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Sunday - July 28, 2013

From: Waco, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: General Botany
Title: Fragrant Texas wildflowers from Waco TX
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

Hi, I'm interested in looking at any Texas Wildflowers which have attractive aromas which I can distill essential oil from. Any ideas? Thanks

ANSWER:

Well, whaddaya know?! We found a nearly identical previous Mr. Smarty Plants question, from Denton, TX. That answer was written by Dr. Nan Hamptom, one of the volunteer Mr. Smarty Plants Team members who can always answer the toughies. Enjoy smelling!

 

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