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A “clone looking” tomato plant with no fruit

We've had volunteer cherry tomatoes come up in our yard, but this isn't a cherry tomato. The plant I am questioning came up next to a bird feeder in a flower bed. It now is about 21/2 ft. tall and ...
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What is the name of this plant and how do I propagate it via stem?

I have the following plant and wanted to know the name and then how to propagate it by stem. Thanks
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Succulent withering/rotting at the base

This succulent seems fine at the extremities, but it started to wither from the base up... Can anyone identify it so I can find how to grow it properly? I put a few drops of water everyday on it, ...
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What is this tiny plant with yellow orchid-like flowers?

This stem holds 9 tiny orchid-like flowers, some still yet to open. The leaves only measure approx 2cm long, and it looks like little tendrils coming at leaf/stem joint. It is in my garden in ...
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What are the small plants growing in the soil with my palm tree? [closed]

I have a Chamaerops humilis in my apartment, which has some small plants growing in the soil. I live in Denmark, Europe and my palm tree has only been inside my apartment since I got it. What are ...
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What comes out of this bump in this vegetable?

I live in Denmark, Europe and I have in my garden this gigantic vegetable. It has a big bump on the top and i was wondering about what comes out of it?
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Can anyone help me identify this plant?

I found the plant in my garden. I believe its some kind of weed. I live in Denmark, Europe and we have summer time here at the moment. Thanks for your time.
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What is this plant with long narrow leaflets?

I bought a plant a few weeks ago and I don't know its name. I'm not quite sure how to take care of it. Can you help me out?
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Identify this upright branching weed with long leaves and reddish stems

I'm looking to identify the weed pictured below. It's been showing up and spreading around my area for the past several years. It grows in large patches around the pasture. They start out and seed at ...
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What is this gray-green plant with magenta flowers?

The plant below has flowers about 1+1/4 inch (32mm) across. The leaves are soft and maybe slightly fuzzy; they feel like thin suede. This is growing in the Williamette valley in Oregon mainly on a ...
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Plant Identification: Allium Species

I'd like to ask what plants these are from the left to the right (scientific name would be better)? I bought the left one 2 years ago, and the seller said that it was Welsh onion. However, when I ...
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What are these trailing plants with yellow or red flowers and gray leaves called?

I bought this plant from Home Depot a few weeks ago. I threw out the tag and original container it came in and i cannot remember what it was called. Can anyone identify them for me?
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What is this green, leafy, plant found in Austin Texas called?

This plant came with the house and I want to move it, but before I do I'd like to research it. Does anyone know what this plant is called? It's in Austin, Texas.
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What is this plant with large broad serrated leaves?

This came growing out of a seed pack of Lavandula hidcote blue which it obviously isn't. Now I'm kinda puzzled as to what on earth I'm carefully nurturing. I reside in Singapore, so temperatures ...
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What's the name of this flower with red colored leaf?

I found this stock photo from dreamstime.com listed as "Firecracker plant" or "Flor Cebacia".
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What are these weed seedlings with round cotyledons?

I know it's hard to identify plants just from the seedlings but I get these weeds every year throughout my garden in Northern New Jersey and I pull them before they grow. They start to germinate ...
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What is this plant with strap-like leaves and a yellow-orange spear shaped flower bud?

I bought this flower plant 2 days ago. But I don't know the name of the flower. Can anyone pls tell me the name?
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Is this a weed?

Trying to decide if I should pull this. Anyone know what it is?
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Which species is this flower seedling?

Who can help me with identifying the plants shown in the picture below (on the left). I grew them from large brown seed contained in a "Flower Seed Mix" Click photo for full size
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What kind of plant/shrub is this?

This plant was found somewhere in North Carolina. Couldn't get any better pictures, because I'm asking this question on behalf of a friend of mine.
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Identify small, white, “ant-like” bug found in chips near tree

Can you help me identify and "diagnose" these small, white, ant-like bugs? There are red wood mulch chips around the base of a tree in my front yard. I pushed some around with my shoe, and was a bit ...
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Need Help Identifying Mystery Berry

Anyone know what these berries are? I wasn't able to get a good closeup with my phone, but they have a crevice on one side, similar to the "butt" shape of a peach. EDIT When I took the original ...
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What is the white substance on my hibiscus?

We live in Southwest Florida. About a month ago, or maybe a little longer, I trimmed back our hibiscus plants. Today, I just noticed this mass of white, almost looks powdery, substance on the branches ...
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Vegetable garden plant identification: white tuber, tall leafy growth

My garden is a shared garden, and the plot I have was gardened by someone else last year. I have no idea who it was, so I can't ask them the following question. What is this plant in the picture ...
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What is this houseplant with white-speckled red and green leaves?

