There's no reason to be condescending when someone is a newbie. It's a shame you've been treated that way.
I totally get it, though, I was there once.
I'm messaging you my email right now. If you've got a question, give me a holler. If I don't know the answer, I'll be happy to help you find it! I know a lot of plant names, I'm a biochem major, and I've been perusing this website for quite a while, so I hope I'll be some use to you.