I have spent quite a few years studying the plants and animals in my area and have become familiar with them.
Thank you for the recommendation of Peterson’s Guide but I’ve more interested myself in native edible plants and fungi, and wildflowers only if edible.
There, you see answering a question about something you stated wasn’t so hard. I’m sure you can, with your comprehension and brain power tell me what is “scientific truth” and name a scientist or two that spoke of such thing.
I mean you’re the one that said, “There is no debate. There is scientific truth and dogmatic irrational belief”.
Had I asked what is “dogmatic irrational belief”, you would’ve give an answer soon enough, so why choke on so-called “scientific truth”?
But go ahead and think on it while I wait.
Can you distinguish the members of the violet family, the golden rods? Have you observed the parts with a magnifier? are they similar or different? How are they similar or different? what about color? are they similar or different?
Perhaps your plant horizon is not adequately broad.