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Field guides are a valuable tool for learning to identify plants. I've included links to purchase my favorite Kansas guides to wildflowers, weeds, trees, and grasses.
Kansas Wildflowers and Weeds
Get this comprehensive book to all common wildflowers and weedy plants in the state.
Kansas Wildflower & Grasses
This is a great reference book for both wildflower and grasses of Kansas.
Kansas Trees & Shrubs
Use this reference book to learn our woody plants like trees and shrubs.
If you want to learn to identify our grasses this is the book to have.
Good book to use when trying to identify weedy plants.
Browse the following groups of plants. A list of plants is provided that meet each definition.
Trees are woody perennial plants, usually with a single trunk, relatively tall
Shrubs are woody perennial plants with multiple stems, generally shorter than a tree.
Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl.
Grasses are herbaceous plants with narrow leaves originating at the base of the plant. Grasses are graminoids.
Perennials are herbaceous plants that live three or more years
Biennials are herbaceous plants that live two years, flowering the second
Annuals are herbaceous plants that live only one year