Plant Identification

Whether you are just beginning your quest in plant identification or are working on in-depth research, there are many options available.


  • our developing virtual herbarium collection contains plant photographs and information;
  • our developing nonFlowering Plants photograph collection;
  • books are available at all learning levels, from simple wildflower books arranged by color, to advanced taxonomic sources arranged by plant characteristics; and
  • websites that provide helpful information for plant identification:
    Apiaceae (carrot or parsley family); Asclepiadaceae (milkweed family); Fabaceae (pea or bean family); Violaceae (violet family)

    What Tree Is It?
    This website will lead you through qualities of leaves and fruits from the common trees of Ohio. If you know the common and/or scientific name of the tree, indexes are provided.