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Properties (more information in the tab "Instructions") - optional information
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General instructionMoisture requirementsFormHabitRoot system
This information is helpful in designing resource sharing guilds, so we have included what we have.
Canopy shapeOrigin or / and cultivar importance
Knowing a plant’s region of “origin” can help you select native species, if that is one of your concerns. It may also help you understand the adaptations and tolerances of various species, or, combined with habitat information, it may help you find possible polyculture associates that have similar evolutionary histories and may have similar adaptations.
Natural habitats
Can help you select species that grow wild in the vegetation types and successional stages that you currently have or plan to have in your forest garden.
"Harm"
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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
There is a number of seed stations, institutes, private collections and plant breeders, as well as seed exchange fares available. But you probably know perfectly well how difficult may it be to find the necessary seeds, plant information, and there are plenty of unpopular but extremely interesting and useful plants exist. Permaculture centers as the points of biodiversity, natural protection and regeneration should be actively involved in seed saving / exchange and it popularization. They should become the seed hubs in their regions.
HOW TO SUBMIT THE INFORMATION?
Please, type or copy-paste from your spreadsheet the information about your planting material. In many columns you would need to choose options from the list (right click to select the cell and press arrow in its right corner). If you need to select several options or add an extra information, please, type it manually. If you need to copy similar infromation to multiple cells, enter it in the topmost cell and drag iright lower angle of the cell down. If you don't know all plant charactersitics (while discovering them might be and interesting and educational task for you) it's enough if you only indicate the plant name, exchange conditions and your contact details - we will add all missing details later on if we get funding or with the help of volunteers. For common crops it's enough to provide only the substantial information (e.g. indicate in the column "Origin" either this is old or local variety, provide its edibility rating and data on pest and disease resisitance).

HOW TO BROWSE AND ORDER?
You can sort entries alphabetically or filter by conditions. Select Data - Filter views - Create filler view (or press filter icon in the toolbar). Click arrow above the heading of espective column. Several filters can be applied simultaneously (e.g. show only drough-tolerant plants for certan layer or with some extra charactersitics). Please, contact the owner and agree on delivery (payed by reciever) and exchange conditions.

DO YOU WANT TO HELP?
Managing seedbank is an interesing and useful task enabling you to discover plenty of new valuable plants and their properties. Please, contact us by Email (permavisegradpublic(et)googlegroups.com) or in Facebook messenger (https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/permavisegrad).
Xeric means plants are drought tolerant and may hail from desertlike areas. Note that these plants still need watering during establishment.Tree: A woody plant tending to have a single trunk, but including suckering species where each sucker has a treehke form. Usually taller than shrubs.EvergreenFlat: mostly shallow roots forming a “plate” near the soil surface. May also develop vertical “sinkers” or “strikers” in various places.
Eastern Asia, notably the temperate parts of China, Japan, and Korea.Meadows: Open habitat usually dominated by plants using the competitor and ruderal-competitor strategies, most often grasses, with nongrassy herbs (also known as forbs) mixed in. Usually managed by humans to keep it in meadow condition.Dispersive. Annoyingly successful at spreading by seed, whether in the garden or in the neighborhood. May be dispersed by any method, including wind and animal vectors.
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Mesic covers a broad range of medium soils, from moist to somewhat dry. Plants preferring this range should not be planted where they will have seasonal wet feet. They will most likely need supplemental watering during dry periods.Shrub: A woody plant with multiple stems or forming thickets.Standard tree: single-trunked and nonsuckering.Fibrous: dividing into a large number of fine roots immediately upon leaving the crown
AustraliaPrairies: Permanent grasslands, often maintained by fire and low rainfall. Depending on the disturbance regime and resource availability, virtually any of the plant strategies may operate in these habitats.Expansive. Spreading very vigorously, usually by rhizomes; may need to be contained by a rhizome barrier.
