I normally go through the Unknowns and feel comfortable making a species level ID some of the time. I am at least getting down to the genus most of the time for wildflowers. And plus, if I’m wrong, I can learn from that, which is how I’m getting better at knowing what I’m looking at. I do leave the casual ones on because I have found that getting my casual observations IDd is very helpful, especially if they are native plants possibly from a seed mix. I am a seed/plant collector so knowing what I am looking at really helps me document exactly what I have. Sometimes I get seeds or plants from someone who doesn’t know exactly what the plant is, and of course those observations are casual.
I do end up getting a lot of notifications that I can’t keep up with when IDing like that, so I found the link where I can look at my maverick IDs and fix those every once in a while.
I was thinking that chicory would be a good one to get comfortable doing a confirming ID on since I don’t think that anything really looks like it in my area. I’ll have to look at the jewelweeds - so far I’ve only seen common jewelweeds and I didn’t know there were others or how to tell them apart. I am trying to get a sense of what species are distinctive from each other. I liked the ladybug example; if there only two types of ladybugs in an area and one has 7 spots and one has 4, then that will be easy to confirm at species level with pretty good accuracy.