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What is this tall potted plant with narrow leaves and braided bark at the base?

We recently inherited a new plant with no information about the species or location where it naturally grows. It looks like it has been regularly trimmed by the previous owner, and I'm not sure if ...
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What is this tan-coloured cup-shaped mushroom found in northwestern UK? [duplicate]

I found this tan-coloured cup-shaped mushroom growing in my back garden on the concrete behind the bin. I'm in the northwestern UK and it's been very wet here recently. What is this mushroom? Is ...
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What to do with this palm tree?

This palm tree has been grown in my parents' yard for more than a decade (perhaps two). I'm not sure of its identification. It has grown a lot (perhaps too much, for the surrounding space), and, ...
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Looking for a plant that resembles a giant woody dandelion

I used to have a plant growing in my backyard that resembled a seeding dandelion in the fall, but 3 feet tall. It had a single, straight, woody stem that I'm pretty sure was hollow. I think the ...
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Houseplant Identification

I'm not sure whether I can ask this question here or not. For, I am attaching an image to be identified and it's not easily searchable. I bought this lovely plant yesterday, but I don't know its name ...
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Can anyone identify this plant, possibly a salad leaf?

I was given some seeds that I was told were pak choi. However the plants growing from these don't look anything like pak choi to me. It's possible the seeds got mixed up with other salad varieties ...
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Identifying the type of mint

A friend gave me some mint, and didn't mention what type it is. How can I tell if it's spearmint, peppermint, apple mint, lemon mint, or some other variety? I googled some pictures, but quite ...
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What are these insects on my Arabian Jasmine plant & how can I eradicate them?

I have found these white moths (very small, winged, can fly) below the leaves of my Arabian jasmine plant, and the plant has stopped flowering and is in a poor state. There are surprisingly some white ...
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Can someone identify this weed?

It has been sprouting all over my garden and seems extremely hard to kill. I've been trying to look up information on it but nobody in the area seems to know the name, even though it seems to be ...
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What is this red-flowered bulb with red fruits?

I took the picture a few days ago in a botanical garden in Spain. Which species is it?
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What is this giant prehistoric looking plant?

It has massive green leaves that stay green through out the year, purple flowers in clusters that bloom from early spring through out the summer. And it's in Spain :) Any help appreciated! Thank you. ...
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Is this plant that smells like mint actually a mint?

We have moved in to a new home and the flower bed is overrun with what looks and smells like mint. Am I correct in assuming this is an edible mint plant which can be used in cooking?
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What are these weeds & how can I prevent them?

In one of my past posts, I asked how to seed my 20 x 25 ft backyard. I had great results by following your recommendations. I also left 1 1/2 ft as a bare ground border, keeping it weeded by pulling ...
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What tree do these little white flowers grow on? [closed]

My first guess was apricot, but google showed that that's wrong. Sorry for the somewhat tangential question. Thanks in advance.
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Help me kill this grass

Just wondering what this broad-leaf grass is called and how I can safety remove it from my "Blue Couch" (Digitaria didactyla) lawn. I've seen it take over many people's yards but have never known what ...
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White fuzzy weed ID

What is this white fuzzy weed? They are covering my land, and surrounding, in middle New Mexico. It's an arid, desert climate, with lots of rain recently. The plant varies from 2 to 4 inches across. ...
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What is this small annual with narrow gray/green leaves and rust colored daisy-type flowers?

I live in Massachusetts, zone 6a. Last June, I saw these plants on a clearance table of mixed annuals, none of which had name tags. They were already in bloom. The colors of both the leaves and the ...
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What is this plant with large bright green hairy seed pods and small flowers?

This popped up in the garden. I'm not sure what it is or whether or not I want to keep it. Can anyone tell me what it is?
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What is this plant with long leaves growing tough green stalks? [duplicate]

I brought this plant a while back, but I lost the name tag. It's supposed to grow well in less lighted areas, and it's supposed to generate lots of oxygen. Recently, after moving it in a new pot, it ...
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Is this the air-cleaning fern?

I found numerous suggestions for plants that clean the air in this question. One of the plants mentioned is the boston fern. I have many ferns growing in our backyard, and managed to cultivate a few ...
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What are these pests that are eating my pomegranate roots, and how can I control them?

I'm not sure what pest this is, but it is eating the roots of my pomegranate shrub. I saw it once on the top soil, and, when digging into the soil, I unearthed around 15 of these pests. I need to know ...
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What's this submerged, lelly like plant that propagates sideways called or what are similar plants

I ran into a picture of an aquarium that I plan on buying and it contains a type of plant that I've never seen before. I really like it. Does anyone know what it is, or can anyone recommend a similar ...
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Is there a tarragon lookalike OR can tarragon be flavorless?

I grew some tarragon this year, but didn't have the opportunity to use it until a couple weeks ago. However during harvest I didn't get the licorice smell, so I crushed it and still no smell. I chewed ...
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Can anyone identify this seed/fruit and what tree it has come from?

