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Need help identifying this plant

I found this strange plant growing around my garden, like a weed, but never seen it before. Any idea?
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New fungus or mold on my basil plant soil

My husband and I are new to gardening. We bought a basil plant a month or so again, and we've been cutting it and starting new plants. Today woke up to this weird mold or fungus. I can't seem to find ...
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What is this plant?

Please help me identify this plant: We just got some seeds and this grew. Unfortunately, these seeds might not even be local, so telling you that I'm in Austria won't be much help. Thank you in ...
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Am I on the right path to growing these Oyster Mushrooms properly?

I started collecting coffee grounds over a week, kept it moist. Before adding the starter, I microwaved the damp coffee grounds in the hope of killing off anything dormant. After adding the starter ...
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What flowering plant is this?

We bought this flowering plant from Home Depot but forgot its name. Does anyone know what this is?
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What is this tall perennial with fragrant white flowers?

My grandmother brought me a bunch of shade-loving plants from her garden to help me fill in a few gaps in my own. She had most of them identified but this one had her stumped. Here's what I know from ...
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What is this plant with red-pink lines/veins on its big green rounded leaves?

My mother bought this plant but she didn't bother to even ask what was its name and what type of care does it need. Can any of you identify it, so that we can find info about the proper care it should ...
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What is this epiphytic cactus with small orange flowers along the stems?

Does anyone know the species of this epiphytic cactus? Even the genus would be a step forward. Could it be a Disocactus sp.? The open flower is less than 2 cm (just under an inch) in diameter. The ...
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What plant is this? A succulent of some sort

It can get very dense and plump but I can't seem to figure out what combo of light and water it needs to keep it that way. It gets baked by too much direct light and it has tendency to get really ...
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What kind of plant is this, and how do I care for it?

I was given this plant but can't remember the name. Can anyone identify this type of plant? Or maybe even know where to get information about it?
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What is this succulent with dark green paired ovate leaves?

What is the name of the following plant?
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What is the purpose of this bundle of sticks?

A friend of mine has bought a garden in Dresden recently. The previous owner has left a few strange bundles of sticks hanging around, but we can't figure out what their purpose is. Any idea?
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Please help to identify this vine

This vine grows on the ground in our front yard, creeping out from under the hedgerow. We've always just mowed it. But, I am curious as to what it is. Apparently planted by previous owners. I almost ...
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Identify striped bug on plants: safe or suspect?

New to gardening, many species are unknown to me. This one (and many of its friends) with nice metallic colored stripes just apppear on my lavender, rosemary and slightly less on honeysuckle. What ...
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What is this plant, growing in Utah, USA; called?

This plant is growing in Utah, USA. Here are two pictures of it:
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What is this interesting weed growing in a yard in Northeast Ohio?

I wanted to see what it grew into. It's really a pretty interesting plant, about 6 feet tall with a plume of flowers at the top. These pics are from several years ago and I've discovered this thing is ...
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What are these flowering perennials with white flowers?

What are these flowering perennials with white flowers (growing in a yard in Northeast Ohio)?
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What kind of tree is this with reddish leaves?

This is a young tree that was planted a couple years ago. Is it possible to id from these pics?
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What is this tree?

What is this tree? Located in Northeast Ohio...
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What is this small red fruit with a passion fruit like pulp inside?

Can anyone identify this fruit? Its ripening now, which is early autumn here in New Zealand.
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What are these plants growing on my lawn?

I have these leaves sprouting all over my lawn and property. What is it? Should I be worried? NOTE: This is in Wisconsin.
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What is this plant with a thick woody stem and waxy leaves?

I found this plant in the recycling room in my building and its taken quite well to its new home. But what is it?
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What is this epiphytic climbing fern with narrow leathery leaves, found in Thailand?

Can anybody identify this fern? I found it in the mountains of central Thailand. It is epiphytic mostly, but also grows on the ground. It has tough leathery leaves and is from an area that has a long ...
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What's this strange large growth on my new asiatic lily?

I had planted some asiatic lilies last year that looked wonderful. They appear to have multiplied, however I noticed an odd growth in one area of my early lily plants. I've attached an in image of ...
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landscaping plant in yard

i have dark green clumps in my yard that look like grass but when pulled there are bulbs attached almost like little onions. The green part and bulbs do not have any distinct fragrance.
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Insect identification: black, flightless, ant-like, with exaggerated abdomen [closed]

This insect was found just north of Washington, D.C., in mid April. It resembles a large black ant with an especially large abdomen, and lacks developed wings. What is it?
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Anyone know what this ground cover is

Anyone know what this is. It looks like a ground cover, it came up after buying a store-bought mulch. In one year it has taken over my garden, the roots are close to the surface. No flowers appear. I ...
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What is this houseplant with glossy leaves?

