Minnesota Wildflowers website offers a plant identification guide to Minnesota's flora, both native and non-native. Our mission is to educate Minnesotans on our native plants, raise awareness on threats like invasive species, and inspire people to explore our great state, appreciate its natural heritage, and become involved in preserving it.
This web site is modeled after a field guide to help you identify something you've found. Flowers are primarily categorized by color, but there is an advanced plant search (see also in the top right corner of every page) where you can key on a variety of plant characteristics. Search results are organized by plant family and genus so similar species are usually grouped together. Over 700 plant species and more than 5,000 high quality photos are cataloged here, with more added each week, working towards recording all 2100-plus plant species in Minnesota.
Scientific botanical jargon is avoided where possible so amateurs will understand things. As you gain knowledge and experience, you'll learn the proper botanical terms, but this site is intended to serve ordinary people so will stay informal.
About Minnesota Wildflowers
This web site was created by Katy Chayka, Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer and native plant enthusiast, with collaboration by Peter M. Dziuk, noted imaginographer and long-time native plant advocate. The Minnesota Wildflowers Information nonprofit organization was established in 2011.
For more information visit http://www.minnesotawildflowers.info