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SOFTWARE / RESOURCE SUGGESTIONS FOR BOTANY BEGINNER...

Any recommendations for a software program for managing photos, notes, etc., of plants I am learning about. Just recently developed an interest in Botany and don't really know where to begin. I have tons of photos, journal notes and websites bookmarked and am looking for a way to keep things together and organized so i can access all the info easier. Also looking for a reliable resource for identifying and learning more about the plants I find. Any other advice for a beginner would be appreciated as well...
posted by slowtree on May 28, 2013 - 2 answers

 

What does an elm look like?

I can't identify trees, bushes, shrubs, or flowers. How can I learn to do so on sight? [more inside]
posted by Rustic Etruscan on Dec 28, 2012 - 22 answers

Some info about carnivorous plants

I am a creative writer (NOT a gardener or botanist) and have some questions about carnivorous plants. I'm wondering what some of the more "out-there" examples of carnivorous plants are and how they work. I was also wondering how a person could modify a carnivorous plant so it doesn't eat insects (it doesn't matter if this would kill the plant; just need to know how to do it.) Have read wiki page and some other basic info. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Dec 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Weird giant fig-things

What the heck is this mysterious fruit/vegetable? Pics inside. [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Oct 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Mystery weed ID

I need help identifying this plant: photo 1 / photo 2. It's growing on the edge of a parking lot in Largo, MD, USA.
posted by ryanshepard on Aug 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Strange Fruit

What is this fruit-bearing bush in the yard of my new house, and can I eat the fruit on it (when it ripens)? [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Jul 31, 2012 - 10 answers

Seed-filter: Can you ID this seed?

Seed-filter: Can you identify this seed (head-on, profile)? My mom came across this odd seed and is wondering what it is. I suggested that we plant it to figure out, but decided that Asking Metafilter might be a faster option.
posted by rdn on May 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Please help us save our conjugal oak tree!!!

Our conjugal oak tree is dying, and I'm devastated. Please help us save it!!! [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Feb 21, 2012 - 15 answers

I would take you home with me, if I only knew your name.

Mefi botanists: what is this strange cactus-like vine-y plant? [more inside]
posted by The demon that lives in the air on Jun 28, 2011 - 7 answers

How do I move my plants cross-country?

How do I move my plants cross-country? [more inside]
posted by scazza on May 17, 2011 - 12 answers

Please identify this plant for me

What flower / plant is this? The photo lightens the flowers; in real life they are dark, kind of electric cobalt.
posted by everichon on May 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Aside from mushrooms, are there any decorative houseplants I can grow in a dark and neglected apartment?

Does a dark and somewhat uninhabited apartment mean I can't have houseplants? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Apr 20, 2011 - 20 answers

Can you identify these houseplants?

Can you help me identify these houseplants? [more inside]
posted by jdruk on Jan 22, 2011 - 12 answers

What kind of greenhouse for zone 5?

Our school in Salt Lake City is fundraising to build a greenhouse - what should we consider related to the actual construction/type of greenhouse? [more inside]
posted by _DB_ on Dec 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Historic plant reproductive variation diagrams or art

"That plants employ many different strategies to engage in sexual reproduction was used, from just a structural perspective, by Carolus Linnaeus (1735 and 1753) to propose a system of classification of flowering plants." - I would very much like to find period diagrams/drawings that depict this (as many of the varying sex types/methods possible) [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation on Oct 1, 2010 - 9 answers

Put a spell on the John?

Can anyone tell me what kind of plant this is? [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Nov 26, 2009 - 6 answers

Don't bogart the pot(s)!

Can anyone identify this plant? [more inside]
posted by applemeat on Aug 12, 2009 - 6 answers

What is this plant?

My parents recently noticed a few strange plants sprouting up in the middle of their lawn. This one has grown from nothing to around a foot high in three weeks. Can anyone ID it? They're in the Boston area, if knowing the region helps.
posted by dfan on Jun 16, 2009 - 7 answers

What kind of cactus is this?

What kind of cactus is this, and how do I care for it?
posted by zembla3 on Mar 16, 2009 - 5 answers

What is this flower?

FlowerFilter: Can you identify this flower? [more inside]
posted by anifinder on Mar 15, 2009 - 8 answers

Anybody know what kind of plant this is?

Anybody know what kind of houseplant this is? (I inherited it when I bought my house). Thx!
posted by Misciel on Oct 28, 2008 - 14 answers

What plants could symbolize the names Evan and Nathaniel?

I want to do something (maybe embroidery, maybe a tattoo, maybe plant a garden) with plants that symbolize my three children. My youngest is named Rosemary, so that's quite easy, but I am having a harder time coming up with plants that would symbolize the names Evan and Nathaniel. I've googled and had no luck. I'm looking for something that contains the names, or something recognizably similar to them in the common or botanical name, or maybe a plant that is somehow associated with those names, or... anything you can think of. And the plants probably shouldn't look odd with a Rosemary plant next to it.
posted by Shoeburyness on Aug 1, 2008 - 9 answers

ID this little white flower?

Flower Identification filter: What is this plant? [more inside]
posted by MaudB on Jul 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Identify this rattling plant.

Identify this strange plant found in the middle east. [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Nov 23, 2007 - 3 answers

I am looking for gardening experiments

I am looking for gardening experiments [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Oct 21, 2007 - 9 answers

The Brown Thumb Kills All!

PlantFilter: What is "pinching off" and how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Oct 30, 2006 - 13 answers

What's this thorny plant called?

What do you call this thorny plant I found growing outside the Smithsonian Castle in DC? My Google-fu fails me.
posted by brownpau on Sep 24, 2005 - 7 answers

What are these caterpillar-like things on my hazelnut tree?

I have a hazelnut tree. Each year at this time, the tips of the branches extrude 2-3 inch long caterpillar-like growths which drop off. What are these called, and what is their function? This is undoubtedly a simple question which many can answer, but nevertheless hard to google.
posted by Neiltupper on Feb 5, 2005 - 3 answers

Bonsai!

I've decided that I need a new hobby and am thinking that growing bonsai trees might be it. [Guess what waits inside...] [more inside]
posted by shotsy on Oct 17, 2004 - 8 answers

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