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What is this tall, broad-leaved plant from Central NY?

I have this growing on the bank behind my cottage and am very curious to know what it is: It has long, broad leaves that narrow and expand drastically It's at least 6 feet tall The stem is about 1" ...
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What is this white flower with stacked petals?

I can't identify this short-ish plant with one white flower with has stacked petals. It also has green, vaguely-heart-shaped leaves that have a pink-burgundy rim, the stalk is also burgundy. I live in ...
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What is this fragrant purple flower, found in California?

I spotted this in San Francisco, CA. It seems to have a mild and pleasant fragrance all year round.
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What type of plant is this in Arizona desert

I want to identify this plant. Located in Phoenix and appears to be a shrub
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Is this wormwood and what can be done to stop their decline?

I've scoured the internet and am still unsure what these plants are! They're starting to die off and I'm trying to do some research on what can be done to save them. They have somewhat feathery ...
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What fungus is this?

I've got several patches of this fungus growing in my mulch. It grows in roughly a circular patch, and produces these growths above the surface. The effected area binds together into a disk, and ...
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What is this plant with red/green leaves and yellow flowers?

I noticed this plant at an open house, and this particular specimen was one of the smaller ones there. I'm wondering if I can plant one of these in a partially shaded spot next to the walkway. ...
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What is this leafy plant with thick stems and carrot-like leaves?

This is a volunteer. Not sure what it is. Can you tell me? I would pull it if it's a weed but not sure. In Omaha, NE in the mostly sun partial shade. I had two pop up one is by the driveway the ...
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What is this plant that is not a tomato? [duplicate]

First image is not a tomato plant, what is it?
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Can anybody identify this plant that looks like a Salvia?

Can somebody help me identify this plant? It looks kind of like a salvia plant.
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What is this plant found on a lake shore in Maine?

This plant has a purplish stem with fine hairs. Also the leaves sprout from stem opposite. However, it is two leaves at a time and rotates on way up? It's growing on sandy beach on a lake in Maine. ...
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Is this coriander or bolted parsley?

I had both cilantro and parsley growing in this container. Much time has passed, and now I have no idea what I'm looking at! click on the image for a larger version I want to grow just parsley in ...
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Which genus is this Cattleya Aliance orchid?

This was a gift and does not have an ID tag! Please help me orchid experts! Thank you!
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Which flowers are there in this white/blue/purple wedding bouquet?

My fiancée is in love with the bouquet bellow, but we have no clue about the flowers species used in it. Could someone help us? Any help is really appreciated.
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What is this stinging plant with little hairs on the leaves?

I have no idea what this plant came from, where it came from or any thing about it. What I do know is its leaves are covered in little hairs, there's little thorns growing all over it and just by ...
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What is this (fungus?) on my fruit trees, and should I treat it?

I have several fruit trees (Apple, Cherry, and Peach) that all have an identical growth on the bark. It looks like a fungus to me, but I'm uncertain of the exact identification and what to use to ...
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Can anyone identify this plant/weed that has a curled-over top with little white flowers?

Asking from New Jersey. I have a couple of these little flowering plants growing in my front yard, one in a small area surrounded by stargazer lilies and another across the yard between some ivy and a ...
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Garden Grass/Lawn Mould Identification

We have a standard grass lawn and in true British style got a paddling pool out a month too early. The pool got infested with mosquito larvae so we drained it (not into the garden) and got rid of the ...
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Identifying this white wildflower

I photographed this flower in Grenada in November of last year. The flowers were small (roughly 1½in or 4cm in diameter), white, with 5 narrow petals. There was just one flower on a stem, and ...
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What is this plant with two types of leaves and small pinkish-white flowers?

Plant purchased as a hanging basket, has both variegated and solid green leaves, has upright growth, but also has two or three vine like stems. Flowers are VERY delicate white some with a delicate ...
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Which field flower are these seeds from?

I found some dry old flowers in a field and lots of seeds in them. What species is it? Click for a full-size version of the image.
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Are these two weeds both lambsquarter?

These two western Idaho weeds look like lambsquarter to me. One of them is blunt, and the other one is pointy (and much more susceptible to leaf miners and some disease that wilts the shoots and ...
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Can anyone identify this maple-type leafed plant?

This plant was growing like a vine within an evergreen I have. The thickest part of the stem was about .33 inches wide and it was woody. From that there were lighter green stems that branched. ...
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What is this common western Idaho spiny weed?

This weed is very common in western Idaho, but I have yet to find out what it is. I haven't seen it online in any weed database I've searched. Yes, as large as it is, it's growing in a crack in the ...
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What is this bush in my yard with many small green apples?

Here is a picture of a bush in my yard. It is now late June and little quarter size green apples are all over it. Can you tell me what type of bush this is?
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What's this plant that produces fruits or vegetables and have green to black leafs?