I was given this seed/fruit by a friend who found it on a walk through the countryside. I have no clue what plant it is from and want to plant it. I'm from Ireland but I'm pretty sure it is not a ...
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What is this fruit? [duplicate]

I picked it up from the curb. The size is large and it is about 3 inch in diameter. I don't think it is edible. What is the name of this fruit and what it can be used for?
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How can I get rid of these small white pests in my peace lily pot?

I realized late last night that there are lots of small white creepy crawlers in my peace lily pot. It's so thoroughly infested with these creatures some are even coming out of the drain holes. I ...
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What is this leafy weed, and how do I get rid of it without harming my vegetable garden?

Bought a house last winter. It has a good size garden in the back which I wanted to plant up. A few weeks ago I went out and dug out a bunch of the weeds pictured below. I dug as deep as possible to ...
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Identification of fungus like fuzz on apple tree

This is an apple tree in western Germany that recently began to show some white fuzz on a couple of snags on the tree. Can you identify this by the shown picture? Does it any harm, shall I take any ...
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What is this climbing plant with blue flowers?

I bought this astonishing, climbing plant months ago, but I wasn't able to identify it. Here's a picture:
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What is this plant with no leaves and thin dividing green stem?

I'm located in Mumbai, India. A few of these weird things started growing in a pot. I though it was quite interesting, since it has no leaves. Is it a type of grass? I have bunched and planted 4 of ...
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What is this extremely large brown fungus with white edges?

This is a huge fungus specimen I found along the Obsidian Trail near Bend, Oregon. I come across this type of fungus all the time in the Western Cascades mountain area, but this is by far the largest ...
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What is this round neon-green fruit with a bumpy surface?

I have a vague recollection that this is called some kind of "apple" as a nickname. But I just couldn't retrieve the exact name from memory.
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Are these mushrooms dangerous to my scallions?

I am growing scallions (and eating them). This morning I noticed two mushrooms (which I think grew last night) among them. The following questions arise: Is this bad for my scallions? Is it ...
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What is this 'bleeding' mushroom?

I photographed this weird looking fungus growing out of an open cut in a tree (not sure what type of tree it was) on my parent's property last weekend in central Texas after some heavy rain. The ...
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What is this blue/violet flower?

I found this blue/violet flower on an acre in the Polder of Holland. It was growing in a sunflower field. The picture was taken in mid-october.
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What is this tall houseplant with thin, gold-speckled leaves?

My friend had this plant and when he moved, I brought it to my house. I want to know what kind of plant it is. Click on photo for full size
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What is this plant with many purple blossoms in autumn? [duplicate]

Who can identify this plant for me? As you can see, it thrives well in autumn e.g. here in Central Europe. What is its name?
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Which fruit is this seedling from?

A couple of weeks ago I planted some seeds of different fruits that I ate. Some didn't make it and some did, however, I lost track on this one and don't remember what this plant is. Here are some ...
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What tree does this nut come from? Is it a walnut?

I was hoping someone can help me identify this nut and the tree it goes with. I found a bunch of these near my truck when I went to my Uncle's mountain place in Grayson County, Virginia. I'm pretty ...
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What tree does this leaf belong to?

I came across this tree many times in Zurich but I wasn't able to find the name. Any suggestions?
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What are these plants collected from the atacama desert in Chile?

Can anyone tell me what this two plants are? They were found in the entrance of San Pedro de atacama in the country of Chile.
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Can anyone identify this plant that is growing in my yard?

I have this plant I found and planted. I have it in a pot in my yard. Can anyone identify it? Click for full size
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Identification of many succulents

Over the years, I bought/was given a few succulents and cacti, which I basically let grow by themselves because they had a great position in the Sun (a Southern-facing window without blinds, in ...
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What are these nodules growing on my miniature lilac?

Does anyone know what is growing on my miniature lilac? The nodules are all over the stems and first appeared in the late spring. I have tried searching the internet for an answer but the common ...
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What type of tree is this?

What type if tree is this growing in Toowoomba, Australia in mid-spring?
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What are those orange things growing on my soil?

I noticed today after, two uncommonly hot & humid days in socal (it is usually mild and dry) ignore the yellow dots on the leave, those are fine :) here are they up close. they are very fuzzy. ...
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What are these curly mushroom-like growths in my mulch?

In one area of the garden in the house I bought couple of months back, we have mulch and recently we are seeing the following. Not sure if this is a mushroom or not. My current guess is that the mulch ...
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Help identifying small urban tree

Can anyone help me identify the following tree? Any help would be gratefully received. Note: I do not have further images available for this tree, hopefully it can be identified from the images ...
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What is this large tree with many suckers growing from the trunk?

Can anyone help me identify the following tree? It has large leaves and a number of new sections (suckers) growing from the trunk. Any help would be gratefully received. *Note: This may be a similar ...
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What is this tall tree growing in London?

Can anyone help me identify the following tree? Any help would be gratefully received. *Note: This may be a similar, or identical, species to another tree I am trying to identify. See this ...