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Our ace botanists are here to help you identify wild New England plants and to answer questions about their ecology and conservation. When posting a question, please provide the location, habitat (e.g. river, mountain, woodland), and photographs of the plant.

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    Hello, This is a picture of a flower taken in Mauritius in January this year (summer there). It was in the forest, mostly humid region
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    Dear Dina, I would love to be able to help you with this interesting plant you have shared an image of. However, land in the Indian Ocean is well outside my range of expertise. Go Botany is a website dedicated to wild plants of northeastern North America. If you need help finding an herbarium to direct questions to, let me know and I can help. (Friday, 17 February 2017)
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    This plant comes from Corfu Arillas not far from the sea about 1 mile the hight is 6-8 inches spreads This one has , a sort of green gooseberry type fruit When ripe the berry can pop and the "sap" is said to be poisonous. the leaves are hairy can you help to identify this plant please
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    Dear ARILLASKEV, I would love to be able to help you with this interesting plant you have shared an image of. However, Greece is well outside my range of expertise. Go Botany is a website dedicated to wild plants of northeastern North America. If you need help finding an herbarium to direct questions to, let me know and I can help. (Friday, 17 February 2017)
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    Many thanks for your response. In comparing my specimen with herbarium specimens of Hylotelephium telephium I think you are 100% correct. I will look for tubers next time I see this species. With appreciation
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    Apohaqui2810, good morning. I'm glad to be of help and also happy it looks like we found a good match for your specimen. Be well. (Friday, 10 February 2017)

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