I have a houseplant that was given to me. It was mostly dead when I first got it but it has a tree-like branch that the foliage grows from with red and green leaves, red underneath, and white ...
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Can someone identify this?

I tried my hand at growing New Zealand Spinach this year. I sowed several seeds and they all came up, but a few of them do not look like the others! I don't want to accidentally eat something I ...
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What is this plant producing blacks seeds in a calyx like a Physalis but isn't one?

I found seeds on the street on a windy day in February and believed it to be a physalis. Having sown them and seeing the seedlings now, I'm sure it isn't what I expected, but what is it? I was ...
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Plant identification?

Can anyone identify this plant? I bought a house and this is growing great as ground cover. I would like to plant more if I can identify it. If it helps, I live in Pennsylvania. The flowers just ...
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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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Foamy liquid on plant's stems with green larvae or bug inside - pest or no problem

Every year in May/June I'm observing on different plants, such as strawberries, lavender (pictured below) and different weeds, a foamy liquid containing a green insect or a larvae. At first I thought ...
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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 is this fungus that looks like a brain coral?

It looks like a brain coral. It is about a foot in diameter. It is Dry to the touch but still a bit soft. I live in Prince Edward Island in Canada.
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What kind of caterpillar is this?

About 2 cm (when I found them). They are olive green. They have a black head, and black dots on the side, around the spiracles. They are not hairy. If I counted right, they have three pairs of prolegs ...
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What is this purple flower in my garden

What plant is this? It popped up in my garden. It looks like it might be a geranium, but I can't find it in the various lists I browsed. It's about 50 cm (20") high in total with flowers on stalks, ...
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What is this plant I was told to be a sort of Mentha?

The leaves are from the south of Russia (somewhere around Anapa, Krasnodar Krai) and I was told this was a sort of Mentha. I doubt that, given the leaves are so large. It does have a smell, but, ...
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What is this shrub with clumps of small white flowers?

Last year I started redoing all the front landscaping at my house. At the time, I didn't know this bush flowered, but I moved it to the back to let it grow. What is it? click on picture for full size ...
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What is this tall, vigorous weed?

I've got thousands of these coming up in my yard. In shady spots, this weed is not as big. In areas with full sun, it's huge. Click on photo for full size They have short roots and pull out of the ...
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Is this a tiny Bloodgood maple sapling? How should I care for it?

While mowing the lawn yesterday, my husband stumbled across this tiny plant. It's barely two inches tall. Some people down the street have a beautiful large tree that looks like a Bloodgood maple, and ...
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What is this red shrub in my garden?

I've a plant growing in my garden, that I'm hoping somebody can identify. I live in zone 5b or 6a, on the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. It's about 2-3' tall, has dark red leaves, gets little white ...
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Bonsai shedding leaves 1 week after purchase

I bought the below bonsai tree from Home Depot as a Xmas gift for a friend. I haven't even given the gift yet and the leaves are already starting to fall out en masse. I have the tree indoors in ...
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What kind of bug is this and is it harmful?

My wife noticed this bug in our raised garden beds. I know it's hard to see scale, but they were about the size of a very very small pebble, or a large grain of sand. Is this bug a problem? Any ...
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What is this shrub/tree with small green drupes in southern Texas?

I'm hoping someone can help me identify this shrub/tree. We recently purchased this property and are still trying to figure some plants out. We live in deep south Texas, zone 8/9 but there are many ...
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Name the plant please

Name the plant, please. It may be an orchid.
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Can you help me identify this pear-shaped fruit?

I need help identifying a strange fruit I discovered while camping. Its characteristics are: Roughly pear-shaped Bright green Dark green "spikes" on fruit Grown on a vine Large seeds (≈1 in) ...
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Which one of these is broccoli?

Started some broccoli from seed and it's not something I often plant. Two cells both plants look different. I'm pretty sure the one I planted in the raised bed is the broccoli because there was ...
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What is the name of the flower in the picture?

I bought this flower 2 days ago. But I don't know the name of this flower. What is the name of this flower? And why is it not blooming?
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What is this tall stalked plant with fern-like leaves?

Can someone tell me what this is? I've got a TON of this on a new property I just moved to. Located in Dayton, Ohio, USA
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What is this low growing plant with pink flowers?

I'm still getting to know my garden. I see these pink flowers growing and can't decide whether they're growing at random or they were planted intentionally. What type of flowers are they? Should I get ...