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 not in the same genus or even the same family. Plants #1 and #2 are in the Fabaceae (Legume Family) and Plant #3 is in the Rosaceae (Rose Family). Since we tend to make the contest more difficult toward the end of the year, no further clues will be provided. 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, November 30.

Send your guesses to Richard Ware at:

Click on the photos below for larger versions:

Nov. 2015 Plant # 1A Nov. 2015 Plant # 1B Plant #1 (identify to species) – Habitat: Prairies, rich soils, river banks, various provinces.
Range: FL, GA, AL to TX, CO, MN and OH.
Nov. 2015 Plant # 2A Nov. 2015 Plant # 2B Plant #2 (identify to species) – Habitat: Pinelands, hammocks, and sea-shores, Coastal Plain.
Range: FL to LA, recently found in GA.
Nov. 2015 Plant # 3A Nov. 2015 Plant # 3B Plant #3 (identify to species) – Habitat: Shale and limestone cliffs, Appalachian Valley and Plateau.
Range: AL and GA.