Charlie Russell Nature Photography

Wildflower Resource Page

Here are some links to pages that I use to help identify flowers and critters, etc.  I’m adding sites as I come across them, but if you have a recommendation please let me know via my Contact page.

  • Calflora: Great site for California flowers. A very useful tool is the What Grows Here feature, that you will find on the left menu. Note that when you are looking at a record for an individual flower there is a link to the listing in the Jepson eFlora website at the bottom of the page.
  • Jepson eFlora: The definitive key for California plants
  • Wildflower Search: A useful site for ID’ing wildflowers in the US. You can narrow down the list of plants by characteristic, location, and so forth
  • Oregon Flora Project
  • Pacific Northwest Wildflowers: Wonderful wildflower photographs, with range information, for Washington, Oregon and Northern California
  • Eastern Colorado Wildflowers
  • Wildflowers, Ferns, & Trees of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona & Utah
  • Soilweb: An amazing tool from UC Davis that you can use to determine what type of soil is found at a particular location. Often this is important to determine what species of flowers to expect at a site.
  • BugGuide: Great site for ID’ing insects in the United States. I use the “ID Request” tab to submit photos of insects, and the speed of response is amazing.
  • California Herps: A useful website for ID’ing snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and salamanders in California
  • The Fungi of California: Harder to key fungi, you generally need info that is harder to come by. This is a “simple key” that works well
  • Mushroom Expert
  • Art Shapiro’s Butterfly Site: Great for butterflies in north/central California
  • Natural History Wanderings: A great blog for various “natural history” news, as well as information on places to hike (mostly California), and when
  • Photo Ark: Not really a resource site, but I had to throw this one in. The most amazing photographs of animals…
Sierra Bog Orchid, Platanthera leucostachys
Sierra Bog Orchid, Platanthera leucostachys