The plant profiles are in a tabular format with fields containing ecological, taxonomic, distribution, and genetic information to help botanists and land managers determine collection protocols and seed deployment strategies. They also contain details about seed biology and plant culture to help guide choice and production of plant materials in a way that reduces the chance for unintentional selection, loss of genetic diversity, or cross contamination of seed resources. The profiles provide important information about the differences among subspecies and varieties of focal species. Each profile is fully documented by providing links to important referenced databases and a bibliography at the end of the PDF file.
The following species were prioritized for profiles. The letters "PDF" or a four-letter code show up in blue font in the last column when a profile is complete and ready for download. Click on the blue PDF (or code) to obtain the desired file. More profiles will be added as they are completed, pending funding for continued work. Check regularly for updates: several profiles were recently revised, including those for California sagebrush, deerweed, black sage, and white sage, to reflect new information.