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Monday - March 24, 2014

From: Parkersburg, WV
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Plant Identification from Parkersburg WV
Answered by: Barbara Medford


My wife found this flower on March 22nd, growing on a hillside partly shaded a few yards from our home. No one we have spoken to has ever seen it before,and we would love to identify it. Thank you.


We are sorry, that is not enough information to identify the flower, and since we deal only with plants native to North America, it might not be in our database anyway. Please go this site Plant Identification for websites that might be able to help you.


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