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 we are, once again, featuring three plants in the same genus and since there is only three months left this year, it is time to make the contest a wee bit more difficult. The three plants this month are all DYC’s (D*$# Yellow Composites), in the Aster (Asteraceae) Family. 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, October 31.

Send your guesses to Richard Ware at:

Click on the photos below for larger versions:

Oct. 2014 Plant # 1A Oct 2014 Plant # 1B Plant #1 (identify to species) – Habitat: Mesic to dry woodlands, clearings, meadows, and road banks. May-Sept.
Range: VA and WV south to FL, north to AL and TN.
Oct 2014 Plant # 2A Oct 2014 Plant # 2B Plant #2 (identify to species) – Habitat: Limestone glades and woodlands. July-Sept.
Range: C. and se. TN south to nw. GA and AL.
Oct 2014 Plant # 3A Oct 2014 Plant # 3B Plant #3 (identify to species) – Habitat: Mafic or calcareous glades, barrens, woodlands, prairies, and roadsides. July-Sept.
Range: NY, ON, WI, and NE south to nw. GA, MS,and AR; and in the Piedmont of NC and n. SC.