Name that plant contest

Welcome to the “Name That Plant Contest” sponsored by the Georgia Botanical Society

Click here to see the Plants used in 2012 & 2013 and the Contest Winners!

The person who is first, each month, to get all plants correct will receive either a patch or window decal. The person with the most correct answers for the year will win a prize, which may include, but is not limited to, a window decal, patch, a free one-year Georgia Botanical Society Membership, or other prize.


  • Only one guess per person will be allowed.
  • Only scientific names will be accepted (no common names).
  • Older synonyms will be accepted.

April is also featuring three plants that are in the same genus. Anyone who has been on an early spring BotSoc field trip should recognize this genus. Hopefully, we will see all three of these in bloom on the field trip to Coosawattee Bluffs this Saturday, April 5. Someone asked if you can use books to obtain your answers, yes you can use books, the internet, etc., just please keep this an individual contest, no sharing of answers. Remember, only scientific names will be accepted, no common names. Good luck on your guesses and hope you enjoy this month’s plants!

You must have your answers in by midnight, April 30.

Send your guesses to Richard Ware at:

Click on the photos below for larger versions:

Apr. 2014 Plant # 1 Plant #1 (identify to species) – Habitat: Moist forests over mafic or calcareous rocks. Mid-March-April.

Range: Se. TN, south and west to nw. GA and nc. AL, and disjunct in Houston County, Ga.

Apr. 2014 Plant # 2 Plant #2 (identify to species) – Habitat: Moist coves over mafic or calcareous rocks. Mid-March-April.

Range: W. NC, e. TN, nw. GA, and se. KY, and reportedly disjunct in c. AL.

Apr. 2014 Plant # 3 Plant #3 (identify to species) – Habitat: Rich woodlands and forests over mafic or calcareous rocks. Early-April-May.

Range: W. NC and e. TN south to c. GA, and c. AL.