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Many databases allow you to search from
alphabetized lists that sometimes include
pictures, but more likely include the
taxonomic information only. These are
not useful for identifying plant life unless
you spend a lot of time clicking links. A
database that queries plant/animal
would be a lot more useful
to non-scientists trying to identify a plant
or animal they found. A sample query,
could be something like this: it's a plant, a
small plant not taller than your waist, it's a
fern, it has frilled leaves, it has hairy roots.
Such a database would also allow an
outreach for invasive species
management, among other things.
||You could base the primary parameter on
"what does it taste like?" and work down
||if it were according to taste:
||this would be tragic: seeing on the
computer screen: this plant is extremely
poisonous! do not ingest!
||[twitch], this is about the twelfth time that Taxonomic Keys have been reinvented in the 'bakery. (-)
||I would have never known what to call this
thing. A taxonomic key? I would have
never thunk it.
||I might have to create this idea, for a
project with a possible internship.