There are many books and tools available to help you identify plants. Knowing which ones to use and where to start will make the process much easier.

Part one--Finding a Name

Before You Begin--

Using the right key

Part Two--Checking Your Identification

The Student Herbarium

Using the Student Herbarium

--DO NOT turn the sheets in a folder over like the pages of a book. Pick each sheet up by the edges and set it aside, face up. Put the sheets back in alphabetical order in the genus folder when you are done, then put the genus folder back in alphabetical order under the family tag. This way, nothing is damaged or misplaced.

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last update Dec. 21, 1999 by Monique Reed