i normally like to identify things and memory loss being what it is, i often get to re-identify things in subsequent years.
it's a thing i do, though. it makes me happy. under the old model i had to take field guides out with me everywhere, but under the new model i take lots of good digital pictures, bring them home, and use both field guides and online resources to make IDs.
and by "online resources" i include mb, who knows a lot more about plants than i do and when i'm stumped i can usually get her to make an identification and teach me the difference between this thing and those others.
i keep a field guide album on flickr, and add to it periodically.
for the purposes of the venture vermont challenge, i have to identify three native vermont wildflowers.
just for the record, red clover, the vermont state flower, is not a native species.
here are some that ARE native species:
|new england aster|