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Thursday - May 01, 2014

From: BOISE, ID
Region: Rocky Mountain
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Plant ID by pictures from Boise ID
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

DEAR WILDFLOWER CENTER, TOOK SOME PICTURES A WEEK AGO--THE BOISE BOTANICAL GARDEN IDENTIFIED THE HENBIT BUT COULDN'T IDENTIFY THE REDDISH CYLINDRICAL FLOWERS IN PHOTO #4--CAN YOU HELP? YOU CAN FIND PHOTO(S) AT MY TWITTER SITE FOR APRIL 24(ON FLICKER). ALL THESE PLANTS/PHOTOS WERE IN A 6-8 FOOT DIAMETER OF EACH OTHER.THANKYOU, ARN ALLEMAND

ANSWER:

We are sorry, we can no longer accept pictures for identification. Please see our page on plant identification for other possibilities.

 

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