PlantID.net is produced by Bruce Homer-Smith and the Marin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.
PlantID.net is a collaboration of photographers, plant experts and writers. This page acknowledges many of those contributors, and describes what is required to copy materials found on PlantID.net to include in your own non-commercial work.
Thanks to calflora.org, wildflowersearch.com, and the Jepson Herbarium for making their database information available for this site.
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Bruce Homer-Smith (BHS) firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin Jakob (KJ) email@example.com
David Long (DL) firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Plant Expert
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This Contributions page documents many but not all of the people who have made this site useful.
I freely use facts, such as plant and family names, leaf length, and blooming season, that I find in books such as Marin Flora and Introduction To California Spring Wildflowers, and in web sources such as calflora.org, wikipedia.org and calphotos.berkeley.edu. However, I correct them for Marin County conditions whenever I can, adjusting plant sizes and blooming period based on my own observations and recommendations from local experts.
This site would not be possible without sustained generous input from dozens of local experts. I find them in the Marin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, and when taking organized plant walks, and occasionally just by the side of the trail. I love the simple, friendly, open spirit I find in people happily absorbing nature.
Want to contribute?
· Be a local expert for a specific area. If you know all the plants a person walking in your area would be likely to notice, we’d like to work with you to get that knowledge up on the site.
· Send in your favorite digital plant photos. We’re looking for sharp focus on leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, or overall profile – in other words, photos that would help someone identify the plant in front of them. Beauty is greatly appreciated too, but our focus is on plant identification.
· Help us with computer stuff. This includes assembling plant pages, managing photos, programming, getting web server capacity, etc.
When you volunteer, we’ll agree on how you want to be credited. You can work anonymously, use a pseudonym, or use your real name. You can credit the department or organization you work for. You can supply your email and/or phone if you want to network with other contributors.
Last Updated 4/4/16 by BHS