Use this tag for questions that ask "what is this thing?" Pictures are helpful, as are descriptive titles. When you get an answer, consider adding a further tag (for the flower, tree, beetle etc that has been identified) so that your question is cataloged correctly. If the question is about ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
1answer
43 views

Different kinds of shoots

Last year I planted one already flowering lily plant, in north eastern North Dakota. This year in its spot lots of shoots are coming up but there seems to be 4 different types of shoots coming up. Can ...
8
votes
2answers
1k views

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. ...
9
votes
1answer
93 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
58 views
4
votes
1answer
48 views

What is this perfumed arbust and can it survive deep frost?

I saw below arbust in Geneva. It was planted into a hail behind a metallic fence. It has started blossoming lately in the beginning of June. I wander what it is. Does anyone know? It has great ...
3
votes
1answer
45 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
48 views

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.
4
votes
2answers
135 views

Help me to identify these two trees in my back yard?

I have two trees in my backyard that I need help identifying. My home is in Port Saint Lucie, which is on the eastern coast of the southern half of Florida. Hardiness zone 10a. My home backs into a ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

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,...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
206 views

What is this African shrub with spikes of brilliant blue flowers?

A friend of mine is currently abroad in Africa, and she took this photo of a brilliantly-colored flower in Malawi: I'd love to have something at home so brilliant, but obviously I have no idea what ...
6
votes
1answer
94 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
52 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
44 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
95 views
4
votes
0answers
46 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
99 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
73 views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
155 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
56 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
41 views

Is this plant a Lemon Lime Plant?

Is it Lemon Lime plant? and it is a kind of Dracaena?
3
votes
1answer
34 views

Is this Trinette plant?

I googled, and it looks exactly like a Trinette plant. Am I correct? or is it different?
5
votes
2answers
119 views

What plant is this? It's not chives

Found in West Michigan zone 5b. It tolerates cool and heat well. It emerges about the same time as chives but it does not have a single hollow stem like chives. It has an occasional leave that comes ...
8
votes
1answer
509 views

Mysterious Brazilian jungle plant

A couple of years ago a guy claimed to have brought a Brazilian plant from the jungle. He wanted to bring a banana but as soon as the plant grew it was obvious that this was no banana plant. If you ...
2
votes
1answer
93 views

What is this whispy grass stalk, a red base and thick woody roots, and how can i Genocide it?

This grass is slowly taking over my yard, and its highly irritating as it grows at 3-5 times the speed of the rest of the lawn. I'd dearly love to get rid of it, but broad leaf weed killer is not ...
3
votes
1answer
119 views

What plant does this seed pod shaped like a bulb with tendrils come from?

What is this plant or flower? Does anyone know what sort of seed/bud this is? I have not seen it before and it's not ringing any bells.
3
votes
1answer
62 views

Is this a potato plant?

I planted 12 pieces of potatoes ~2-3 weeks back and see few sprouts but don't know if they are weeds or actually the potato plants. The plants look like this:
12
votes
3answers
103 views

What is this bug on my adenium plant and what should I do?

I have a dozen adenium plants and on a few of them these mysterious bugs appeared this morning. It's winter season here, the current temperature is ranging between 7°C to 20°C (45°F to 65°F). What ...
3
votes
1answer
61 views

Ground cover plant with small purple 5-pointed flowers?

What is this plant that grows like a weed in my yard (I live in Massachusetts). It has very small 5-pointed flowers which are blooming right now (2nd week in June). The flowers are purple. The plant ...
3
votes
1answer
380 views

What is this beautiful flower?

A flower grew in my yard which I did not plant. Yesterday it was incredibly beautiful, but today it has already started to wilt. It has a very long 3-foot stem with the flower at the top of it:
3
votes
3answers
178 views

What's the tree with many leaves in one branch and grow tall

This tree is all over our backyard and it keeps coming when i cut down, want to know if its a useful one if not, want to cut them down and apply glyphosphate to the left over trunk..
2
votes
1answer
46 views

What tree is this which is 12 ft tall and 15ft wide with tiny black fruit

This grows in my backyard and its leaning on the divider and would like to know few more details about it before trimming it. For that if like to know what tree is this first.. -- -- -- -- ...
6
votes
4answers
373 views
5
votes
2answers
1k views

What kind of a plant is this (with large, glossy “finger-like” leaves)?

This is the best picture I can find. I had one of these at my old apartment and want to get another. It grew pretty large - from maybe one foot in diameter to a few feet high and 4 feet in diameter -...
4
votes
1answer
121 views

What's this tree/shrub with white 4-petal flowers?

There's a small tree or large woody shrub in our garden with fragrant flowers appearing in June in Oregon. Although four-petaled and white, they seem different from the dogwoods we have. The petals ...
4
votes
0answers
83 views

Need help identifying a new plant/weed? in my garden

this appeared under Norway maple, but nowhere else in my yard. Can't find it on the Internet (yet). Deer/something ate it at first but stopped. I've added a picture of the stem. I think the ...
4
votes
1answer
68 views

Please ID weed/grass

I dug out all the moss in my backyard in early May and reseed with Scotts sun and shade grass seed. After a month there are some weed or some kind of grass growing. Just wondering what kind is it. I ...
4
votes
2answers
89 views

What are these trailing plants with white flowers?

I was looking for plants to add to containers along with red geraniums (pelargoniums) and came across this photo but after much searching couldn't find any information on what the white trailing ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

Is this a weed or what kind of plant is this [see picture below]? [duplicate]

This plant is growing in one section of my backyard. But don't know if its some sort of herb or weed. Any details on this plant will be helpful.
3
votes
1answer
44 views

Hawthorn identification

I have a question on the identification of two trees, which I am pretty sure are hawthorn species. First of all, where I live: Gants Hill, London, England, UK. I took the two photos below in the ...
8
votes
2answers
212 views

Do I have poison ivy, poison oak, or some other noxious weed?

An out of state friend of mine has just moved to a new place in Knoxville TN, and her new gardener has offered to remove the following plants (pictured) claiming them to be both poison ivy and poison ...
4
votes
1answer
57 views

What are these evergreen berries/fruits?

We see these berries or fruits often in the Houston area, Texas. It looks evergreen, not sure if it's citrus.
5
votes
1answer
89 views

Is this plant with small white blossoms a weed or a flower?

There is a plant growing beneath our wine. What kind of plant is it? Flower or weed? Five little leafs are on the white blossoms. It is growing very fast. Leaves are large and heart shaped.
7
votes
2answers
704 views

Is this a black raspberry or a blackberry?

My new house came with this berry plant which a landscaper identified as raspberry. The fruits are ripening black. The taste of ripe fruit is nice, if a bit sour, not quite raspberry nor blackberry. ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

Identification office plant, fake or real? [duplicate]

There is a huge pot with a plant in it in the hall way of our company. Nobody knows what it is and if it's fake or not (some photos can be seen below). We never give it water as well and it doesn't ...
3
votes
2answers
376 views

What is this bush with small yellow flowers and an orange substance in the stems?

There is a round bush, which I didn't plant, growing in what is usually my "annual" garden. It's about two feet high and the same width. At the end of the stems there are clusters of small, bright ...
7
votes
1answer
152 views

Please help identify this aggressive vine?

I live in the Boston area, and this vine is growing in the public land behind my property. The vine is a very aggressive grower and will overtake anything in it's path, including my fence. I've ...
8
votes
2answers
120 views

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.
1
vote
2answers
33 views

Need help identifying plant, please.

I have a friend giving my some plants from his new yard in Calgary. Does anyone know what this plant is?