My parents have two of those plants in their backyard. They forgot what it is. It produces fruits or vegetables. The leafs goes from green to almost black on the outside. The flowers are purple. ...
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A “clone looking” tomato plant with no fruit

We've had volunteer cherry tomatoes come up in our yard, but this isn't a cherry tomato. The plant I am questioning came up next to a bird feeder in a flower bed. It now is about 21/2 ft. tall and ...
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What is the name of this plant and how do I propagate it via stem?

I have the following plant and wanted to know the name and then how to propagate it by stem. Thanks
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Succulent withering/rotting at the base

This succulent seems fine at the extremities, but it started to wither from the base up... Can anyone identify it so I can find how to grow it properly? I put a few drops of water everyday on it, ...
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What are the small plants growing in the soil with my palm tree? [closed]

I have a Chamaerops humilis in my apartment, which has some small plants growing in the soil. I live in Denmark, Europe and my palm tree has only been inside my apartment since I got it. What are ...
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What is this tiny plant with yellow orchid-like flowers?

This stem holds 9 tiny orchid-like flowers, some still yet to open. The leaves only measure approx 2cm long, and it looks like little tendrils coming at leaf/stem joint. It is in my garden in ...
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What comes out of this bump in this vegetable?

I live in Denmark, Europe and I have in my garden this gigantic vegetable. It has a big bump on the top and i was wondering about what comes out of it?
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Can anyone help me identify this plant?

I found the plant in my garden. I believe its some kind of weed. I live in Denmark, Europe and we have summer time here at the moment. Thanks for your time.
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What is this plant with long narrow leaflets?

I bought a plant a few weeks ago and I don't know its name. I'm not quite sure how to take care of it. Can you help me out?
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What is this gray-green plant with magenta flowers?

The plant below has flowers about 1+1/4 inch (32mm) across. The leaves are soft and maybe slightly fuzzy; they feel like thin suede. This is growing in the Williamette valley in Oregon mainly on a ...
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Identify this upright branching weed with long leaves and reddish stems

I'm looking to identify the weed pictured below. It's been showing up and spreading around my area for the past several years. It grows in large patches around the pasture. They start out and seed at ...
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Plant Identification: Allium Species

I'd like to ask what plants these are from the left to the right (scientific name would be better)? I bought the left one 2 years ago, and the seller said that it was Welsh onion. However, when I ...
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What are these trailing plants with yellow or red flowers and gray leaves called?

I bought this plant from Home Depot a few weeks ago. I threw out the tag and original container it came in and i cannot remember what it was called. Can anyone identify them for me?
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What's the name of this flower with red colored leaf?

I found this stock photo from dreamstime.com listed as "Firecracker plant" or "Flor Cebacia".
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What is this plant with large broad serrated leaves?

This came growing out of a seed pack of Lavandula hidcote blue which it obviously isn't. Now I'm kinda puzzled as to what on earth I'm carefully nurturing. I reside in Singapore, so temperatures ...
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Is this a weed?

Trying to decide if I should pull this. Anyone know what it is?
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Which species is this flower seedling?

Who can help me with identifying the plants shown in the picture below (on the left). I grew them from large brown seed contained in a "Flower Seed Mix" Click photo for full size
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What kind of plant/shrub is this?

This plant was found somewhere in North Carolina. Couldn't get any better pictures, because I'm asking this question on behalf of a friend of mine.
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Weed identification

Found this weed growing in northern NJ USA. Seemed to popup and grow fast as I don't remember seeing it a couple of days ago. It's already about a foot tall. Growing in a partially shaded area right ...
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What are these little white bugs on my eggplant?

I have these little white bugs on my eggplant, not many of them yet. What are they? How do i get rid of them? I'm a first year indoor organic gardener. It is important to note they are in pots. ...
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What is this bush with five-petaled pink flowers?

My wife and I bought a house in the Palm Coast, Florida area. We have a plant growing by the house that the previous owner tried to kill, but could not. We think it is very pretty. We would like to ...
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What is this houseplant with white-speckled red and green leaves?

I have a houseplant that was given to me. It was mostly dead when I first got it but it has a tree-like branch that the foliage grows from with red and green leaves, red underneath, and white ...
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Can someone identify this?

I tried my hand at growing New Zealand Spinach this year. I sowed several seeds and they all came up, but a few of them do not look like the others! I don't want to accidentally eat something I ...
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Plant identification?

Can anyone identify this plant? I bought a house and this is growing great as ground cover. I would like to plant more if I can identify it. If it helps, I live in Pennsylvania. The flowers just ...
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What is this plant producing blacks seeds in a calyx like a Physalis but isn't one?

I found seeds on the street on a windy day in February and believed it to be a physalis. Having sown them and seeing the seedlings now, I'm sure it isn't what I expected, but what is it? I was ...