|Interpreting Plant Results and Detail
Note: The screen displays featured on this page are
reduced to 50% to save image downloading time. They are provided for reference only. You may not be
able to read the reduced text; the samples are intended to assist in general page layout orientation.
If your search bears fruit - or flowers, you will be presented with
a Plant Results Listing Page. This page provides a count and a list of all plants
meeting your criteria. This page is intended to serve as "plants at a
glance" by listing important elements and characteristics of each match.
The icons are used to represent Bloom Color,
Shape, Exposure, Interest, and whether Cultivars Match your criteria.
Cultivars Matching Selection Criteria
The last column in the results, Cultivars Match, represents a unique feature of
the Illinois' Best Plants database. Often a cultivar may have characteristics that
differ from the primary plant. A common example of this is plant size. Rather than
restrict your criteria to the primary plant information, the query will search more
broadly by examining the characteristics of the primary plant and its cultivars. If
a cultivar matches your criteria, and the primary plant does not, you see a listing for
the primary plant. You can immediately detect these special cases by the cultivar
match icon appearing in the
The bottom of each Plant Results Listing Page
displays an "Icon Legend" button. By clicking on this button, a popup
window displays showing the icons and their associated description. Notice the sun
exposure icon highlighted in the example on both the Icon Legend popup window and the
Plant Results Listing Page located behind that window.
Plant Detail Page
An image of the plant is displayed with a detailed plant description and
narrative on the left-hand side of the Plant Detail Page. Characteristics of the
plant are listed on the right-hand side.
If your plant has a highlighted speaker to the left of the Scientific Plant Name, you can
click on this icon to hear the correct pronunciation of the Scientific Plant Name.
Audio files are currently available in 8-bit WAV format. Windows users with Netscape
3.0+ or Internet Explorer 3.0+ and sound capability are able to use this feature. Audio files in 16-bit
QuickTime are generated for Macintosh users. The type of audio file presented is based on the computer platform of
the user accessing the plant information.
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