Featured BIOSPEX Project
WeDigFLPlants


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Contact

Austin Mast

Organization

WeDigBio

Partners

Florida Native Plant Society, The Southeastern Regional Network of Expertise and Collections, The Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) Event, and iDigBio, the US National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections.

Funding Source

National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement EF-111520 and DBI-1547229 and awards DBI-1458550 and DBI-1410288. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Description

Build the historical baseline for plant diversity and distribution in Florida.

WeDigFLPlants is a collaboration between professional research botanists, amateur naturalists, gardeners, educators, and citizen scientists to build the most complete picture possible of plant distribution and diversity in Florida over the past 200 years. The data for this historical baseline come from archived plant specimens curated by the world's 3,000 herbaria. Each of these specimens includes a label that answers the who, what, when, and where of the collecting event that produced it. Transcribing that label data into digital form and providing that data online at aggregators like idigbio.org and gbif.org makes it available to scientists, educators, natural resource managers, and policymakers addressing societal challenges today and in the future. Today, there are >4,700 species of plants native or naturalized in Florida. WeDigFLPlants is an inaugural interest group associated with the annual Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) Event.

Incentives

Contact Austin Mast for a thank-you WeDigFLPlants sticker (after 50 transcriptions) or WeDigFLPlants hat (after 200 transcriptions). Local WeDigFLPlants event organizers should contact Austin Mast to receive WeDigFLPlants stickers to hand out to participants at their event.

Geographic Scope

Florida, U.S.A.

Taxonomic Scope

Plants

Temporal Scope

1800–present

Language Skills Required

English and perhaps occasionally Spanish

Activities

Online transcription of herbarium specimen labels at Notes from Nature (notesfromnature.org)

Resources

Help Behind-the-Scenes at a Museum as a Citizen Scientist

http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/171734

WeDigFLPlants Sticker and Hat

2018 WeDigFLPlants Team Challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoaP_AX_AwY

2019 WeDigFLPlants Team Challenge

Expeditions

40 Expeditions 155005 Digitizations 2801 Participants

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WeDigFLPlants' Milkworts, Drumheads, and Candyroots of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant family Polygalaceae.

5300 Digitizations

76.95% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Pines, Cedars, and Cypress of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the pines and relatives.

606 Digitizations

21.67% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Waterlillies, Spatterdocks, and Pondlillies of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the waterlillies and relatives.

493 Digitizations

33.88% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Mints of Florida—More than Mojitos

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant family Lamiaceae.

1543 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Laurels of Florida—Fight Laurel Wilt

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant family Lauraceae and empower those fighting laurel wilt fungus.

999 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' St. John's Worts of Florida—Diversity to Lift your Spirits

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant family Hypericaceae.

2124 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Rose Gentians of Florida—Beauty from the Center of its Diversity

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant genus Sabatia.

1163 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Sunflowers of Florida—Florida's Biggest Plant Family

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant family Asteraceae.

5951 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Milkweeds of Florida—Monarch Butterfly Food Plants

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant genus Asclepias.

833 Digitizations

99.88% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Legumes of Florida—Nitrogen-Fixers of the Peninsula

Transcribe historical label data from the (mainly) Florida Peninsula specimens from the plant family Fabaceae.

2857 Digitizations

99.83% Completed


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Fall Flowers of Alachua County, Florida

Transcribe historical label data from sunflower specimens Alachua County, Florida.

577 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Euphorbs of Florida—Rubber Relatives of the Panhandle

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant family Euphorbiaceae.

1848 Digitizations

97.93% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Dogwoods and Tupelos of the Florida Panhandle

Transcribe historical label data from the (mainly) Florida Panhandle specimens of the plant family Cornaceae.

325 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Spring-flowering Shrubs and Trees from the Florida Panhandle

Transcribe historical label data from (mainly) Florida Panhandle specimens of the blueberries, hollies, and viburnums.

2019 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Blueberries of the Florida Peninsula

Transcribe historical label data from the (mainly) Florida Peninsula specimens of the plant family Ericaceae.

2218 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Sedges of the Florida Panhandle

Transcribe historical label data from the (mainly) Florida Panhandle specimens of the plant family Cyperaceae.

3778 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Grasses of the Florida Peninsula

Transcribe historical label data from the (mainly) Florida Peninsula specimens of the plant family Poaceae.

6465 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Legumes of Alachua County

Transcribe historical label data from Alachua County specimens of the plant family Fabaceae.

