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A: There are those who suspect Wildflower Center volunteers are the culpable and capable culprits. Yet, others think staff members play some, albeit small, role. You can torture us with your plant questions, but we will never reveal the Green Guru's secret identity.

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Wednesday - April 17, 2013

From: Woodbury, MN
Region: Midwest
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Submitting photos to assist with an ID
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

How do I submit images to assist with an ID?

ANSWER:

We did, for a period of time, accept photos for identification purposes, but we no longer do that.  We loved doing it but we were overwhelmed with photos and requests and we didn't have enough staff and/or volunteers to devote to that service and still be able to answer all our Mr. Smarty Plants questions.  We are sorry we can't help you with that.   You are still welcome to send in a description of the plant in question and we might be able to give you some possibilities for you to consider and/or suggestions for ways to search for its identification yourself.  I also suggest that you visit our Plant Identification page where we have listed links to several plant identification forums that accept photos for identification.

 

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