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For categorization purposes, are plants a subcategory of items? I ask because it doesn't seem to me like the categorization system currently helps me find all the plant species in a given region. Say I want to know all the plants growing in Calimshan, such as the ginyak weed. How do I find that readily?

(And by "plants", I mean flora/vegetation, not plant creatures.)

~ Lhynard (talk) 19:57, April 15, 2015 (UTC)


Hmmm, I think I have asked this question before... somewhere... "Vegetation from Calimshan"... "Vegetation from the Lands of Intrigue"... just ideas... might be cool actually :)
- Darkwynters (talk) 22:16, April 15, 2015 (UTC)


If they were just items, we could use the category intersections to do that automatically as for roads and settlements. That's partly why I asked the question.
~ Lhynard (talk) 22:28, April 15, 2015 (UTC)


The problem is, where do you draw the line? We don't want to put elm trees in categories "Items from X" where X is every road, village, forest, city, metropolis, mountain range, region, and continent that might have elm trees. Unless the plant in question has a unique source, like it grows only on the beard of the Wailing Dwarf, then I think we might want to limit it to major region (i.e., Category:Items from North Faerûn and the other compass points, Interior Faerûn and the Underdark) and then add other continents as needed.
Moviesign (talk) 03:37, April 16, 2015 (UTC)
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