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Wednesday - July 18, 2012

From: Denham Springs, LA
Region: Rocky Mountain
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Plant ID from Boise ID
Answered by: Barbara Medford


I have a plant growing in my bed which resembles a dandelion.. the problem is that it is really tall. Would you be able to take a look at a picture to identify it?


We are sorry, but we are no longer able to accept pictures for plant identification. Go to our Plant Identification page for links to several forums that do take pictures, and perhaps someone on that will be able to help you.


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