2713 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Ferns (and relatives) of the Florida Panhandle

Transcribe historical label data from the (mainly) Florida Panhandle specimens of the seedless vascular plants.

4953 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants’ Cotton Relatives in the Florida Panhandle

Transcribe historical label data from the (mainly) Florida Panhandle specimens of the plant family Malvaceae.

3130 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Comfort Foods Expedition

Transcribe historical label data from the Florida specimens of the potato, sweet potato, yam, and oca families.

8993 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Oaks, Hickories, and Relatives of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from the Florida specimens of oaks, hickories, and relatives.

8774 Digitizations

99.41% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Cherries, Blackberries, and Relatives of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant family Rosaceae.

4969 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Waterwillows, Black Mangroves, and Relatives of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant family Acanthaceae.

2544 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Lilies, Wakerobins, and Relatives of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant order Liliales.

3236 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Magnolias, Pawpaws, and Relatives of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant order Magnoliales.

2662 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Mustards, Capers, and Relatives of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant order Brassicales.

2923 Digitizations

95.43% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Meadowbeauties, Evening Primroses, and Relatives of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant order Myrtales.

9453 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Tropical Vacation

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the bromeliads, palms, and cycads.

2241 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Wild Carrot, Angelica, and Relatives of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant order Apiales.

4371 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Phenomenal Plants of Highlands County, Florida

Transcribe historical label data from University of Florida-curated specimens collected from Highlands County, FL.

4378 Digitizations

96.07% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Buckwheat Relatives of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant family Polygonaceae.

6127 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Buckthorns, Elms, and Figs of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant order Rosales.

6198 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Buckeyes, Sumacs, and Citrus of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant order Sapindales.

3683 Digitizations

98.77% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Sunflowers, Bellflowers, and Floatinghearts of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant order Asterales.

6164 Digitizations

98.64% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Buttercups, Columbine, and Virginsbower of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant order Ranunculales.

2805 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Arrowheads, Arums, and Seagrasses of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant order Alismatales.

6399 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Dayflowers, Spiderworts, and Mudplantains of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant order Commelinales.

3513 Digitizations

91.99% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Iris, Lilies, and Stargrasses of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant order Asparagales.

4665 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Camellias, Persimmons, and Jewelweeds of Florida

Transcribe historical label data from Florida specimens from the plant order Ericales.

11012 Digitizations

99.13% Completed


Events


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Completed

FSU Fall 2020 Field Botany

Thu, Oct 15, 2020 8:13 AM To Mon, Oct 19, 2020 12:30 AM America/New York
for
WeDigFLPlants

Completed

FSU Plants and Society for WeDigBio Lite

Thu, Apr 16, 2020 12:01 AM To Sun, Apr 19, 2020 10:59 PM America/New York
for
WeDigFLPlants

Completed

FSU's WeDigFLPlants Digitization Blitz (Fri)

Fri, Oct 18, 2019 6:00 PM To Fri, Oct 18, 2019 9:00 PM America/New York
for
WeDigFLPlants

Completed

FSU's WeDigFLPlants Digitization Blitz (Thurs)

Thu, Oct 17, 2019 6:00 PM To Thu, Oct 17, 2019 9:00 PM America/New York
for
WeDigFLPlants

Completed

UF Plant Taxonomy Class

Thu, Oct 17, 2019 11:00 AM To Sun, Oct 20, 2019 10:30 PM America/New York
for
WeDigFLPlants

Completed

WeDigFLPlants @ FSU's Field Botany Course

Thu, Oct 17, 2019 9:30 AM To Thu, Oct 17, 2019 10:45 AM America/New York
for
WeDigFLPlants

Completed

WeDigFLPlants' Gators v Noles

Thu, Oct 17, 2019 8:30 AM To Thu, Oct 17, 2019 11:00 AM America/New York
for
WeDigFLPlants

Completed

WeDigFLPlants Team Challenge 2019

Wed, Oct 16, 2019 6:00 AM To Mon, Oct 21, 2019 8:00 AM America/New York
for
WeDigFLPlants

Completed

WeDigFLPlants Team Challenge 2018

Wed, Oct 17, 2018 6:00 AM To Mon, Oct 22, 2018 6:00 AM America/New York
for
WeDigFLPlants

Games


Habitat Bingo

Fri, May 22, 2020 7:11 PM for
WeDigFLPlants
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