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 2013 & 2014 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.

This month the plants are still all DYC’s (D*$# Yellow Composites), in the Aster (Asteraceae) Family. You’ll have to decide if they are in the same genus or not. 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, December 31.

Send your guesses to Richard Ware at:

Click on the photos below for larger versions:

Dec. 2014 Plant # 1A Dec. 2014 Plant # 1B Plant #1 (identify to species) – Habitat: Coastal sand-dunes and introduced into sandy places inland. Sum.-Fall.
Range: TX and LA, then FL northward to ME and MI.
Dec. 2014 Plant # 2A Dec. 2014 Plant # 2B Plant #2 (identify to species) – Habitat: Woods, thickets, and edges of fields, Coastal Plain. Sum.-Fall.
Range: LA east to AL, FL, GA, SC and NC.
Dec. 2014 Plant # 3A Dec. 2014 Plant # 3B Plant #3 (identify to species) – Habitat: Wet clay soil, low pinelands, edges of swamps, and marshes, Coastal Plain. Sum.-Fall
Range: LA eastward to MS, AL, GA, FL, SC and NC.