Plant Heritage has recently launched a top-class plant records system, Persephone. This helps National Collection Holders in managing their invaluable plant records, and helps the charity as a whole to store key information about all plants in our conservation schemes – the Plant Guardians, Plant Exchange and Desiderata (plants sought by Collection Holders).
Excellent plant records are vital to holding a National Plant Collection. They tell us about the plant, its history, growth, nomenclature changes, its physical location, pictures, research articles and much more. Keeping this information together and accessible but secure is of huge importance in our conservation work.