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Thursday - October 09, 2008

From: Columbus, OH
Region: Midwest
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Plant identification
Answered by: Nan Hampton


I have a random flower growing out of my rabbit's grave and I can not identify it. Nothing like it grows around us and I didn't plant anything there. The petals are white. There are five of them. Then a deep purple center with bright yellow stamen. The leaves looked like daisy leaves (dark green in color) but it looks more like a rock rose. Please tell me what it is if you can. I have a picture.


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