SEARCH the (UK) WILD FLOWER FINDER Website
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There are now THREE differing ways of searching this website.
THE TEXT BELOW REQUIRES EDITTING IN THE LIGHT OF THE ABOVE NEW CHECKBOX SEARCH METHOD
For instance, to search for a five-petalled yellow flower with round stems flowering in April by method 1 use the following search string:
You can also search for smell, for example smell?cloves
(in any order) providing you adhere to the specific spellings and syntax, as shown by the keys below, (which in particular means putting the single-character wild-card '?' between the object and the search word without spaces), but you may truncate long words with the multi-character wildcard, *.
Search for Genus Name using 'genus?name'
Search for all photographs submitted by any one contributor.
The site is automatically re-indexed only every fortnight, so brand new items may not yet be searchable.
Clicking on one of the table headings will invoke the HELP and KEY (on an extra page) for that selected heading.
Clicking on a single entry such as petals?6 will show you all the search results for flowers with six petals but this is rather pointless (unless you have a narrow screen) because you can get the same results by going to the first column and selecting, for instance, a colour or a month or a stem shape, etc, and in the second column you get the same results and retain the in-frame user-friendliness.
Searching with the search function comes into it's own when searching on two or more parameters, such as given in the the above blue-boxed example.
A simple single-parameter search can be performed simply by clicking in one of the above boxes. More complicated multi-parameter searches, such as the example below, need to be entered manually.
N.B. Where applicable, flower refers to the colour of the outer petals (if present). In those cases where there are central florets present then inner refers to the colour of those but only if it is of a different colour to that of the outer petals. In cases where there are just petals and no central florets, the inner colour may refer to any change in colour that may occur towards the centre of the petals. Or it may refer to a minor colour present on the flower (stripes, marks, blobs, blotches, or to the stamens/anthers if they are of a prominent colour, etc, anything that may help you identify the flower).
Thus, if the flower you are trying to identify has more than one colour, then use flower for the major colour and inner for the minor colour, otherwise leave inner out of the search altogether. When the flower is of just one colour, the inner colour definition may be absent altogether and in these cases do not search for an inner of the same colour as flower; it wont find any - just leave inner off the search.
You can actually search the entire Wild Flower Website by using just ordinary searches, rather than the particular special keys mentioned above which are highly specific.