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Sunday - December 21, 2008

From: Landisburg, PA
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Lycopodium digitatum for Christmas wreaths
Answered by: Nan Hampton


Dear Mr. Smarty Plants, That's it! The plant "Lycopodium Digitatum" posted on your website on Dec. 20, 2008 in response to my question about the proper name of "Crow's Feet" is indeed the plant we used for Christmas decorations many years ago. Thank you very much for solving this mystery for us.


Mr. Smarty Plants thanks you for letting us know we solved the mystery of which plant you used for your Christmas wreaths

Happy wreaths and happy holidays to you!


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