How is the vegetation in Germany


FloraWeb is the online information service of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) about wild plant species, plant communities and natural vegetation in Germany. Currently, the species selection is limited to the ferns and flowering plants (phanerogams), an expansion to mosses (bryophytes) is planned. The information comes from continuously updated databases and projects of the BfN and its cooperation partners and is therefore always available to the public in its current form.

Under the menu item "Plant species", approx. 3,500 species profiles with up to 55 individual pieces of information about taxonomy, systematics, biology, ecology, habitat, distribution and stock situation, endangerment and protection as well as photos can be called up, which are currently generated from the underlying databases through dynamic queries become. The species profiles can be accessed using the name search, alphabetical lists of names or a systematic family tree. Information about the distribution in Germany is accessible through dynamically created maps (see vegetation map) and the interactive GIS application FloraMap.

With the help of the property search, all individual information can be freely combined in research. The resulting lists of species can in turn be transferred to the FloraMap map module, which then gives you the option of displaying the spatial distribution of these groups of species in Germany.

In the vegetation menu item, information on plant communities and their regional endangerment in Germany, which is also summarized in profiles, is made available. These profiles of the vegetation units are supplemented by a database of plant-sociological recordings under the name "VegetWeb", which is to be continuously expanded.

In the menu item "Vegetation Map", the units of potential natural vegetation in Germany are shown in profiles with text explanations and photos, which are supplemented by the map display dynamically linked to the profiles.

The data available in the area outlined in this way is supplemented in the respective areas with explanations of the botanical relationships and more detailed information on the data sources.