Plant identification is the focus of this website.
Descriptive details of native and naturalized plant species found
in the central New York region are presented in an
easier-to-understand manner, along with quality diagnostic
English terms have been substituted for technical terms wherever
site was not created for scientists who specialize in the study of
these species. They already know this material, and much
more. It has been created for amateur naturalists and
practitioners who need everyday assistance in distinguishing
similar species from each other.
have tried to provide users with sufficient details, plus a little
bit more. Yellow highlights indicate essential,
distinguishing characteristics. These are the most important characteristics to look
for. The aim
was not to overwhelm users with minutia. Those still needing
additional details may need to consult more technical references,
or you may send me your questions. I'll try to answer them
as best I can.
A glossary of technical terms,
informative articles and literature sources can be accessed on the