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You can search for a plant or animal by Name, Location, or Status only , but a combination of these will provide more meaningful results.

For example, you want to find Echinacea at risk in BOTH Texas AND Oklahoma. You can search several ways, but the more criteria you use the more precise your results will be.

Your search through the Plants/Animals tab will include the following:

Name: Echinacea
Location: Texas AND Oklahoma (AND means that the plant must be found in both states)
Status: At Risk: GX, TX, GH, TH, G1, T1, G2, T2, G3, or T3

Searching by each criterion separately

  • Echinacea in the Name tab found 13 records.*

  • Texas and Oklahoma in the Location tab for Plants/Animals with All (logical AND) locations checked on this page found 10,048 records.*

  • At Risk in the Status tab for Plants/Animals found returned 13,431 records.*

*NatureServe Explorer is updated regularly, so your results may differ. These counts were accurate at the time the help file was created and should be used only as examples of how various Plants/Animals searches work.

Searching by combining only two criteria

  • Combining Echinacea and Texas and Oklahoma found nine records.*

  • Combining Echinacea and at Risk found eight records*.

  • Combining at risk plants and animals in Texas and Oklahoma found 112 records. (AND means that the plant must be found in BOTH states. You would get considerably more records if you searched for at risk plants and animals in Texas OR Oklahoma, which would include all at risk plants and animals that occur in at least one of the two states.) *

*NatureServe Explorer is updated regularly, so your results may differ. These counts were accurate at the time the help file was created and should be used only as examples of how various Plants/Animals searches work.

Searching by all three criteria

Using all three criteria, echinacea at risk in Texas and Oklahoma, found only two records:

  • Echinacea atrorubens, the Topeka purple-coneflower, found in Kansas as well as Texas and Oklahoma.
  • Echinacea sanguinea, the sanguin coneflower, found in Arkansas, Louisana, Texas, and Oklahoma.

    Both are G3, or vulnerable.

*NatureServe Explorer is updated regularly, so your results may differ. These counts were accurate at the time the help file was created and should be used only as examples of how various Plants/Animals searches work.

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