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Hydric species, as used here, can grow in wet or seasonally wet spots, but not necessarily standing in the water.Cane (Bamboo): Woody relatives of grasses, often growing quite tall.Suckering tree: sending up shoots at a distance from the trunk from roots, rhizomes, or stolonsHeart: Dividing from the crown into a number of main roots that both angle downward and spread outward
Eastern North America. The region ranging from zones 4 to 7 and from the coast to the edge of the prairie.Oldfields: Old fields in the process of becoming forest. Generally dominated by perennial herbaceous species like grasses and forbs, but also including a mix of pioneer shrubs and trees of mostly competitor species, with a mix of stress-tolerant competitors and RCS strategists.Invasive or quarantine species
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AquaticVine: Woody or herbaceous plants that cannot support themselves but instead climb or sprawl on other plants, trellises, or other supports. Some will form good ground covers if given nothing to climb. Woody vines resprout from buds on the stem each year. Herbaceous vines die back to the ground each winter and resprout from the roots.Sprouting tree: a standard tree that sends up shoots from the base.Tap: a carrotlike root (sometimes branching) driving directly downward
North American prairies. Native to the North American prairies, but not the eastern forest region.
Thickets: Dense vegetation, dominated by shrubs, but also featuring a diversity of trees and herbaceous plants. Again, these are mainly competitors and stress-tolerant competitors.Allergic. Windblown pollen can cause allergies in susceptible people.
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MarshyHerb: Nonwoody plants including ferns, grasses, and wildflowers.Multistemmed shrub: multiple shoots arising from the crownSuckering: sending up new plants from underground runners (either rhizomes or root sprouts) at a distance from the trunk or crown
Western North AmericaEdges: Boundaries between two habitats, here generally indicating the boundary between forest and more open fields. Species growing in these environments use strategies similar to those used in oldfields and thickets until the edge becomes part of the forest. Persistent
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Clumping thicket former shrub / grass: forming a colony by sending up shoots at a distance from the crown, but not spreading beyond a certain size / spreading to a certain width and no wider.Stoloniferous: rooting from creeping stems above the ground
South AmericaGaps / Clearings: Gaps or clearings in forests: temporary sunny niches in the otherwise shady forest. Though gaps are similar to edges, thickets, and old- fields, more stress tolerators play roles in this habitat, depending on the size of the gap. Sprawling vigorous vine
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Useful resources
Running thicket former shrub / grass: as above, but spreading indefinitely / spreading indefinitely by stolons or rhizomesBulb: modified leaves forming a swollen base. Onions and garlic are bulbs
Europe, including some Mediterranean species that also grow in northern Africa.Open Woods: Woods with scattered trees and significant sun, often due to dry conditions or fire. Includes prairie savannah habitats. Humans may also maintain such systems. Dominated by stress-tolerant competitors and stress tolerators, unless regularly disturbed by humans or fires, in which case competitors, RCS strategists, and even ruderals may be included. Stingy
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Arizona Edible Tree Directory
https://leafnetworkaz.org/Plant-Directory
Clumping mat former shrub / grass: makes a dense prostrate carpet that does not spread beyond a certain sizeTuberous: Producing swollen potato-like “roots” (actually modified stems)
Eurasia. This includes species that grow in central Eurasia (i.e. Kazakhstan), as well as many that range throughout the continent.Forest: Deciduous or mixed deciduous and coniferous forest. Stress tolerators dominate here.Thorny or spiny
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Plants For A Future
https://pfaf.org/user/Default.aspx
Running mat former shrub / grassRizomatous: Underground stems that send out shoots and roots periodically along their length. They can travel great distances, or stay close to the crown
Cultivated or hybrid origin. This includes hybrids developed by gardeners as well as a few naturally occurring hybrids.Conifer Forest: Very shady. Stress tolerators dominate here, too.Poisonous: Some or all parts of the plant are poisonous. Please, note that even apples can be listed as poisonous, because their seeds are toxic.
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Woody vineStorage / Fleshy root. Thick or swollen, usually a form of fibrous or tap roots
Ancient / local cultivarOther Habitats (wetlands, beaches, riverbanks, deserts, alpine areas): other habitat types where a range of plant strategies may dominate.
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Herbaceous vineCorm: a thick swelling at the base of the stemDisturbed land
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Suckering vine: sends up suckers at a distance from the parent plant from roots, rhizomes, or stolons.
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Annual herb
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Ephemeral herb: emerging in spring and dying back by summer every year.
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