Little blue Forget-Me-Nots are blooming again now that spring has sprung in Eugene. Here’s a photo of my homemade botany flashcard for the pistil nestled in a patch of them – to help me remember the essentials while identifying plants in the wild.

You might remember a post I wrote a few years ago about the poetic nature of botanical language and the disappearing art of keying plants called In the Key of Flowers. The post includes information about plant identification resources if you’d like to learn more. Happy keying!