|Take some specimen pictures
|Entire plant from the side, low to the ground.
Closeups of a single leaves with no shadows on it
Closeups of flowers
Closeups of seeds
Closeups of fruits
Closeups of roots (If available)
|Closeup of the top
Closeup of the side
Closeup of the gills
Closeup of the spores on paper (Magnifying glass)
After uploading your images to a page, edit the page title, change
the title to something that has 3-6 words and is descriptive. Click
the "Unknown/Not Sure" checkbox. Maybe someone will know
right away, but don't count on it.
Go to images.google.com,
type in the very most simple description that you can think of that
would describe your specimen. Look through 4-10 pages, then try
a different search. If the plant reminds you of another plant, find
the Family and Genus names of the plant you know by typing in "Strawberry
Family Genus" into google.com.
Or sometimes you can go to Wikipedia and type the name of the plant
you know and it will bring up a page with the Family and Genus on
the right hand side of the screen.
Once you have the Family and Genus, type just the Genus name into
look through 3-10 pages, if no luck, type in the Family name and
look through 3-10 pages.