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Wolfram Knowledge about Plants in Microsoft Excel

Plant entities include particular species and higher-order taxonomic groups reflecting USDA reporting conventions.

A few example entities...

Lonicera maackii f. erubescens
sensitive plant
Balizia leucocalyx
purplestem beggarticks
european centaury
flowering dogwood
paradise plant
venus flytrap
southern california draba
slenderleaf sundew
squirting cucumber
anchored water hyacinth
field horsetail
lompoc yerba santa
funaria moss
Galactia maisiana
meadow geranium
longbranch frostweed
cindercone isodendrion
arrowleaf falsepickerelweed
heartshape false pickerelweed
Nitella translucens
shortleaf pine
Ptychomitrium fernandesianum
Southern red oak
Rosa viscaria
Irish potato
spanish broom
common dandelion
diamond burbark
wine grape
northern reedgrass
slimstem reedgrass
Frullania kunzei var. kunzei
lanai labordia
simpleleaf chastetree

You can access the following properties for each entity...

  • name
  • scientific name
  • common name
  • alternate scientific names
  • alternate common names
  • image
  • mature height
  • foliage color
  • foliage texture
  • flower color
  • fruit color
  • growth form
  • shape and orientation
  • category tags
  • natural life cycle
  • active growth period
  • reproductive period
  • toxicity
  • precipitation range
  • optimal temperature range
  • minimum tolerable temperature
  • minimum frost free days
  • minimum precipitation
  • maximum precipitation
  • moisture use
  • maximum pH
  • minimum pH
  • fertility requirement
  • minimum root depth
  • minimum planting density
  • maximum planting density
  • minimum area per plant
  • maximum area per plant
  • adapted to coarse textured soils
  • adapted to fine textured soils
  • adapted to medium textured soils
  • cold stratification
  • drought tolerance
  • shade tolerance
  • fire tolerance
  • pruning tolerance
  • salinity tolerance
  • anaerobic tolerance
  • calcium carbonate tolerance
  • USDA geographic distribution
  • taxonomic level
  • USDA kingdom
  • USDA subkingdom
  • USDA superdivision
  • USDA division
  • USDA subdivision
  • USDA class
  • USDA subclass
  • USDA order
  • USDA family
  • USDA genus
  • USDA species
  • USDA subspecies
  • USDA variety
  • USDA forma
  • growth rate
  • after harvest regrowth rate
  • lifespan
  • fall conspicuous
  • flower conspicuous
  • coppice potential
  • fruit conspicuous
  • known allelopath
  • leaf retention
  • low growing grass
  • resprout ability
  • carbon nitrogen ratio
  • nitrogen fixation
  • foliage porosity summer
  • foliage porosity winter
  • fruit/seed abundance
  • fruit/seed begin period
  • fruit/seed end period
  • seed count
  • seed spread rate
  • seedling vigor
  • vegetative spread rate
  • fruit/seed persistence
  • small grain
  • propagated by bare root
  • propagated by bulbs
  • propagated by container
  • propagated by corms
  • propagated by cuttings
  • propagated by seed
  • propagated by sod
  • propagated by sprigs
  • propagated by tubers
  • commercial availability
  • human palatability
  • protein potential
  • palatable to browsing animals
  • palatable to grazing animals
  • berry nut seed product
  • christmas tree product
  • fodder product
  • fuelwood potential
  • lumber product
  • naval store product
  • nursery stock product
  • post product
  • pulpwood product
  • veneer product
  • USDA symbol
  • wikipedia summary text
  • + more
  • - less

Note: Wolfram entities represent physical entities as well as mathematical and other scientific concepts. Each entity type has a unique set of properties. Wolfram entity types and properties correspond to "data types" and "fields" in Excel.

How to Use Wolfram Data in Excel

Note: This is now available with a Microsoft 365 Family or Personal subscription.


Highlight data and click the Automatic button

Select cells or columns in a table with the text to convert, then select the Automatic button in the Data Types gallery of the Data tab. Wolfram's natural language understanding will recognize the entities and convert them.


Browse associated data

Select the Insert Data button that appears to browse a list of all available properties. Select one to insert data into your workbook. When you have data in a table, Excel will automatically fill the table for you. Wolfram has hundreds of expertly curated entities in Excel, encompassing the sciences, arts, culture, and more.


Automatically get data

Once converted to an entity, you can use key Excel features to work with data pulled from Wolfram. Sort and Filter data, or create formulas that reference an entity's properties and values.


Browse more information

Selecting the icon of a converted cell opens a card where you can find detailed data from Wolfram. This means you don't need to leave Excel to accomplish your goals.

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