A basic knowledge of the common leaf shapes can help with tree and plant identification. Here are the common leaf shapes you may encounter in the Rocky Mountains. Continue reading
A basic knowledge of common leaf edges will greatly help with the identification of plants. Here are some of the common leaf edges you are likely to encounter. Continue reading
Leaf arrangement on plants and trees is an important sign to help identify the plant or tree. Here are the common forms of leaf arrangement you are likely to encounter. Continue reading
Knowing certain plant and tree terminology will help beginners when they are learning about plants and trees. Here are a number of common terms or words that you may encounter. Continue reading
Pollination is the act of pollen being moved from the anther of one flower to the stigma of another flower of the same species. That is the simple explanation of it, but I will go into a bit more detail below. Continue reading
The basic parts of a flower include the petals, sepals, stamen, and pistil. Here is a simple diagram showing those main parts of a flower along with a short description of the function of each.
Flowers are so beautiful, but they do not last very long. One fun way to solve that problem is by pressing flowers. Pressing flowers will allow you and your kids to enjoy them, study them or make fun art projects with them. Continue reading
There are hundreds of different kinds of wildflowers in the Rocky Mountains. This includes many common wildflowers such as Lupine and Columbine. Different kinds of wildflowers grow at different elevations and aspects, similar to how different trees grow better and dominate at different elevations. Continue reading