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Jun 15, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 12)

Cal's Plant of the Week

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Currently, in its most impressive 363rd week, Cal’s Plant of the Week is the botanical stop that has been around almost as long as Best of the Web. One reason for the success of Cal’s Plant of the Week is the gorgeous pictures they have on the site. Visitors can view all of the plants of the week via a search engine, species, name, common name, or family name. In addition to the pictures, the site gives a short botanical profile of each of the selections. An informative site that is easy to look at, Cal’s Plant of the Week is a no-brainer to recommend.
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