How to get good answers to your Plant ID questions

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    How to get good answers to your Plant ID questions - What to include in your posting when you want an identification

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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Take photos of the undersides of the leaves / shoots as well as the upper sides. Close-up macros showing the presence or absence of hairs on the leaf or shoot can also be important.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks, Michael. I have added that to the text. I was just thinking that today reading one of the recent maple ID postings where the presence of hairs would figure into the ID (but I hadn't thought to update the text).
     
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    Riley Dimech New Member

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    also make sure you tell us what time of year the photo was taken or when it flowers, as this will help in the process.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks, Riley. I've added that.
     
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    Thank you! These are great tips, it is great to see all of the pictures too!
     

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