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Dean Fosdick/Associated Press A pelargonium in a yard in New Market, Va. Sometimes, you can't identify a flower without a program. Take the case of this "garden geranium," one of the most common potted plants in America with over 200 varieties. It's actually a pelargonium and calling it by its Latin name (Pelargonium x hortorum) will help avoid any cases of mistaken identity.

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