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This Plant Identification Learning Module is an online tool for learning about plants. It is useful to plant enthusiasts as well as Florida 4-H Youth and Master Gardener volunteers preparing for state contests.

Images and information on 200 vegetables, fruits, flowers and landscape plants are included. Use the handy self-test option to judge your progress.

How to Use the Learning Module

The module is broken into four plant categories: fruits and nuts, vegetables, flowers and indoor plants, and ornamentals. After choosing a category, you'll find a list of plants that are included in the competition. Each of these links will take you to a page going into more detail about that plant. At the end of the list, there is a self-guided quiz you can take.

Contest Rules and Glossary

Please read the EDIS publication, "Florida 4-H Horticulture Identification and Judging: Contest Rules and Glossary"

4-H Scoresheets (PDF)

Participant Instructions

  • County teams can have 3 or 4 members. The low score from the team of 4 will be dropped. You can also participate as an individual.
  • Do your own work — no talking during or after.
  • 20 minutes per station with a 5 minute warning.
  • If you finish early, stand against the wall in your group. No talking.
  • If you need clarification of the sample or the sample moved, raise your hand.
  • Gentle touching of ID samples is okay. Do not move samples from the plate.
  • On the judging samples, do not move or touch. The judging section has new scoresheets.
  • No tasting of samples.
  • After the contest is over, we will do a sample review with tags out that you can take pictures of.

Study Resources

Another resource is Judging Horticulture Products (Google Docs) written by Robert L. Renner, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County agent (retired).