Please Help Me Identify These Plants

And one bird.  I’m describing something for this proposal I’m working on and I’d like to identify at least a few of these plants.  I can’t believe how few growing things I can name.  Dogwoods and gingkos, that’s about it. I even think that some of these are the same type of plant over and over. Thank you in advance!

Plant1

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Plant2

plant2

Plant3

plant3

Plant4

plant4

Plant5

plant5

Plant6

plant6

Plant7

plant7

Plant8

plant8

Plant9

plant9

Plant10

plant10

Plant11

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And this bird.

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Stacy Horn

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11 thoughts on “Please Help Me Identify These Plants

  1. Thanks everyone!! I think you guys are right and based on these and other suggestions I’m identifying some of the plants as skunk current, wood-sorrel (aka okalis) crab grass and wild violet.

    I think I’m going to say clover too, just because I saw a lot of variations and I think some might be that too.

    You guys are great!!!!!

  2. Number 2 looks like clover. Not sure about the rest. My yard seems to be largely made of Number 3 which is likely just some kind of weed!

  3. 1. Looks like a maple sprout. If its stem is woody, it might be a little tree, maybe the weedy Manitoba Maple.

    2. I have it in my garden as a weed and mine make tiny yellow flowers when I let it get big enough. I think it is the wrong leaf for violets and the wrong flower for clover.

    3. Grass.

    5. Some kind of mullein, perhaps?

    11. Some kind of sumac, maybe?

    The bird might be a sparrow – they come in lots of varieties.

  4. You know you’re a New Yorker if you need someone else to identify what grass looks like.

    That bird looked kind of funny.

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