Flower Identification Resource Guide

Identifying flowering plants is useful. You can decide whether that bloom will thrive in your garden, if those leaves are edible, and which plants are poisonous. The right flower identification tools will educate you on the blossoms around you. These plant identification resources are a starting point on your journey. Soon, you'll see wildlife in a whole new way.

USDA: Plants Database

A comprehensive state-by-state flower identification guide.

Invasive Riparian Plant Identification Guides

An appendix of invasive alien plants.

My Wildflowers: Identify

An interactive flower identification tool.

Family Guide to Wildflowers

An interactive guide to known flower characteristics.

Better Homes and Gardens: Plant Encyclopedia

Pick the best plants for your garden.

National Park Service: Vegetation Inventory

Check out an inventory of vegetation throughout US National Parks.

Random Access Identification Key

Enter habitat and growth information for flower identification in Washington.

Plant Identification: Examining Leaves

Learn how to distinguish plants by their leaves.

AQUAPLANT: Plant Identification

Photos and descriptions to help with aquatic plant identification.

Plant Identification Pictionary (PDF)

A lesson plan to help children with flower identification.

Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring (PDF)

Learn to identify aquatic species in Indiana.

Wildflowers of New England

Identify wildflowers by family, color, or leaves.

House Plant 411

Identify and learn to care for house plants.

Field Identification of the 50 Most Common Plant Families in Temperate Regions (PDF)

A comprehensive flower identification tool for this region.

California Native Plant Link Exchange

Learn to garden with native California flowers.

Edible Flowers

A fast fact sheet about edible flowers.

Herbarium Plant Identification

Learn how to send unidentified North Carolina species in for professional identification.

Floriculture Plant Index

An extensive index of Oklahoma flowers.

Flower Pictures

Identify flowers from one of seven groups by pictures.

Botany

A detailed encyclopedia of plants.

How to Identify Target Plants (PDF)

Identify plants as well as their flowering or fruiting statuses.

Plant Identification Game

An interactive game to help you identify plants in the Florida Keys.

FloraGator

A (flower identification tool) with multiple entries.

Wildflowers of the Santa Monica Mountains (and Beyond)

Pictures of wildflowers throughout the Santa Monica region.

Southeastern Flora

Identify plants in the Southeastern US.

Flower Identification

A guide to plant identification in Texas.

World Wide FLowering Plant Family Identification

A flower identification guide using characteristics.

Garden Plant Identification

A quick guide to flowers and plant names.

Go Botany

A resource for New England plants.

How to Identify Plants

A beginning guide to identifying plants.

Identify a Plant by Major Group or Color

Learn to use group and color for (plant identification).

Flower Identification Quiz

A quiz on identifying plants.

Wildflower Identification

Colorful pictures for flower identification.

Common Summer Wildflowers of West Virginia

An informative listing of wildflowers in this state.

Dave's Garden

A plant reference for gardeners.

Plant Finder Tool

Find the perfect plants to garden with.

Wildflowers, Ferns, and Trees

Identify flowers and plants in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona.

Virtual Herbarium

Interactive keys for tropical flowers.

Using a Dichotomous Key to Identify Flowers (PDF)

A guide to using a dichotomous key.

Identify the Wild Plants of Western North America

A guide to the traits of plants in this area.

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