OK. I am trying this with the four plant pictures now instead of the shoes. Let’s see if I am on the right track.
A. Plant is Woody Plant 1
A’ Plant is Herbaceous
…..B. Plant produces flowers
……….C. Plant with white petals Plant 2
………..C’ Plant with purple petals Plant 3
…..B’ Plant does not produce flowers Plant 4
well done. I did not show you that plant 4 is also a tree/shrub. Those are the catkins of a willow. So you could use woody with needles for A and woody with true leaves for A’. Best, Steffi.
Oh tricky. Yes, I see now. Thanks for the information. Willows are one of the plants I have less knowledge about and no experience with, but I have a strong desire to consume young willow leaves in the spring, especially the Sura, which, I believe is what they call the Diamond willow. There are just so many willows and I find it a bit overwhelming at times. I can’t wait to try them one day.
The willow photo was definitely the trickiest, especially if you are not as familiar with the plant. I like the simplicity of the categories, I think keeping it simple if possible is nice for all folks to be able to understand the dichotomous key even if they are not as familiar with technical botany/plant terminology.