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So, could we make a plant template? I've been using Template:Item but it's really not doing it for me. I'd love to have one that is a mix of Template:Item and Template:Creature, such as
| image         = 
| caption       = 
| name          = 
| othernames    = 
| nicknames     = 
| type          = 
| location      =
| origin        =
| value         =
| usage         = 
| lifespan      =
| height        =
| trunkdiameter =
| stemcolor     =
| leaftype      =
| leafcolor     =
| flowercolor   =
| distinctions  = 
| first         =

(And maybe something about whether its edible or not, but I don't know how to phrase that, or specify to whom.) See a few articles that could benefit: Blueleaf, Bluecap, Duskwood (tree). Thoughts?
P.S. Note that some "plants" are considered creatures (Hangman tree), but I don't feel like that fits for most of them.

Coswig (talk) 20:46, August 10, 2015 (UTC)

I am not completely against this idea... hmmm, have we had this discussion before?
- Darkwynters (talk) 21:05, August 10, 2015 (UTC)

It's very possible it's been discussed before; I'll admit I don't really follow the forums. What I could find was the discussion Forum:Are plants considered items?, which is related in terms of categorization but didn't broach the idea of a plant template (according to my skimming). I would like a standardized template because I have big plans for a bunch of plants I would like to put in/clean up, you see :)
Coswig (talk) 21:43, August 10, 2015 (UTC)

You have my vote in support.
~ Lhynard (talk) 22:50, August 10, 2015 (UTC)

This sounds like a good idea to me. Are those all the parameters that you want? Will the same template be used for fungi? I think "edible" will have to be from the point of view of the consumer, so how about a consumedby parameter? If there is a list of types, that would be handy for the documentation (which I hope you will help write, since you know the flavor of info that is going into the infobox).

As for categories, are we agreed on:

or does this need more discussion? I'm thinking of making a main {{Vegetation}} template and having {{Plant}} and {{Fungus}} templates as pass-throughs to the main one. Depending on which sub-template you use, the page will be put in Category:Vegetation and either Category:Plants or Category:Fungi. Thoughts?

Moviesign (talk) 01:21, August 11, 2015 (UTC)

The template could be used for fungi as well as plants (add color and capcolor parameter), or if you want to split the two up into subtemplates, I think that's fine. Either way. I like the idea of a consumed by parameter. Along with that, any good way to throw whether an edible plant is or produces a fruit, vegetable, nut/seed, or herb/spice?

Some types:

  • Category:Plants
    • Cactus, Flower, Grass, Herb, Moss, Shrub, Tree, Vine (a few others possible)
  • Category:Fungi
    • Mold, Mushroom, Fungus (a few others also possible)

We have a Category:Weeds, but I'm not sure how I feel about "weed" as a type, since being a weed is subjective; anything can be a weed.

--Coswig (talk) 04:39, August 11, 2015 (UTC)
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