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For id questions: Why should I tell where in the world a plant is growing?

Knowing localities helps people to know more about the pests, diseases, growing conditions, local plants, temperatures, rainfall, humidity, elevation, hardiness zone, pollution, daylight hours, etc. ...
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For id questions: Why should I tell where in the world a plant is growing?

The hardiness zone is an indicator of exactly one thing: the average lowest temperature at a certain point. And that’s it. The conclusions we can draw from that information are minimal and at worst, ...
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For id questions: Why should I tell where in the world a plant is growing?

Although zone hardiness is very helpful not all users know their zones. Also by giving a general geographic location you can get the most valuable answers: from gardeners in your area. I cannot ...
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Identify these trees in the USA?

While the commenter could have phrased it more friendly, we do get “solve my homework” questions that occasionally look similar, although the photo quality is usually bette, and the closure is ...
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Should there be a requirement to demonstrate previous research on questions (in particular for `identification` questions)?

In my opinion, no. There are lots of ways to identify a plant, and asking a friend/expert is one of them - which is how I like to think about this community. I also observed that the best answers also ...
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For id questions: Why should I tell where in the world a plant is growing?

If you're worried about people knowing where you live, don't use the internet! And of course, don't be like me and use a pseudonym instead. Giving a rough location ( no one really needs to know your ...
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