Alder Burns wrote:If you "do" Facebook, there is a wonderful plant ID group there. You post a photo with your location and wait for answers. There are something like 20K members so there's alway s people in there and it's fast and very accurate. If someone guesses wrong someone else will correct them and you'll have a consensus opinion in a few minutes, unless you are looking at a very obscure plant in a very exotic location.
Ken W Wilson wrote:I think you're wanting to ID wild plants? I don't know a good site for that. Do you have a specific interest.
I sometimes want to ID specific varieties of fruits and nuts.
Try OrangePippin.com for apples and pears. They have much more detailed descriptions than most nurseries.
There are a lot of different forums with experts on a partular plant, like Bananas.org. I saw a great discussion on ID'ing nut trees. I think it was at Daves Garden.
Burra Maluca wrote:This might help - PLANTS Interactive ID Keys
Anne Miller wrote:I have several books and websites that I use to identify plants. By genus, I assume you mean family or group. But a search for the meaning of genus is rather confusing as to what you are looking for. Then there is the word species that I see used.
Terminology: Genus and Species
This website allows for searching the family name:
This one is also helpful, list plants as edible, medicinal and habitats.
I can understand your concern with edible plants.