Arboretum Database is On Line!!! July 28, 2014Posted by stuffilikenet in Uncategorized.
When I asked the curators about the locations and inventory of plants at the SF Arboretum I was shown a prototype database. This was maybe eight years ago. Yesterday* (one of the most beautiful days on the year here in SF) I was at the Arboretum and asked again.
Apparently the database has been on line for YEARS, linking the Family, Genus, Species and Bed number. The search page allows you to search by Common Name (Examples: Lily, Passion Flower, Bottlebrush, or Poppy), Scientific Name (Examples: Magnolia campbellii, Quercus, Brugmansia, or Bomarea caldasii), Scientific Family Name (Examples: Asteraceae, Poaceae, Rosaceae, or Fab*), Collection, Bed Number (Examples: 5A, 11B, 29B, 42C, or 74–they provide a link to the BED MAP, which you will need), Accession Number (Examples: 1987-0580, 1984-0276, XY-0578, or 2010) and Flowering Time.
*I should tell you that the pictures I usually would take never happened because I was so entranced I didn’t want to break the spell. Seriously, it was so beautiful it took my breath away. Go now and be enchanted.