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Many people around the country, including professional botanists and members of botanical societies, may be able to assist with identification.

Providing fresh samples will help accurate identification, but may not always be possible. Ensure that you have the appropriate permission before collecting specimens.

Alternatively, photographs that show significant plant features can be used. A desktop scanner is a useful way to make an image of the specimen if you don’t have a good camera and these can be emailed to the expert.

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This page last updated on 26 Sep 2012