flora of Germany (, the ornamental plants of Germany ( and the Flora of the Alps and the Mediterranean from Greece to Portugal ("


David Pilling

Individuals can do a lot. This is an example for the UK:

I suspect he went out hiking every week with a camera.

Martin Bohnet

I know and use (the one he tries to rebrand to flora-de for quite a while now. google doesn't follow ;) )  and for several years now, both are good sites with very good keys and descriptions. The Germany one is covering a good portion of the flora - with Mittelmeerflora I'm not competent enough to judge the bandwith. I think I've seen Zierpflanzenflora for the first time today, but I think he's totally in over his head with that one.

So: What's the idea, why did he contact us?
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)

Diane Whitehead

What a well-designed site the UK one is!  Everything right there.

Interesting information about more than just plants, too.  Like how butterfly wings are pigmented.
Diane Whitehead        Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
cool mediterranean climate  warm dry summers, mild wet winters  70 cm rain,   sandy soil

David Pilling

Quote from: Martin Bohnet on December 21, 2022, 10:59:13 AMSo: What's the idea, why did he contact us?

He wanted to use some of my photos from the PBS wiki, of ranuculus asiaticus:

which is not a particularly interesting fact.