New Resource for Identifying Common Yard and Garden Plants

Want to know more about common yard and garden plants? Meet the new Purdue Plant ID Pal.

The web-based resource is easy to use. 4-H and FFA youth will find it especially helpful as they learn to identify ornamentals, fruits, and vegetables for local, state and national competitions.

Home page screenshot of app listing 4 sectionsPurdue Plant ID Pal has four sections:

  • ornamentals (woody plants)
  • flowers and indoor plants
  • fruits and nuts
  • vegetables

You’ll find more than 850 photos of nearly 200 plants, brief text descriptions and a glossary of botanical terms.

Each plant entry has multiple images, including close-ups of stems, leaves, flowers, fruit, and in some cases specialized plant structures that might aid in identification. For example, the iris entry includes an image of specialized underground stems called rhizomes.

How much did you learn? Click on the Quiz.

Give the Purdue Plant ID Pal a try at: http://purdue.ag/plant-id-pal

Purdue Plant ID Pal Image Gallery

Iris Example

screen shot of the Iris plant page of the app

Muskmelon Example

screenshot of Muskmelon page of the app

Filbert Quiz Example

screenshot from app of a Fruits & Nuts Quiz question

Filbert Correct Quiz Example

screenshot of the app page showing the correct answer to the quiz question

Filbert Try Again Quiz Example

screenshot of the app page showing an incorrect answer and instructing to "Try Again"

App Start Example

Home page screenshot of app listing 4 sections

 

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