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Saturday - June 29, 2013

From: Sun Tan Valley, AZ
Region: Southwest
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Photo identification from Sun Tan Valley AZ
Answered by: Barbara Medford


I just tried sending y'all some photos of a plant I'd like to identify. The email address failed. Please let me know how I can get these 3 photos sent.


We are sorry, we are no longer able to accept photographs, which is why the email address was not active. Please go to our Plant Identification Page for sources that will accept online photographs. Be sure and follow the instructions for doing so.


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