Question by  MrsShannonHarrell (768)

How can I get better at flower identification?


Answer by  thelostone (1457)

Go to your local library and get books about local fauna. The only way to get better at identifying flowers is to study.


Answer by  noitall (9)

Make a flash-card booklet. Get flower images from old seed catalogs or the Internet. Cut out the images so they are all the same size; or cut and paste images onto index cards. Write the name of each flower on back of its image. Then, staple the pages/cards together. Now you can flip through your book.


Answer by  Micha (65)

Buy a good field guide, go out, and practice. A good field guide will take you through the steps to identifying flowers: petal shape, leaf type, color, etc. With enough practice you will remember enough of these clues to enable you to identify flowers without having to rely on the book.


Answer by  Lissa (31)

Practice. Look in your local newspaper for community center classes, monitor college courses, use online sources, volunteer to work at a florest shop, borrow books from your local library, or purchase them at a bookstore.


Answer by  Az (343)

Go to the bookstore (or online) and find some flower "encyclopedias" or reference guides. Then spend some time at a local nursery learning about various flowers.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Do your homework. You can purchase a flower identification book from your local bookstore or online. Or you could join a horticultural club in your area to learn new things.


Answer by  bizgrad02 (103)

Make your own flash cards. Glue down pictures on one side of the note card. Make notes under the picture of identifying marks. Write down what season they bloom. Variety of colors. On the other side of the card, write the answer. Keep going over and over the cards until you have it down.


Answer by  ApprenticeJenn (959)

Find a flower budy to work with. Nurserys, flower shows and public gardens are great places to begin building your skills as most species will be marked. Pay special attention to varieties that are similar and look for the differences between them. As with any skill, practice makes perfect!


Answer by  kipcat (1964)

Try reading books on flowers, going to nurseries and greenhouses, look over the selection they have. Talking to someone knowledgable also would help.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

You should go out and get a plant identifying book. You should go around and look up every type of flower that you see.

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