About Aerulean

  • Want to plant a butterfly garden?
  • Want to attract bees, or feed birds?
  • Want to ‘construct’ a living fence?
  • Want a native garden, or drought tolerant plants (that also attract butterflies?)?
AERULEAN's software enables gardeners to:
  • Conduct a broad search of actively grown horticultural plants
  • Explore the range of garden plants that attract and support wildlife
  • Compress the search results to meet any one of numerous very specific landscaping needs

AERULEAN's mission is to provide unique resources that help gardeners select and identify plants. Our patented system presents novel solutions to various problems associated with navigation of plants. Our software enables gardeners to browse through our library of 20,000+ images using either visual or verbal cues. You can select from over 200 attributes – including water, height, flower color, and site location – to narrow the search results to plants you wish to consider for your gardening needs.

The AERULEAN system makes it possible for those with an interest in plants to conduct an efficient search to either select plants for landscaping purposes or identify an unknown species. We created software that unifies plant selection and identification. It does so by building on a primary botanical discovery, made by our founder Susan C. Dunlap, that the growing tip or apex of each plant contains visually unique characteristics. Images of each plant, typically including the flower, leaf, apical view, and branch, display on individual plant pages.

AERULEAN's first product is selection and identification software containing cultivated species. We are ambitious to continue expanding our databases, pursue service relationships with key members of the Green Industries, and develop automated products useful to gardeners, growers, and horticulturists.