How do you identify wildflowers?


The first thing you need to do when you want to identify a wild flower is get to know your local area using a guidebook and check the photos of the wild flowers that are common in your area. You can also ask a park ranger or post the photo to an online forum. Alternatively, you can search for the flower in an online database by describing its features.
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1. Buy a good guide and read the introductory chapters to learn how to use its "identification key" This key will take a little getting used to and some practise but keys
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1. Choose a field guide (see Resources) and note how it's organized. For example, the Peterson field guide "Eastern Trees" organizes trees based on leaf arrangement, so
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How to Identify Wild Flowers
Often you see a certain flower growing in nature and would like to grow it yourself, but don't know its name. Learning to identify wild flowers will help you avoid this problem. Much like bird watching, going out into nature and trying to identify as... More »
Difficulty: Easy
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