|About Calflora: Services and Applications|
Mission / Vision
My Calflora (customize your experience)
Terms of Service / FAQ
Registration / Join the Community
Plant Observation Entry (POE) (Help)
Survey / Checklist Entry (Help)
My Observations (Help)
(review and edit your records)
What Grows Here? (Help)
What Grows Here? Wizard
Survey / Checklist Search (Help)
Searching for Observations
Searching for Plants
What is Calflora?
Calflora is 1. a website you can use to learn about plants that grow wild in California (both native plants and weeds); and 2. a nonprofit organization responsible for providing this service. Calflora is run by the team described above. Information in Calflora comes from many sources: public agencies, non-profits, scientists, private donors, and you!
Find Out About a Plant
You can enter the common or scientific name of a plant to find out about it. Or, use the name wizard to just enter part of a name and have the wizard make suggestions. The result is an illustrated table of plants that match the name you entered. Click one of the plants in the table to learn the details about that plant -- in particular, where it's been observed in California.
Try it out!
Find Out What Plants Grow in a Place
You can also choose a place and get an illustrated list of the plants that grow there. We call that
Try it out!
There's a lot more to Calflora than these basic tools -- you can learn about Calflora's more advanced features at the top of this page, where you will find links to many web applications concerning California plants.
We ask you to Register
No one is required pay for access to the data on Calflora. But we do ask you to register. It helps us measure use, improve your experience of Calflora, and it helps us when we ask foundations for support. Registering is free.
If you register as a contributor, you can take part in another level of Calflora, which includes contributing observations, commenting on other's observations, participating in groups, getting help with plant identification, etc.
Once you register, please don't let anyone else use your account. This is especially important if you register as a contributor. (When more than one person uses the same account to contribute observations, quality control becomes difficult for everyone involved.) If you need to work closely with other contributors, start a group and invite the others to join it.
Compliance Documents and Other Professional Use of Calflora
Those who use Calflora for their work (to follow CEQA or NEPA guidelines, or other professional work) pay an annual service fee. Please contact Calflora to learn more.
Any financial contribution you make to Calflora is used for these purposes:
Contact us for Support
An important part of the service that Calflora provides is support. We're eager to answer any questions you have about any part of Calflora.
Participate in the Calflora Community
We (the Calflora team) rely on a community of interested and engaged users. If you are interested in wild plants in California, you are cordially invited to join this community. For instance, if you are aware of a plant growing wild in some park or other location where it is not yet shown on Calflora, we urge you to become a contributor and to add an observation of that plant where you know it grows.
Equally important: if you notice information on Calflora
that seems wrong or incomplete, please
Volunteers are an important part of the ongoing quality assurance process. If you have the inclination and a little bit of time, we would love to have your help. Here are some particular volunteer jobs:
What Grows Here?,
In accordance with Federal law and US Department of Agriculture policy, Calflora is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
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