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    The Native Plant Propagation Protocol Database was launched in 2001 to provide an online mechanism for sharing information about growing native plants. It relies on plant propagators to upload their protocols (detailed directions for growing particular native plants) so that others may benefit from their experience. Currently the database has nearly 3000 protocols and can be freely searched, and the information can be downloaded without restrictions or registration. In this article, we provide some background on the database, the website where it is housed, and some basic instructions for searching the database and for uploading protocols.

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    Dumroese, R. Kasten; Landis, Thomas D. 2016. The Native Plant Propagation Protocol Database: 16 years of sharing information. Native Plants Journal. 17(3): 267-272.


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