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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 27, 2013 8:24 PM CST

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To test your skill at identifying Texas’ wildflowers, try the Wildflower Quiz at: http://www.wildflower.org/collections/quiz.php
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Feb 27, 2013 8:45 PM CST
11 out of 12 for Central
11 out of 12 for High Plains
11 out of 12 for West
12 out of 12 for East
12 out of 12 for West
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 27, 2013 9:00 PM CST

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Okay, now you're showing off, Jay!!!! I only did the beginner's wildflowers, but got 12 out of 12. Quit while I was ahead! Whistling
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Feb 27, 2013 9:23 PM CST
The advanced quize wasn't that difficult. They show a picture of a yucca and give you choice like a coreopsis, a grass, a salvia and an aster. If they wanted to make is difficult they should show a picture of a yucca and give you choices like, Yucca glauca, Yucca louisianensis, Yucca rupicola and Yucca thompsoniana. Then I would have had trouble.
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Feb 27, 2013 9:50 PM CST
That was fun...I got 12/12 for beginners !
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 27, 2013 10:12 PM CST

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I'll have to go back and take the rest of the tests. I'm fairly sure I won't get a perfect score.
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
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careyana
Mar 1, 2013 8:03 PM CST
I started taking other states and went back to do the regions, and I think I broke it.

Fun while it lasted though!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Mar 2, 2013 8:07 AM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Mar 2, 2013 4:08 PM CST
I did the advanced Smiling
Central 12-12
East 11-12
High plains 11-12
North Central 12-12
South 11-12
West 11-12
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Mar 2, 2013 4:24 PM CST

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Good for you, Josephine!
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Mar 2, 2013 11:28 PM CST
Multiple choice strategy from school days. If you don't know the answer right away, just eliminate the ones it can't be, then most of the time you can figure out which is more likely. I enjoyed the quiz!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Mar 3, 2013 7:44 AM CST
Yes, glad the quiz wasn't trying to trick you!
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Mar 3, 2013 8:03 AM CST
I think that test it is more like a teaching tool than a test but very nice. Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Mar 3, 2013 2:36 PM CST
I still remember when I took two plant field courses at the university years ago. Every week there'd be quizzes. Usually he'd put out specimens of the plants the class had ID's the week ago on forays and field trips, and then we'd have to write out answers on each one. Like common name, family or botanical name, sometimes botanical details like what kind of leaves or leaf arrangement, for instance. Points off for spelling! We really studied! But still, I enjoyed those classes more than my other classes!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Dog Lover Container Gardener Tropicals Roses
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careyana
Mar 13, 2013 9:11 PM CST
I had a class on native plants last semester and absolutely loved it. Went to McKinney Falls, Hamilton Pool, and even had John Ahrnes give us a grand tour of Westcave Preserve.


BTW Josephine, thank you so much for talking with me. I did get an A in my paper. Lovey dubby
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover Xeriscape
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frostweed
Mar 13, 2013 9:50 PM CST
That is great Carey, I think Texas native plants are wonderful Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Mar 14, 2013 8:31 AM CST
That sounds like fun! I've been to McKinney Falls a few times. We don't get around to going to parks and such very much these days. But I'm going to the Native San Antonio event at the Land Heritage Institute land on the southside of S.A. on March 16...God willing and the creek don't rise!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover Xeriscape
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frostweed
Mar 14, 2013 9:20 AM CST
Have fun Linda, you always find the neatest plants Hurray!
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
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Name: Sherill Hensley
Fort Worth, TX
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bluesmaven
Mar 17, 2013 4:08 PM CST
11 out of 12 Hurray!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Mar 17, 2013 4:59 PM CST

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Good for you, Sherill!

Hey Linda, start a new thread and tell us what you found at the plant event!!!! I found a few things here at Barton Springs Nursery.

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