TheLorax
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Interesting sites to help with identification

Interesting sites to help with identification of wildflowers and native plants.

Looks as if it hasn't been updated in several years but this person spent an awful long time sharing links to wildflower sites and such-
https://www.hardyplants.com/statelist.htm

Buried in that list I found a really neat wildlife by color link-
https://research.calacademy.org/research/botany/wildflow/colorfrm.htm

Another by color link-
https://www.kswildflower.org/

Yet another by color-
https://www.ct-botanical-society.org/galleries/galleryindex.html

And a wildflowers by common name link-
https://www.wildflowerinformation.org/CommonListing.asp
***note- many wildflowers are invasive species and/or noxious weeds and those were included above***
All in all, some very nice photos at the above link. To their credit, they are indicating native range of a species as they did for Cynoglossum amabile (Forget-me-nots)-
https://www.wildflowerinformation.org/Wildflower.asp?ID=20

Another wildflower site that also provides native range-
https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/wildseed/photogallery/index_2.html

Some nice photos of NA native wildflowers here-
https://www.easywildflowers.com/flowers.htm

More wildflowers here-
https://www.wildflower.org/

More wildflowers here-
https://www.enature.com/fieldguides/intermediate.asp?curGroupID=11

Superb photos here-
https://www.biosurvey.ou.edu/okwild/toc.html

And superb photos here for people gardening in New Mexico-
https://www.polyploid.net/swplants/index.html

editing to add another link.

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Looks like someone else spent a lot of time compiling a list--nice job Lorax!
Happy Gardening,
Wing

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Yes, I've got a friend out there who corrupted me. She's turning me "greener". I've been poking around on the Internet reading lately and am stumbling across all kinds of neat stuff.

Looks as if both you and me must be under the weather. I remember you trashed your back so you're laid up. Me, some sort of a sinus infection with allergies and I feel like overall crud from this on again off again low grade temp. I laid on the couch yesterday watching tv while running out to pull weeds and downstairs to do laundry then back again to the couch to lay down and watch the boob tube again. Didn't help that it's been raining on and off for the past few days. It's always best pulling up weeds after good rains but I should have avoided the temptation of hand weeding in favor of staying inside to rest. It's that burst of energy you get after you take a Motrin and sinus meds that makes you feel whole for at least an hour before you go back down for the count again. Went to a plant sale this morning, came home posted a little then slept. Fizzled out from running around and loading plants. Left plants in the car in driveway with doors open so they didn't bake while I took a quick nap. Simply wasn't feeling well enough to remove them and found out it had started pouring while I was taking that quick nap. Oops. That little nap cost me more than just soggy rear end for the next week or so because now I'm probably going to be up half the night. How's your back doing? Back problems are far worse than summer sinus crud.

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Back is much better, thank you. I believe my sleeping habits were the cause and I've been working on a correction.
Happy Gardening,
Wing

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After I posted here I saw your other post where you were doing better. You aren't the only one I've heard of who ended up virtually crippled from sleeping on their stomach. Still glad you're up and about again as back issues suck.

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Well, here's hoping your sinus issues clear up as quickly!
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Much better today. Going to take advantage of all this rain and I'm going to go out and pull more weeds before it starts raining again.

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