When you’ve visited a friend or vacationed in a new region, have you come across strange, unfamiliar plants and wondered about them?
When you’re driving to work and you look around while stopped at a traffic signal, have you noticed a tree in lovely fall color and wondered what tree that might be?
And have you then gone looking for the answer to your questions and been frustrated because you can’t figure it out?
I have! I’ve used field guides, Internet search engines, searches of podcasts, etc. to get my answers. In the process I found the information labeled as “plant identification” or “identify this plant” usually does not tell me HOW to identify a plant. It just shows me pictures of plants someone has identified without telling me how they figured that out.
I created Identify that Plant as a content-rich website to teach you how to identify plants you find around you every day. The site features videocasts showing how to develop your plant identification skills, along with links to numerous resources and information to assist you in that process.
The biggest benefit I have received from learning how to identify plants is this: I now feel quite safe in my home environment. I know the plants I see every day where I live. Maybe not all of them, but a whole lot more than I used to know.
What excites me even more than knowing how to identify plants — and actually identifying them — is the opportunity to discover plants which have medicinal or edible value. I love uncovering “treasure” around me.
You, too, can experience the confidence, delight and comfort in knowing how to identify plants where you live. You can even become the plant expert among your friends.
SIGN UP TO RECEIVE THE NEWSLETTER AND/OR REGULAR E-MAILS WITH TIDBITS ABOUT IDENTIFYING PLANTS.
When you sign up for either of these two lists, you will receive a free report called “Top 8 Questions (and Answers) about Learning to Identify a Plant.”
When you sign up for the newsletter, you can expect to receive an e-mail every three weeks with:
- tips for identifying plants
- notices of newly released products
- stories about plant ID experiences
- photos of a “mystery plant” for you to identify
- stories about plants
- definitions of plant parts
- quotes about plants
- stories about how I found the name of an unknown plant
- links to videos about plants
- information about plant id walks
- more Internet resources not listed on this website
- links to blogs about plants
- uses of plants (medicinal and/or edible)
By the way, you will need to confirm your e-mail address — so check your e-mail in-box for the confirmation request from Identify that Plant.
After you sign up for either of these two lists, you will receive a free report called “Top 8 Questions (and Answers) about Learning to Identify a Plant.” Again, look in your e-mail in-box for the link to download the free report.