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Unidentified flower 3

Observed: 27th May 2012 By: YashcaYashca’s reputation in PlantsYashca’s reputation in PlantsYashca’s reputation in Plants
Unidentified flower 3
Description:

Can anyone recommend a website that is good for identifying plants and flowers?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) interacts

Comments

Chalkie's picture

I think a book is easier really

I really like my copy of 'The Wildflower Key' by Francis Rose/Clare O'Reilly - good clear pictures and descriptions that highlight key points. I don't use the main key so much as I usually know which family to look in, but the smaller keys I do find very helpful.

I find it much easier to look at several pictures and compare them than on the internet - but I know it's more expensive! I used the internet at first for bees and dragonflies, but soon decided a book would work better.

Best place for identifying things on the internet is here on ispot, but it is good to have had a go yourself first.

Sorry if that doesn't help so much.

Yashca's picture

That's great advice thank

That's great advice thank you. I've been leaning towards buying a book because at the moment I try to identify things online, and I do manage a few species, but I get stuck a lot.

I just feel I maybe put too many pictures on ispot sometimes.

Amadan's picture

Not so, Yashca -

-in my opinion.
The only way for you - and me, amongst others - to learn is to see lots of different species; and pictures of different individual specimens at different stages or habitats. Keep on posting!

Chalkie's picture

the only trouble

The only trouble with buying books is it can get addictive and expensive. I wouldn't like to admit how much I spent on natural history books last year! But the pleasure I get from them makes them very good value for money.