About this site

Angelyn WhitmeyerMy name is Angelyn Whitmeyer and I currently live in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  Plants fascinate me — I like discovering their names,  characteristics, uses and benefits.

I created Identify that Plant to teach you how to identify plants you find around you every day.

By learning the skill of correct plant identification, you can

  • know a plant’s name
  • become the “plant identification expert” with your friends
  • feel safe around plants in your bioregion
  • specialize in identifying and working with medicinal plants
  • correctly identify wild edible plants

Join me in learning and practicing these skills at Identify that Plant.  I’d love for you to be able to confidently master the skill of correct plant identification.

If you have ideas you’d like to share about what might be useful to you on this website, please contact me at Angelyn@identifythatplant.com .  (I typically respond within 2-3 days.)


Under consideration for development during 2015-16

  • Children’s book(s) with stories related to plant identification skills
  • Photo glossary of common botanical terms used in plant identification
  • In-depth learning program (with videos and written materials) which provides detailed instruction about shrub and tree identification
  • Member portion of Identify that Plant containing:
    • more information and video tutorials
    • member sharing of personal experiences with plant identification
    • on-going “practice challenge” for identifying plants