Utah Valley University Herbarium
Mt. Timpanogos and Utah Factsheet Projects
Mt. Timpanogos Wildflower Factsheet Project
The primary goal for this pilot project is to create a factsheet webpage for every plant species in the Mt. Timpangos vicinity. Later, the project will be expanded to cover other floristically unique regions of the state. The basic factsheet is constructed to be informative to the general public and not heavily geared to the scientific community. The main factsheet page will include:
Utah Plant Factsheet Project
After the completion of the Mt. Timpanogos pilot project, the factsheet website will be expanded to include all plant species, native and naturalized in the region. The Mt. Timpanogos Factsheets will still remain closely linked to the image database; however, they will become a subset of the total scope of the project. The goal of the Utah Plant Factsheet Project is to bring together all of the known resources for Utah plants and link that information to the factsheet page. The Factsheet Project is not a flora in the traditional sense. It is designed as a data portal (with unique derived data) to the known botanical world for Utah and the Intermountain West.
The standard Utah Plant Factsheet will include the following information:
This project is also designed for collaboration with the public and interested members of the scientific community. All factsheet webpages, though not directly editable, will become more comprehensive as individuals submit information or research to be included in the factsheets. This will be especially important for the Cultivated Information Page, since very few native species are actively cultivated in this region. The quality of the data in this section is dependant on community members submitting detailed germination and growth requirements for species that they have attempted to cultivate.
Example Factsheet for Achillea millefolium L.