How to use the tool
The Fact Sheets provide the user with images and descriptive information to aid in seed identification.
The ID keys are interactive and assist the user, with an unknown seed in hand, to identify it.
What is new?
Festuca heterophylla belongs to a group of Festuca species generally referr...
Festuca filiformis belongs to a group of Festuca species generally referred...
Festuca pratensis is a cool season perennial grass. Reproduction is both se...
Seed of the month
Some seeds just look cool, and we think Tribulus terrestris is right at the top of that list. Its spines stick out in such a way that one of them is guaranteed to be pointing up to puncture anything that steps on it, and hopefully be carried away to a new location. This successful weed is found all around the world and if the spines aren’t nasty enough, the plant itself is toxic to livestock.
- June 29, 2023
Describes achene features, invasion and natural history of two noxious Senecio species (Senecio madagascariensis and Senecio inaequidens) and compares them to achenes of four similar species (Senecio vulgaris, Crepis capillaris, Pentanema britannicum, and Jacobaea vulgaris). J. Neudorf, A. Salzl and R. Wang Credit: 2023 Canadian Food Inspection Agency Download the posterread more
- March 29, 2023
After years of work behind the scenes, the updated Seed ID Guide has finally launched! The ID Keys, Fact Sheets, Gallery of images and Glossary of terms are still here, expanded and updated, along side some exciting new features: More complete information in fact sheets, including information on embryo morphology, as well as floral, fruit, […]read more
- September 1, 2022
Describes the history of cultivated Echinochloa species, their wild ancestors and distinguishing features of the spikelets and florets. J. Neudorf, R. Wang, A. Salzl and T. Meyer Credit: 2022 Canadian Food Inspection Agency Download PDF hereread more
- August 12, 2021
An introduction to the identifying features of ergot disease bodies and sclerotia for the purity analyst..read more
- August 12, 2021
This webinar introduces the basic requirement and skills to make seed images as virtual reference for seed identification.En savoir plus/a>