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Sunday - April 01, 2012

From: Horseshoe Bay, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Plant ID from Horseshoe Bend, TX
Answered by: Barbara Medford


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Thank you for your continued support of the work the Wildflower Center does in conservation and promotion of native plants.

It would seem you attempted to send us pictures of the plants you cannot identify, and we are no longer set up to receive pictures on the Mr. Smarty Plants site. Identifying native plants is lots of fun; but, it consumes lots of time and we don't have enough person-hours to do it anymore.  We can recommend several excellent online Plant Identification forums that will accept photographs of plants to identify.  Please visit our Plant Identification page to find the links to the Plant Identification forums.


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