diagnostic photos

Mark McDonough antennaria@charter.net
Thu, 11 Feb 2010 14:53:06 PST
"Boyce Tankersley" <btankers@chicagobotanic.org> wrote about diagnostic photos.

Over in the SRGC Forum (Scottish Rock Garden Society), someone pointed out a most useful web site of flora in Germany, a good example where the photos are specifically taken to help illustrate differences in the species, and as well, the flowers are arranged on a webpage in a sort of botanical key.  Check it out with a genus like Viola,  go here: 

Then select Vi-Z in the right block (latin names), then select one of the Viola species links (give it a minute or so as it loads the whole thing).  By the way, if you use Google Toolbar, you can set it to automatically translate the German to English.  The site a cool example of a visual photo-based key of sorts.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border, USDA Zone 5

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