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Friday - April 11, 2008

From: Long Beach, CA
Region: California
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Plant identification from photos
Answered by: Nan Hampton


I have 3 photos of the same plant, and no one knows what it is. Can I send you the photos, they are small jpegs, for identification? Thank you.


Yes, please send us your photos and we'll do our best to identify your plant. Be sure to tell us when and where you made your photographs. The instructions for submitting photos for identification is on the Ask Mr. Smarty Plants page in the lower right corner.

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