Videos of Identified Plants

I recommend occasionally searching the Internet for videos on plant identification.  You could even be specific in your search and look for videos about plants in your bioregion.  For example, here are three videos from different regions which I found especially well done and which you may find valuable as you practice identifying plants.

1.  Plant ID Slideshow by Katie Clark

This is the first in a series of two videos which photographically illustrate plants in the Los Angeles, CA area. I enjoyed attempting to identify the plant prior to its name appearing on the screen. Most of the plants in this video do not grow in my region (western NC) and therefore I was unable to recognize or name them. However, I did find a plant on the video which I had found along a roadside here.  Previously, I’d been unsuccessful in identifying it and therefore was delighted to see these video photos.  I have now properly labeled my photos of the previously “unknown” plant.  Turns out it’s a Goldenrain tree (Koelreuteria paniculata).

2.  Tree Identification by Clint McCarthy for Adirondack Community College Adventure Sports

As “a simple guide to identifying trees,” this video clearly illustrates a variety of trees from the northeastern U.S.  The narrator provides detailed descriptions of the trees along with distinguishing characteristics.  I found the explanation of how a particular tree is utilized to be a nice addition to the video.

3.  i for Identify Trees presented by Andrew Price for AZ Bushcraft

The trees identified in this video are located in Wales, U.K.  A large number of them are also common to forested areas of the U.S.  The trees are clearly photographed and, again, the narrator provides possible uses for each tree.

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