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Kudos for Barbara Medford's answer
November 05, 2014
Dear Mr. Smarty Plants (say, should it not be Ms!), No question, just a correction. Please correct my rating from 3 to 5 stars for Barbara Medford's response regarding impatiens, dated Dec. 8, 2007...
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Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
July 02, 2014
Foxglove (digitalis purpurea) is not a native U.S. plant. It was introduced to the U.S. from Europe and is now considered invasive in many parts of the western U.S. It invades our forested wild land...
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User's comment on nativity of Beggar's Lice from Austin
May 20, 2014
I think you were off the mark telling somebody that "beggar's lice" is a Texas native. According to Wikipedia, Torilis arvensis is an invasive species native to Eurasia. Cheers!
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Question about commercial product from Austin
May 19, 2014
Do you carry AquaSmart Pro? There was an article in today\\\'s Statesman about some Sun City people using AquaSmart Pro to save water on their lawns. I am always skeptical about such panaceas. ...
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Retention of essential oils by Ashe Juniper wood from Austin
May 03, 2014
I am looking for information on why local Austin Juniper/Cedar trees are so great at retaining essential oils for aromatherapy. I make pendants for necklaces out of our local fallen cedar trees and ...
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Synchronized blooming of cutleaf evening primrose from Brookshire TX
April 29, 2014
I have cutleaf evening primrose (grandis) that puts on such an enchanting show, opening every evening in late April, precisely at 8:00 , that guests sit in chairs to watch the spectacle. Incredibly, ...
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Highway construction in wildflower areas from Kingsland TX
April 22, 2014
I see no other link to contact about this, except for you. Maybe you can direct me. I just drove Hwy 281 South and a lot of road construction is being done. For many years that I've noticed, there ...
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Comments on previous answer on non-native invasives from Raleigh NC
March 27, 2014
https://www.wildflower.org/expert/show.php?id=7827 This answer is incorrect. Please have someone review it to remove the two invasive species you are encouraging people to plant by calling them nati...
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User comment on native grass mixes from Robstown TX
March 21, 2014
As a followup to my question on seed spreaders, native grass and prairie seed mixes seem a good fit for my location in far western Nueces County which is more semi-arrid than 30 miles away in Corpus w...
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Response to previous answer from Ft. Worth TX
November 07, 2013
What email can I respond to Barbara Medford QUESTION:
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