We are updating this section, but here’s a rundown of the current steps. When you click on “flowering plant” for non-crops, it brings you to a page that looks like this. Focal plants are listed under “common” or “rare” headings in the grey bars.
To choose a plant that’s not on the focal plant lists, scroll down to the bottom until you see the yellow “look for more” button and click it.
Now you can type in your plant in the “search” box located under “plant selection” at the top.
If you don’t see your species, you can search for and select its genus or family. For example, below maybe I wanted to survey “chives” but it didn’t come up, so I search for the genus that chives are in (Allium). It gives me a couple species of Allium other than chives, but also give me the option to just choose “Genus Allium.” I can write “chives” in the notes section. Don’t forget to click “done” in the upper right after you select the circle next to your plant choice.
If you cant find either the genus or the species, you can search “other” and choose that and put the species in the notes. If there’s a species you want to survey that isn’t listed, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try to get it added on. We’ve tried to add as many of the most common plants we can, but we may not have every species, there are a lot of plants in WI, especially ornamentals!