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What kind of mushrooms are these?

I've noticed these mushrooms growing in my backyard today. They are likely thriving on dead grass that my lawnmower has been leaving behind. Can anyone identify them? I am located in the Houston, ...
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What is this potential lawn replacement plant?

I found this plant invading an unirrigated school yard lawn in Everett, Washington (USDA zone 8a): This plant is very effectively competing with the grass and might make a good lawn replacement. ...
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What is this vine, and how should I kill it?

I'd like to identify this vine, so I can figure out how to kill it. It actually looks kind of pretty, but it's filling a two foot wide gap between my garage and a brick fence, and I'm afraid it's a ...
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What is this small tree with purple leaves and small green fruits?

I'd like to get one of these for my back yard but I'm not sure what kind of tree it is... anybody know?
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Does anyone know what this wildflower is?

These flowers grow wild on the hill at my grandparents' place in Zone 6 in Missouri. The bees certainly did love them last summer. Does anyone know what they are?
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What is this small white flower, sprouting out of a single large leaf?

I recently found this flower on a north facing, shady bank in woodland (UK) with sandy soil. I've never seen anything like it before, a small, white flower sprouting out of a single, large leaf. What ...
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What is this yellow-petaled, dark-eyed flower with hairless stems?

The flower has 14 yellow petals and a brown center: I'm hoping someone can identify it. It was by a pond in southern Utah. I thought it was a Brown-eyed Susan, but the stems are not hairy.
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What is this small plant with 3 inch long leaves?

My kid got this from school, in South Korea. The leaves are about 3 inches long and are thick and stiff. One leaf has fallen off and I re-potted it, but I don't know how to care for it or what to ...
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What is this teardrop-leafed houseplant?

I recently bought a plant that didn't list its name. I'd like to know what it is, since I've searched online but couldn't find anything.
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What is this plant with spikes on its stem and leaves and is over 3 feet tall? [duplicate]

The attached photo of a weed or plant is one of two that is growing in the spare ground beside our house.We have lived here for 33 years and this has never appeared before. It has spikes on the stem ...
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What kind of grass is this?

Can anyone tell me what kind of grass this is? It's growing in my lawn in Central South Dakota in a partly shaded area. I seeded the area with a sun/shade mix but the seed head does not look like ...
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What kind of ivy plants are these?

My family and I recently moved into a new home, I noticed these ivies everywhere in our backyard and I'm having trouble figuring out exactly what they are. I know little of ivies/vines and I am a ...
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What is this saw tooth leaved plant, and will it flower and attract bees?

I've got these in my garden in the city of Innsbruck, Austria and I'm wondering what they are and if their flowers attract bees or other insects. They just popped up by themselves and feel really good ...
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What is this small grass plant?

Got it as a gift, and was told to water it every two days. Seems a little frequent to me, what plant is this?
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Is this a comfrey species?

I found the below pictured plant not far from my home. I'm wondering whether this a comfrey variant or not. My reasons for assuming it it: I found it in damp but sunny place close to a hedge The ...
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What is this house plant with bright pink flowers and dark green leaves? How should I take care of it?

I bought this plant from a home repair store 3 days back, but I don't know what it is. Now it seems that its decaying. What is this plant and what do I need to do to take care of it?
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What is this houseplant, and why has it been dropping leaves?

I bought this plant from Ikea about 1 year ago. Everything was fine until I decided to move it to a larger pot. I used soil for vegetables and I don't think the she likes it... the leafs started ...
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What is this spiky-leaved, white-flowered plant that grows from a bulb?

I have this plant in my garden in south India. It has spiky leaves, The flowers are white, And it has bulbs in the roots What is the name of this plant?
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Plant Identification (greece, attica)

Do you have any idea what is this plant? Seems native here (Attica, Greece).
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Which indoor plant/tree is this?

Can anyone tell me the name of this indoor plant/tree?
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What is the flower just above the groom's left breast? [closed]

I have this image I am wondering what the flower is that's just above the groom's left breast (her left) and if the greenery with it is native to the flower (ie. if you cultivated the flower or ...
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What is this 3ft high, stalky plant, with mid sized narrow leaves?

Please help me identify this plant. I live in west-central Maryland. These guys are growing in a full sun area. It is about 3' high, stalky, has leafy long, slender, point leaves. We planted a ...
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Which plant is this? “Dead ends,” pruning, watering tips

This plant has been in my possession since last summer (I moved into a new, and otherwise empty, apartment one year ago). I wanted to keep it, but because there are no labels, I decided to water it ...
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What is growing in my garden that is pale yellow and pill shaped?

Near my immature corn plant (only one of them) is an odd, pale yellow, pill-shaped looking plant(?). Any idea what it is? EDIT: Took a picture a day later and it looks drastically different and ...
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Could someone help identify these two shrubs?

I am doing an ecology project for biology and we have to identify these plants (genus and species). We're having a bit of trouble, so any help is greatly appreciated! and the second plant:
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Bugs in compost - what are they?

