This website attempts to package what some great "plant people" have shared, and to pass it along to a wider audience.
I'm grateful to
- Patrick McMillan of Clemson University, for monitoring the site's taxonomic integrity and for his vast collection of botanical photography, to
- Dixie Damrel, curator of Clemson University's herbarium, for her extensive taxonomic review,
to those who shared knowledge, passion, inspiration, or encouragement, even before there was a NameThatPlant.net, especially:
- Ron Lance, author, Woody Plants of the Southeastern United States, A Winter Guide
- John Nelson, AC Moore Herbarium, University of South Carolina
- Bill Stringer, SC Native Plant Society & Clemson University
to those who've added talents and knowledge:
- Kevin Adams, author, North Carolina's Best Wildflower Hikes: The Mountains
- Christi Bruner, Carolina Wild Native Plant Nursery
- Jim Fowler, author, Wild Orchids of South Carolina
- Judy Gordon, Augusta State University
- Jan Haldeman, Erskine College
- Steven R. Hill, Illinois Natural History Survey
- Larry Mellichamp, University of North Carolina / UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
- Joe Pollard, Furman University
- Richard Porcher, The Citadel, author, A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina
- Doug Rayner, Wofford College, author, A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina
- Lisa Wagner, SC Botanical Garden
to those who've contributed technical assistance:
- Glen Peterson, Organic Design
- Charles R. Thompson, RainCloud Studios
and to many others, including:
- Wayne Bateman, Scotts Lawn Service
- Marie Burgess, Furman University Learning In Retirement Program (FULIR)
- Amanda Howard, Hunting Island State Park
- Rick Huffman, SC Native Plant Society & EarthDesign
- Janet Manning, Corneille Bryan Native Garden
- Bob Polomski, Clemson University Extension Service & State Master Gardener Coordinator
- Claude Smith, Clemson University Extension Service & Greenville County Master Gardener Coordinator
- Jane Thomas, Corneille Bryan Native Garden
- Mike Walker, Huntington Beach State Park
- Ann Wilson, Myrtle Beach State Park
Many of the photographs were taken at places such as Chimney Rock Park, Corneille Bryan Native Garden, and other public parks, forests, preserves, and gardens. These are invaluable resources: Please protect and support them.
The primary reference for plant descriptions is the Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas, by Albert E. Radford, Harry E. Ahles, and C. Ritchie Bell.
Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States by Alan S. Weakley (working drafts) has been the major source of descriptions of additional species, taxonomic clarification and revisions, updated nomenclature, information on native status, and synonymy.
Information has been obtained from the PLANTS National Database: USDA, NRCS. 2003. The PLANTS Database. Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
I am forever grateful that there were unfenced woods behind our house when I was growing up (where my brother strung a network of old army field telephones between our basement and the neighbor's treehouse). This woods will always be part of who I am. ... I'm glad that my mom taught me to see each leaf as a work of art. ... And I'm grateful for the patience of my husband, Steve. Janie Marlow