Wikidata:Property proposal/Royal Horticultural Society plant ID

Royal Horticultural Society plant IDEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Natural science

DescriptionExternal identifier for plants listed on the Royal Horticultural Society website.
Representsplant (Q756)
Data typeExternal identifier
Allowed valuesValues would be of the form "\d+"
Example 1Rosemary Russet (L65A) (Q41781090)81944
Example 2Quercus robur (Q165145)14294
Example 3Rosmarinus officinalis (Q122679)384211
Planned useI would like to start to update some common plants to include their RHS IDs.
Number of IDs in source~300,000
Expected completenesseventually complete (Q21873974)
Formatter URL$1/wd/Details


I was prompted to create this based on this discussion and I have previously thought this would be a useful addition to plant external IDs. Pauljmackay (talk) 09:22, 25 October 2020 (UTC)


  • I would add that the RHS is apparently using their own database of plant names that is not always congruent with the other databases that already have properties on Wikidata. These plants are landscaping, agricultural and garden plants, and are often commercially available. Consequently, they average one or two orders of magnitude more pageviews on Wikipedia than species without human usage, so additional data on them would be very helpful for editors and the readership. Abductive (talk) 17:48, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Important database, and valuable crosswalk. Jheald (talk) 14:48, 1 November 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Wrong datatype. Should be URL. --Succu (talk) 16:15, 1 November 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Simplified ID. --Gerwoman (talk) 11:06, 2 November 2020 (UTC)
@Pauljmackay, Abductive, Jheald, Succu, Gerwoman:   Done Royal Horticultural Society plant ID (P8765) Pamputt (talk) 06:50, 4 November 2020 (UTC)