I am seeing lots of small bugs in my compost as shown in the picture below.. I just want to make sure they are the larvae as said in this post If they are the larvae, then I've got a problem when ...
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What is this small annual with white trumpet-shaped flowers?

Moving into a house with a garden last year, I collected black-pepper-like seeds from a dried out small shrub. Putting two of them in a seeding pot resulted in having 2 small shrubs with relatively ...
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identifing a plant with oval cut edge leaves and purple spotted green stems [closed]

I have a plant that has oval shaped leaves that are thickish and have hair. The edges are jagged cut when the leaves are small and grow less so as the leaf gets bigger. The stem is purple spotted and ...
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Need to identify this plant please? [closed]

This plant comes up every year growing through gravel in a part sunny, part shady position in garden. It comes up in August and flowers late August to late September ( its still in flower now). It ...
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What is this large houseplant with long oval leaves?

This was gifted from work but no one here or at the local nursery can identify it.
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What plant is this? It's definitely not a cactus

I recently bought a small plant from a greenhouse. The label on the plant said it was an "Old Man of the Andes", but a quick google search shows that is a cactus, and this is clearly not a cactus. ...
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Plant identification [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to gardening and decided that I wanted to have some plants on my balcony this year. I bought these two plants at a local Lowe's, but there wasn't any information regarding what they ...
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What is this spiky-leaved plant with short lived yellow flowers?

I found this growing in one of my pots. Does anyone know what it is? I think it might be a wild flower. The flowers only come out for one day and are replaced by another from the same stalk.
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A fungus was growing before my eyes when I was weeding. What was it?

I was pulling out some weeds and must have touched something, because all of a sudden something was coming out of the ground. I thought it was a snake, but then it became like a white and black ...
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What is this plant with broad, heart-shaped leaves and red veins?

My co-worker gave me hostas two years ago. In addition to how much I have enjoyed watching these grow, I have enjoyed getting all sorts of nice ground covers that came along for the ride. This one, ...
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Where can I find a “bee melon”?

My wife remembers a shrub(?) that grew in the Azores that was called a bee melon or Melão de abelha. She describes it as growing from a bush that produced small white flowers, and then a pale whitish ...
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What is this shrub with fan shaped toothed leaves and small white blooms, and what are these small bugs?

Can anyone help ID this shrub growing in Zone 6. It's about 5' tall and 3' spread after pruning in the fall. It grows fairly fast. Leaves sort of look like a fan leafed hawthorne to me but not ...
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Which of these, if any, are poison ivy?

First spring in our new home and I noticed some suspicious looking beasties out there. Last year I had a terrible case of poison ivy so now I'm disturbingly aware of things that appear like poison ...
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What is this tree seedling (White Oak, something else?) from Piedmont Region, MD?

I'm gradually trying to get invasives removed from our property, replacing with natives to this area. I believe this is a tree seedling, and I think it's white oak (which would be good for this area). ...
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Identity of this northern California perennial

This is a perennial, growing in moist, shady conditions in northern California. Anyone?
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Is this yellow flower I saw in Patagonia Calceolaria Uniflora?

I've made this picture: and I like to know what this flower is called. The picture was taken in Patagonia, Chile. I assume it could be Calceolaria Uniflora, but I'm not sure.
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What is this long-rooted vine in my yard?

I'm in Massachusetts, and recently moved into a new house. We have a vine in the yard which I have been having trouble identifying so far, and I was hoping someone here might know. It has not yet ...
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What is this plant with variegated trifoliate leaves?

This is the first year this plant has shown itself in my yard. I've searched but cannot find any information. I suspect it's a weed or poison species of some sort. It has only three green leaves and ...
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What is this purple dried flower?

My friends have these flowers on their kitchen windowsill and they have been there in not too much direct sun for at least a year now. Does anyone know what flower this is? The purple has stayed ...
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Is this deciduous shrub with leathery green leaves in Northern England, some sort of cotoneaster?

Our garden in the North of England was full of these when we moved in. It grows a lot vertically, never seems to flower, is deciduous, and has leathery green leaves. Been trying to work out what it ...
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What are these little green bugs on the roots of indoor plants?

I got a plant pot in my room, growing some coriander. I noticed some dusty stuff at the foot of the stalks, and upon closer inspection they are tightly clustered tiny little bugs! They are all over ...
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Do clovers cause any problems?

I have a lot of what I think is Clover in my garden. Should I be concerned?
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What is this grass that supports all weather types, doesn't invade and prevents bad plants from sprouting?

It apparently doesn't grow longer than on the photos, can support all types of weather, doesn't invade other parts of the garden and it seems to prevent "bad" plants from setting up there (bramble, ...
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What is this Vine-type plant growing on my Jacaranda tree?

I have a vine-type plant that is growing on areas of my Jacaranda tree (me + the tree live in Australia). It has little leaves. The roots of the vine grow on the outer-layer of bark on the tree. Does ...