Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification (Paperback)
While 'in a day' is a stretch, this is a really fantastic plant identification guide! If you, like me, found yourself obsessed with plants over the course of the lockdown last year, this will definitely add fuel to your fire.— From Josh H. Staff Picks
Looking for a faster, easier, and engaging way to identify plants? Related plants have similar characteristics, and they often have similar uses. Rather than learning new plants one-at-a-time, it is possible to learn them by the hundreds, based on plant family patterns.
Each family of related plants has unique patterns for identification. Learn to recognize these patterns, and discover them again and again in the plants you encounter. It is possible to instantly recognize a plant never before seen, and in many cases, to know its edible or medicinal properties on the spot-even before you have identified it down to the species.