DaisyI said:Not to be rude but, why are we supplying all these ID's with binomial names? Are you trying to ID all the plants in your new yard? Is this for a class? An exercise to test our abilities? I'm asking because, first, there are a lot of needed ID's. And second, you aren't providing a lot of info except for "Québec, Canada". Just curious...
sooby said:Just FYI, NightCrow, since you're doing some kind of project you might need to also know that the word is species whether singular or plural, specie actually means something else (something to do with coins/money according to Wikipedia).
NightCrow said:I'm into specie identification and I'm trying to reach my 250 identified species :P
That is a very hard task.
Take it slowly.
You will find it very hard to remember the Latin names of 250 plants .
Have you thought of getting a really nice book full of pics of garden plants.
The more you look at it the more you will remember what the plants look like.
DaisyI said:NightCrow, Instead of memorizing names, learn the characteristics of families of plants, the genuses within the families, and then the species. Its so much easier if you can look at the characteristics of a plant and categorize it. For instance, all members of the mint family have square stems (but not all square stemmed plants are mints). But with other mint family characteristics (opposite leaves, usually aromatic smelling and with distinctive flowers), you could narrow the choices way down.