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Wednesday - July 29, 2009

From: Statesville, NC
Region: Southeast
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Plant identification
Answered by: Nan Hampton


I have a plant that came up in a flower pot.I wonder if you could hep me.The plant has six leaves to a stem and the leaves close up at night


Mr. Smarty Plants loves to identify plants, but doing so from just a description is difficult if not impossible.   Please take photos and send them to us and we will do our very best to identify your plant.  To read instructions for submitting photos, please go to Mr. Smarty Plants' Plant Identification page.

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