After returning from a walk in the woods I was anxious to identify a couple of wildflowers I spotted and of course turned to the internet to discover the answer. In addition to identifying the flowers in question I discovered a great "launch-pad" for future wildflower identification needs.
I am posting the following tool from uswildflowers.com in the hopes you too will rapidly find the answer to any wildflower question you may have. Enjoy!
Looking for Wildflowers for a specific state?
About the State Reference List:
The State Reference page include three things:
- A list of websites that may help in identifying wildflowers for the selected state. I've looked at each of the sites listed and they appear to be useful. I use some of the sites regularly for wildflower identification. If you know of a site that should be added to this list, send me an email at email@example.com - no promises of inclusion, but I will give it consideration.
- A thumbnail photograph and web page link for each color of species of wildflowers for each color of species of wildflowers in this site's database that, according to the USDA Plants Database or my personal observation are found in the selected state, even though the photograph is probably from Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Idaho, or North Carolina. From there you can list all of the state's wildflowers that we have represented, or only those for a color range. Most photographs are by me, although some are contributed by others. The identification is by me, and while I have done my best to be accurate, I am not a professional botanist, and there is a high likelihood that some identifications are incorrect. Please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you find errors.
- A list of some wildflower identification books available at Amazon.com that cover the selected state. I have noted the books that I own and use myself. In the other cases I have read the description and reviews of the book to determine if they seem appropriate. I get a very small referral fee if you purchase through these links. My wildflower hobby is certainly not a profit-making venture, so if you can help offset my costs by making your Amazon purchases through these links, that would be very much appreciated.