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Call me wacky, but I love paper mounted botanical specimens, and I really love being able to browse a database of same, as you can at the University of North Carolina's Botnet PlantSearch. If you don't have anything in particular to put into the search field, but still want to look around, begin wth "ListMajorGroups" and keep clicking the ol' buttons until you get to "ListTaxa", at which point you'll get a list with "group", "family", "genus", and "species" info, and the magic "view specimens" link. Play around a bit and you'll get the hang of it... or check out the more herbarium images link from the main page of the Virtual Herbarium.

I made a very nice (and very tame!) tile based on this specimen of Chinaberry, and mocked it up into a pretty nice example web page layout. I really like this.

Posted by taz on May 5, 2004 at 03:14 AM in Photography, Web tools | Permalink

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How lovely! We both seem to be in a "garden-y" state of mind today :)

Posted by: Auntie Anne | May 5, 2004 7:09:28 AM

Ooooh, another beauty! I love plant-inspired tiles, they are so calming. :)

Posted by: kristine | May 5, 2004 8:29:51 PM