The FLORA OF VIRGINIA APP, developed by The FLORA OF VIRGINIA PROJECT (www.floraofvirginia.org), is the comprehensive catalogue of the plants of Virginia.
Whether a wildflower from a weedy roadside, a shrub from a coastal dune, or a tree from a deep Appalachian hollow, you can identify the species with The FLORA OF VIRGINIA APP.
The FLORA OF VIRGINIA APP leverages all of the data found in FLORA OF VIRGINIA, originally published in 2012 by the FLORA OF VIRGINIA PROJECT in partnership with Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia Native Plant Society, Virginia Academy of Science, Virginia Botanical Associates and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
The FLORA OF VIRGINIA APP and the FLORA OF VIRGINIA describe nearly 3,200 plant species native to or naturalized in Virginia in nearly 200 families. The FLORA OF VIRGINIA APP does not need an internet connection, allowing you to have access to the entire database no matter where your wanderings take you.
The FLORA OF VIRGINIA APP combines information from several other ecological data sets with the FLORA’s own data, including moisture regime, light regime, level of invasiveness, state and global rareness rankings, and listings as rare or endangered. Emphasis is on habitats, ecological earmarks of natives. The data is presented in 2 ways – Full Dichotomous Keys and a simple to use Graphic Key.
App features include:
- Original illustrations and photos
- Pop-up botanical glossary
- Range maps
- County location filter
- Ability to arrange plants by scientific name, common name, genus name, or family name.
- Botanical Help and a rich Reference Library
The Foundation of the Flora of Virginia Project is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2001 with the mandate to produce a modern Flora Virginica, originally published in the Netherlands in 1739 using the observations and collections of John Clayton. That objective took ten years to accomplish, culminating with the publication of the FLORA of VIRGINIA in 2012. The first version of the FLORA OF VIRGINIA APP launched in 2017. The Project is evergreen, requiring continuous work to keep the science current and improve usability. Learn how you can support the work of The FLORA OF VIRGINIA PROJECT at https://floraofvirginia.org/donate.