What is this flower?

Asked September 10, 2019, 12:11 PM EDT

What is this very small flower? I found it growing in a field. I have also included a photo of the leaf.

Kalamazoo County Michigan

3 Responses


This is the 64th question you have uploaded to the Ask an Expert system. Most of your questions could be answered by obtaining several plant ID books.

I would recommend several:

Newcomb's Wildflower Guide- Lawrence Newcomb

Wildflowers of Michigan- Tekiela

Weeds of the Northeast- Comstock Cornell

Okay I can stop sending in questions. I thought that this would be an appropriate resource to help in my personal project to identify all the plants around where I live and work. I do have a field guide that I am using, Weeds of the Northeast by Uva, Neal & DiTomaso but I don't have access to others. I have identified many, many plants using this book that I did not send in questions about. I don't have access to any very knowledgeable plant people around me either. I did not realize that there would be a problem with me using this public resource to help me learn to identify plants.

Thank you for your consideration. I have used that book as well. We do occasionally ID plant material, especially since that is the first step in diagnosis of a disease or insect problem. Our experts are stretched thin answering diagnostic questions so we try to direct people to resources they can utilize on their own too.