Which plants transformed Minnesota? Arboretum wants your suggestions ...

A horticulture expert at the U of M is leading an effort to compile a top-10 list of plants that transformed the state and changed how we live. Her team is asking students and the general public to weigh in. Mary Meyer says she hopes the idea spurs a conversation about plants and their impact.
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A horticulture expert at the U of M is leading an effort to compile a top-10 list of plants that transformed the state and changed how we live. Her team is asking students and the general public to weigh in. Mary Meyer says she hopes the idea spurs a conversation about plants and their impact.

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