Staghorn Sumac Common Juniper
Species Pages
The Text
WARNING(S): This symbol mean that some aspect of this plant will cause HARM to you if mishandled.
Family: This is the taxonomic division one step broader than genus (the first part of the scientific name). Using families, you can tell which plants are related to one-another.
Also Called: Some plants have more than one common name. Additionally, some plants may have colloquial names.
Description: This is a listing of the physical characteristics that make a plant unique. Use this list of shape, height, color, and other defining attributes to identify an unknown plant.
Location: This will tell you the type of habitat a plant will most likely inhabit as well as the regions a population will be found.
Uses and Parts Used: All of the plants presented in this Electronic Field Guide have some medicinal use. This section tells the expected effect and the part of the plant expected to give this effect. However, we remind you NOT TO TRY THESE REMEDIES! This website is for information ONLY. NOT diagnosis or prescription.
Notes: This section expounds on the abovementioned WARNING and adds any unusual fact about the plant.
The Pictures
Every picture has a CAPTION that draws focus to a particular aspect of the plant. To get a larger view, click on the picture or the caption.
How to Search
There are five ways to search for a specific plant.
1. You can search by Common Name. Click "Search Options" and then "Common Name." Choose the letter your plant's name starts with or just scroll down until you see it listed. Click the plant's name and its species page will come up. The Common Name search includes alternative names for plants.
2. To Search by Scientific Name, Click "Search Options" and then click "Scientific Name." Choose the letter your plant's name starts with or just scroll down until you see it listed. Click the plant's name and its species page will come up.
3. Searching by Ailment allows you to sort plants by the effects they have. Click "Search Options" and then "Ailment/Uses." Choose a medical condition by clicking on it and a screen of thumbnails will come up. Select a plant icon and its species page will come up.
4. Search By Parts Used allows you to compare the effects of different parts of a plant or the same parts of different plants. Like Ailments, Parts Used presents you with a page of plant icons. Select one and its species page will appear.
5. Search by Picture allows you to identify a plant by its appearance alone. This search is a page of thumbnails of every plant represented on this site. Choose one by clicking on it and its species page will appear
Glossary
There are two ways to used the glossary.
1. Throughout the species pages, certain words are underlined in red. These link to the glossary. Clicking them will open the glossary with that word's definition at the top of the page.
2. You can go directly to the glossary by clicking "Glossary" at the top or bottom of every page. Click the beginning letter of the word you wish to find from the alphabet at the top of the Glossary page.