The plant observation records upon which the Wildflower Search programs are based have been produced by the work of tens of thousands of people working over the last century. Most of these records are provided only for non-profit applications and many come with a creative commons license. The number of people involved is too large to mention each by name. But the institutions involved are listed below.

The Plant Distribution Maps, the Elevation vs. Time of Observation Plots and the Habitat Graphs displayed in the Wildflower Search websites are copyrighted and licensed under this Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. This means that if you copy any of these objects you can only use them in NonCommercial applications. Further, you must give credit to me (Steven K. Sullivan) and to all of the sources listed below. You must follow all of the terms of the Creative Commons license.

Sources

Research-grade observations from iNaturalist.org using data accessed on June 24, 2021. iNaturalist is a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society. Information about Research Grade observations can be found here: How do observations qualify to become "Research Grade"?

The Pacific Northwest Herbaria using data accessed on February 22, 2021. The participants of the Consortium can be found at the Member Herbaria page. Data from the following participants was used:

The Consortium of California Herbarium using data accessed on February 9, 2017. The participants of the Consortium can be found at the Participants page.

The Southwest Environmental Information Network, SEINet, using data accessed on 2020-05-26. The participants of the Consortium can be found at the SEINet Collections page. Data from the following participants was used:

The Consortium of Midwest Herbaria, using data accessed on 2020-05-26. The participants of the Consortium can be found at the Collections Profiles Details page. Data from the following participants was used:

The Intermountain Regional Herbarium Network, using data accessed on 2020-05-26. The participants of the Network can be found at the Collections Profiles Details page. Data from the following participants was used:

The Mid-Atlantic Herbaria Consortium, using data accessed on 2020-05-26. The participants of the Consortium can be found at the Collections Profiles Details page. Data from the following participants was used:

The North American Network of Small Herbaria, using data accessed on 2020-05-26. The participants of the Network can be found at the Collections Profiles Details page. Data from the following participants was used:

The Northern Great Plains Regional Herbarium Network, using data accessed on 2020-05-26. The participants of the Network can be found at the Collections Profiles Details page. Data from the following participants was used:

The SouthEast Regional Network of Expertise and Collections, SERNEC, using data accessed on 2020-05-27. The participants of the Network can be found at the Collections Profiles Details page. Data from the following participants was used:

The Consortium of Southern Rocky Mountain Herbaria, using data accessed on 2020-05-27. The participants of the Network can be found at the Collections Profiles Details page. Data from the following participants was used:

The Texas Oklahoma Regional Consortium of Herbaria (TORCH), using data accessed on 2020-05-27. The participants of the Consortium can be found at the Collections Profiles Details page. Data from the following participants was used:

The Consortium of North American Lichen Herbarium (CNALH), using data accessed on 2020-05-27. The participants of the Consortium can be found at the CNALH Collections page. Data from the following participants was used:

Information on where plants grow in Maryland has been provided by the Maryland Biodiversity Project.

The New York Botanical Garden, C. V. Starr Virtual Herbarium, using data accessed on December 3, 2013.

The University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute: Botany Vascular Plant Collection, accessed thru gbif.org on February 11, 2014.

The University of Alabama Biodiversity and Systematics: Herbarium (UNA), accessed thru gbif.org on February 11, 2014.

The Royal Ontario Museum: Green Plant Herbarium (TRT), accessed thru gbif.org on February 11, 2014.

The University of Manitoba: University of Manitoba Herbarium (WIN) - Vascular Plant Collection, accessed thru gbif.org on February 11, 2014.

The Université Laval: Herbier Louis-Marie (QFA) - Collection de plantes vasculaires, accessed thru gbif.org on February 11, 2014.

The Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre: Marie-Victorin Herbarium (MT), accessed thru gbif.org on February 11, 2014.

The University of Alberta Museums: University of Alberta Museums, Vascular Plant Herbarium, accessed thru gbif.org on February 11, 2014.

The Missouri Botanical Garden, accessed thru gbif.org on February 11, 2014.

The University of Michigan Herbarium, from data received on March 4, 2014.

The Wisconsin State Herbarium, UW-Madison, from data received on February 2, 2017.

The Consortium of Northeastern Herbarium (CNH), using data accessed on 2020-05-27. The participants of the Consortium can be found at the CNH Collections page. The participants at the time of collection were:

The Consortium of North American Bryophyte Herbarium (CNABH), using data accessed on 2020-05-27. The participants of the Consortium can be found at the CNABH Collections page. The participants at the time of collection were:

The Macroalgal Herbarium Portal, using data accessed on 2020-05-27. The participants of the Consortium can be found at the Collections page. The participants at the time of collection were:

The Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas, of the Bell Museum, University of Minnesota using data accessed on 2020-05-26. The participants of the Consortium can be found at the Collections page. The participants at the time of collection were:

Departamento de Botánica, Instituto de Biología (IBUNAM), Herbario Nacional de México, Plantas Vasculares. En Portal de Datos Abiertos UNAM Colecciones Universitarias (en línea), México, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Disponible en: http://datosabiertos.unam.mx/
Fecha de actualización: 28/02/2019.

County information was obtained thru the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database.

The data that is collected from these sources is believed to be factual. For this reason it seems that the information that we collected can not be copyrighted. Our use of these facts is beleived to be creative and we claim a copyright over the maps, charts and other expressions of this data.

© 2020 Comments about this program should be directed to Steven.K.Sullivan@WildflowerSearch.org