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

Expeditions

31 Expeditions 94796 Transcriptions 1911 Transcribers

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WeDigFLPlants' Buckthorns, Elms, and Figs of Florida

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

3484 Transcriptions

56.82% completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Buckeyes, Sumacs, and Citrus of Florida

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

2045 Transcriptions

54.84% 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 Transcriptions

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.

1002 Transcriptions

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 Transcriptions

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 Transcriptions

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.

5961 Transcriptions

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.

834 Transcriptions

100.00% 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.

2865 Transcriptions

100.00% completed


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Fall Flowers of Alachua County, Florida

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

603 Transcriptions

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.

1861 Transcriptions

98.62% 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.

333 Transcriptions

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 Transcriptions

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.

2220 Transcriptions

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.

3780 Transcriptions

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 Transcriptions

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.

2720 Transcriptions

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.

4977 Transcriptions

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.

3133 Transcriptions

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.

8992 Transcriptions

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.

8832 Transcriptions

100.00% completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Cherries, Blackberries, and Relatives of Florida

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

4970 Transcriptions

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.

2546 Transcriptions

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.

3129 Transcriptions

97.02% 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 Transcriptions

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.

3075 Transcriptions

100.00% 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.

9454 Transcriptions

100.00% completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Tropical Vacation

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

2236 Transcriptions

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 Transcriptions

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.

4562 Transcriptions

100.00% completed


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WeDigFLPlants' Buckwheat Relatives of Florida

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

6038 Transcriptions

100.00% completed


Events


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No current Events exist.

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Time Remaining

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Team Challenge 2018

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


WeDigFLPlants Transcription Chart

Heat Map Transcribed Specimens

FSU Florida Museum IdigBio University of Florida National Science Foundation