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Identify pepper plant with purple upright fruit

Does anyone know what type of pepper plant this is? After searching a little bit online, my guess would be Numex Twilight but I don't know enough about peppers to be sure. Can someone confirm? ...
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Identify this tree with thin trunk and large leaves?

I saw it at a resort in the Dominican Republic. I liked it because it seems to give decent shade but it doesn't seem to have a big trunk, so it's not heavy. Can you guys identify this tree? Thanks.
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What kind of succulent is this and why are the leaves wilting and changing color?

What kind of cactus is this and what's wrong with him? I got him at the farmer's market and he didn't have a tab that says what conditions or how often you should water. I spray him with water once a ...
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What's this spindly weed with sharp seeds?

The plant below has thin black seeds, almost needle-sharp, that are also slightly burred so their sides cling to fabric. Seeds maybe a half-inch long. It grows in medium shade (not deep shade) at ...
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What is this plant with leaves like a cattail but with triangular waxy pods?

I found this plant near a river in Wisconsin. The leaves look like a cattail but this thing grows pods! The pods are triangular and are waxy and smooth at the same time. The leaves are very much like ...
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What is this stuff? Some kind of moss, lichen?

I found this stuff growing between and on the tiles in a moist, not too light corner of my garden. It looks funny, like a very small tropical island with palm trees :P I transplanted some of it in my ...
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Can anybody identify this smelly succulent?

It looks like it may be a type of Crassula. The leaves have a strong menthol/eucalyptus smell. The smell comes from oily hairs on the leaves similar to scented geraniums. The underside of the ...
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Are these seedlings Mazari palm or Agave neomexicana?

A couple of weeks ago I have planted seeds for both Nannorrhops ritchiana (Mazari palm) and Agave neomexicana. Unfortunately, I forgot to put proper labels on back then. I am now seeing two sprouts (...
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Are there five Fresno pepper fruits growing from this flower?

This picture is of a capsicum annuum Fresno pepper plant. What is happening in this particular flower? Are there five fruits growing from it? How common is this? Is this normal or is this a ...
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Identifying this unusual tree

I photographed this unusual-looking bush/tree growing wild in central Texas in December of last year: It had beige-colored, spiky flowers/seed heads arranged in panicles (at least I think that's ...
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What is this white snake like thing?

Is this fungus or what? Appears to be root of something. Here is the potted plant:
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What is this white salt and web like thing on the soil?

I found these tiny drops of white thing on the soil of my pot growing Dracaena Reflexa Pleomele. They are kinda hard to see, but they resemble salt. What are these? How can I reduce or control this? ...
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What kind of roses are these?

I would be able to get a closer picture, if needed.
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Can someone identify this tree from these leaves and this “fruit”?

Can someone identify this tree that I have growing at my home from these leaves and this "fruit"? The ground is covered with the green, plum like orbs but they are rock hard. The tree itself is at ...
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Plant Identification and Pet/Child Safety

What type of plant is this? Is it safe for children and pets? Thank you
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What is this houseplant with glossy, elongated and variegated leaves?

The previous owner left it when she moved out, and I'd love to be able to take care of it.
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What is this willow-like tree?

What is this tree?. I though it was a willow of some kind? but cant find a definitive answer. It has dark cracked bark, long drooping willow like leaves. The stems are red. There is a red vein ...
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Leafy plant with many small pink flowers [duplicate]

Can anyone ID the plant pictured in this album? It was seen earlier today (16th July) in southwest England, growing next to a road, and looks like it was coming under a fence from someone's garden. In ...
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What is this fern-like plant with red stems and green, red or cream colored leaves?

I am trying to solve this mystery plant. Could anyone verify if it is a fern at the very least? The photo was taken at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden in Berkeley, California two years ago. I have ...
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What is this branching, brown-stemmed and fleshy-leafed plant?

Please help me identify this one. I’ve got no idea where it comes from. Even the specialists at FlowerChecker couldn’t help me. All I know is that it’s quite robust (i.e. undemanding) and is able to ...
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What is this tree/bush with thorns and small blue solid fruits?

There's a tree in our yard of which we do not know it's name. In other parts of the yard it grows more like a bush. It has thorns and grows small solid fruits that turn dark blue when ripe. On the ...
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What is this hemispherical red berry with many drupelets?

Here are two pictures of this berry. What is the name of it?
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What's this white bug?

I found these white bugs on my Carolina Reaper plant last week. They seem to leave white webs/fluff behind them, as you can see in the picture. From what I've read online, they appear to me to be ...
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What flower is this?

I can't identify this flower that has been previously here in the garden since I have moved. Here's a photo. .
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What's this little reddish beetle?

They are plentiful right now, which tends to make me suspicious. I'm noticing them around the Brussels sprouts and zucchini, but they may be congregating elsewhere too.
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What is this low-growing plant with fuzzy green and gray leaves, and when can I transplant it?