I planted this plant 4 years ago and it didnt even bloom. I'm not sure what it is.
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Caterpillar identification: tan with black triangles

What will this become? Found just north of Washington, D.C., tan with black triangles, about 1.5 inches. The fibres around its head are not part of it.
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How can I tell if this is a weed?

Can anybody tell me if this is a weed or a nice plant?
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What is this tall tree with narrow leaves and sweet red fruit?

This 7 m (23 ft) tall tree has been growing over my deck for some time, and I've ignored it until I saw a Tui eating its fruit the other day. I'm in Wellington NZ. My landscape designer didn't know ...
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Cactus with a growth

We have this cactus that I believe was supposed to be red at the top but is just dried and shrivelled but the stranger thing is the weird extra cactus growing out the top. Any ideas what it is, I ...
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What is this shrub?

Live in zone 9 in USA. This shrub is about 6 feet tall and we have to trim it every year or else it'll grow taller and block windows. Planted 5+ years ago. White flowers it looks like too. Would ...
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What is the identity of this plant with violet-colored bell-shaped flowers and red-veined lobed leaves in hardiness zone 8a?

There are several of these in my yard in Augusta, GA. I would like to know what these are before I mow them all down. They have violet-colored flowers growing up a central stock. The leaves are ...
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What is this potted plant with small purple berries?

I bought this very tiny plant from a hospital. I was visiting someone and it caught my eye. It was about an inch or less high when I got it. The person in the shop told me that it was an orange ...
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Office plant identification care

At my work, everyone has his own plant and needs to take care of it. I was wondering if you guys could help me out, taking care of my plant. A picture of my plant can be seen below. So, by that, I ...
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Office plant identification

Does anybody know what plant is this?
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What is this plant with serrated narrow leaves?

I left my fern outside like I do every year. When its leaves fell off this year, an odd plant was growing in with it. Does any one know what this plant is?
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What is this tall plant with narrow leaves and white flowers?

What type of plant is this? It's tall with white flowers and narrow leaves. It is a variety of vegetable .
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Identification of ground cover in small decideous forest (zone 5B)

This morning I was walking in Saint-Bruno national park in Quebec, Canada and I happened upon this large patch of ground cover. It was particularly striking as it seemed to be an evergreen herbaceous ...
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What is this potted plant with dark green leaves and clumps of red flowers? [duplicate]

A co-worker gave me this pretty plant, but she doesn't know what it is. Can someone help identify it? It's the one with the red flowers. Thanks!
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Help identify my bonsai tree

I've been given a bonsai tree by a friend who knew I was interested in learning about them. Unfortunately all it said on the pack was 'bonsai tree'. I've done a little research looking for the name ...
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What are these tall, tree-like shrubs and how often should I water them?

My wife and I just bought a property and I don't know anything about plants or trees. Can someone tell me what the large trees/bushes/plants are and also how often do I need to water them?
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What is this tall spring plant with yellow flowers?

The plant shown below puts up new green stalks in early spring, growing to 3 to 7 feet tall. It puts out its yellow flowers in late March or early April (in the Willamette Valley of Oregon), soon ...
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Disease / pest identification

What could have caused the damage in some of the leafs of this pothos? Fungus? Drought? Pest? Factors: It appeared suddenly, at the end of winter time, beginning of spring It is an indoor plant, ...
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What's this cactus with large red and white spines?

I just got this cactus with large red and white spines and I'd like to know its species. It looks like a ferocactus emoryi except the spines are not hooked. But it could be something else as there are ...
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Help Identify this Pink Flowering Landscape Plant

This is a landscape plant at my mothers work she wants to identify. We live in upper South Carolina and it's currently in full bloom as of 3/27/2016. I've included pictures of a branch she snapped ...
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Unhealthy plant with dark spots on leaves

See attached plant. Leaves seem to have some issue as identified by dark spots. Any idea what could be wrong?
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Can anyone identify this house plant - it has broad leaves and a rosette center? Dracena Family(?) but short trunk

Can anyone identify this house plant - it has broad leaves and a rosette center?
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What plant is this?

I have this unknown plant in my garden, anyone know what it is? It grew initially with purple leaves but are now green since small flowers have appeared. I am from Sydney, Australia.