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grass & plant identification

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Samurai WeedWacker, Jun 10, 2001.

  1. Samurai WeedWacker

    Samurai WeedWacker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    Can anyone refer me to educational websites where I can learn to identify various species of turfgrass, plants and trees?
    Thank you.
     
  2. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,232

    Sam, I think that may be too big a bite for one time. Try picking one of those and then doing that, perhaps the lawn grasses, versus the ornamental grasses.

    Trees: you have hard and softwoods and I don't know how many different varieties that break down even further.

    Plants: uhhhh ..... try going to a nursery and saying that you want to learn about 'plants' and they'll just stare at you. Lotsa lotsa different plant types.

    Good luck.
     
  3. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 957

    i would say for you to get some field guide things. there are books that you can take out into the field with you, and it will say do you have this kind of leaf, twig, bark, etc. and you key the plants out. after a while you start to learn them after repition.
     
  4. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

  5. Russ

    Russ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    Woody Ornamentals-Ohio State U./Dendorology
    Pest-Ortho/Problem solver
    Grass-Scotts
    Extensive detailed information-Purdue U. P.L.A.N.T Thesuary
     

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