What's Working for Conservation

Plant Identification

Plant ID


Plant ID Websites: There are a number of websites that are helpful for plant identification efforts including:

BWSR Wetland Restoration Plant ID Guide: A plant ID guide developed through a BWSR/NRCS partnership is a useful resource for species common in wetland restoration projects. The guide can be found at: www.mn.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/wrp/plantid/about.html

Lakehshore Weeds Guide: To help foster more independent maintenance of shoreland plantings and raingardens we developed the "Common Lakeshore Weeds – A Guide for Identification and Control in Shoreland Buffers, Wetlands, and Raingardens." It is a concise, simple, user-friendly resource for landowners to use (Gina Hugo, Sherburne SWCD).


Dan Shaw
Senior Ecologist/Vegetation Specialist