I found a number of these plants tucked behind peonies, bleeding hearts and other perennials. They're primarily up against my cement foundation, and are growing in clumps. I didn't plant them, but don'...
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What is this plant in my garden and should I remove it? [duplicate]

We've got a plant I suspect is unwelcome growing in our front garden. This is our first time having a garden, so before doing anything about this I thought I'd ask for advice. I'm looking to find out ...
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Are these spider mites on my indoor eggplant?

Yes, numerous questions on the subject but I have some nice photos. These bugs are running along the webs quite freely so the webs are presumably made by them. They are on my indoor eggplant and I ...
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Tuscan tree identification

These sparsely branched trees appear all over northern Tuscany, is anyone able to help identify them?
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Need help identificating this bee-attracting shrub

A friend of mine came back from a nearby mountain with this flower from a wild shrub that was very common in the area where he walked. The area where these are found is the west-Alps, around 1300 ...
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What kind of tree is this? And how can I kill it?

This tree is growing outside my office and blocking almost all the light coming into my window. I don't necessarily want to kill the tree and I can't just blatantly chop it down, but I would like to ...
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Help with caterpillar identification

I found this caterpillar a few days ago, and at that time it was green with lighter green stripes running along its body, black spots on its head, and a few fine hairs. It had made a leaf of one ...
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What type of Mulberry tree is this?

I was identifying a relatively young tree in my yard, and I'm pretty sure it is a Mulberry tree. I live in Massachusetts and came across this article stating that red Mulberries are endangered in ...
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What is this bush/tree that has clumps of little green berries but also sometimes apples?

I've lived in my house many years and have always enjoyed this bush/tree plant in the front that looks a lot like an apple tree (blossoms, leaves). It has clumps of little green berries (I'm sure not ...
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Found this beetle in a pile of wood chips, harmful to my plants?

I found this relatively large beetle in a pile of wood chips in my garden. I found smaller individuals of the same species living about an inch underground in my garden. I live in central NJ. The ...
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What type of dandelion is this?

Years ago, hiking in the Malibu CA region, I saw this very unusual inflorescence that looked like a dandelion but isn't like any that I've ever seen before or since. The yellow flowers in the corner ...
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found this mint like plant in my back yard, help?

This mint like plant is growing up against a stone wall. The stem is square and the leaves are opposite. There are small flower buds at every section of leaves, white in color. Very minimal mint smell,...
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What is the name of this pink flower wirh spatulate shape leaves and bulb root?

Dark green Spatulate entire leaves, 5 petals light pink and darkening to deep pink at the edges. The petals fan outward. My cousin bought the bulb and had no idea what it would look like until it ...
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What is this “unscented” small Eucalypt landscape tree in California?

I would like to identify this tree, and particularly to confirm or eliminate it as a possible host for Thaumastocoris peregrinus recently sighted nearby. The leaves are glossy and have no eucalyptol ...
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Help identify this oak tree

This is from a tree growing in central WA state, but since it's in a yard, it could be from anywhere. The small seeds look very much like acorns, so it appears to be an oak of some kind. But what ...
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Yellow flower with 13ish spiked petals, orange outer center, and yellow-green inner center?

A friend spotted the flower in Monument, Colorado while walking near Monument Rock. I've never seen anything like it. A Google reverse image search was unsuccessful.
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What type of caterpillar is black with a white arrow on its back?

I was out looking at the apple tree today to see if I have any fruit forming yet. not this year it seems, but then I find a caterpillar sitting on a leaf, and it looks like it's floating on it. What ...
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not sure what kind of plant this is been careing for it thinking it was a pumkin plant.need hlep [closed]

So I wanted to post a picture but it is not letting me so ill try to describe it. This plant I thought was a pumpkin plant but not so sure now. So its free and has wrapped itself around my fence these ...
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Plant Identification: Tall shrub-like plant with fuchsia flowers

I'd love help identifying this plant that I spotted in Amman, Jordan. It is about 3 feet tall, and nearly as wide. It seemed to be quite hardy, as it was growing in a break in the sidewalk. It has ...
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What fern is this?

The plant was purchased from the Government Plant Nursery in Bryant Park, Kodaikanal town, in Tamil Nadu, India about 1 to 2 years ago. Since the Tamil language is very different and the in-charge ...
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Daisy like plant with multi-color dry hard petals?

When I was a kid, someone had brought us some flowers looked like multi-colored daisy. The petals felt dry, hard. When we sowed its seeds, to our surprise, many of them grew with no care. I'm ...
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What type of tree is this that produces purple berries?

Mom said it produces purple berries. can I eat it?
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Help identifying a weed/unwanted plant that pops up all over and unchecked, grows into a tree!

Per the title really. It seems to be quite invasive and pops up all over the place, often entangled into the centre of an existing shrub It's a pain to dig out but it can be done It's quite (but not ...
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How do I revive a couple shocked trees?

We've got a few 15 year old decorative broadleaf evergreens around our house as hedging. We're selling, and had to get the foundation fixed as part of the sale. While the foundation contractor was ...
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Are these insect eggs on the bonsai?

We bought a bonsai tree in Houston, TX and we spotted something on the branches. What is it? Should we remove them? As suggested I've taken more pictures and investigated further. I removed ...