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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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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 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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Is this aloe vera root rot?

Can someone verify if this is root rot on my aloe vera? It was starting to wilt so I had to re-pot. There were more root "hairs" but they were slimy and black and most of them stayed with the old ...
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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 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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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 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 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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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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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 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 is this purple flower growing in Malaysia?

I nonchalantly took a picture of this unknown flower and decided to post on a blog about it. Can anyone tell me about it, including the scientific name? It's growing in Malaysia.
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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 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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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 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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Please help me identify this bulbous plant with long, broad leaves and white flowers

I rescued this plant from a landfill in Johannesburg, South Africa. It has taken well in my garden and is blooming in just the second season that it's been here. When I rescued it, I thought it was ...
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What is this strange looking tree with hairy-type growths near the leaves?

What species is this tree? What are the hairy balls on it? click on the photo for full size
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What is this hanging succulent plant?

Seen in a Botanical Garden - which species is it?
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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 ...
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What is this columnar evergreen tree with yellow-green foliage?

I need to buy some more of these for other places around the garden. What are these called?
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Is this plant (Radermachera ) sick? Leaves turning yellow and spotty

Previously I did not know the species of the plant in the picture. (The one with the owl ornament). I finally found the sticker. It is Radermachera. In last couple of week I find that many leaves ...
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Why are some clippings of this plant apparently pure green and others mottled with yellow?

I saw this question on “Why is the foliage turning yellow on this climbing indoor vine?” and have a tangential question. Plants in question are pictured. All indoor plants. So understand the concept ...
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What is this wildflower with 4 symmetrical petals, white with purple spots, lanceolate leaves, and the plant is about a foot high

I live in the middle Himalayas (about 1600m above sea level) and it's just entering autumn here.
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What is this small plant with large dark green leaves, and how do I care for it?

A friend just gave me one of her houseplants during her move to another apartment. She doesn't know what the name of this plant is and she didn't give me any instructions on how to care for it. The ...
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What is this plant with large leaves that have a white substance on them?

I have a plant of unknown species on my closed balcony. Since the last few months it seems to vegetate and starts to lose its leaves without producing new ones. For some time there was some white ...
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What is this weed? [duplicate]

I am located in Molalla Oregon and this weed has grown like crazy in my outdoor riding arena. The ground is hard and dry and mostly sandy-gravel. I do not want it to spread into my horse pasture or ...
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What is this large leaf by a river in Pennsylvania?

This plant is new to me. It's about 3 ft tall, in a well-shaded area on a river bank in Pennsylvania. It's rough to the touch and looks like a huge parsley-type leaf. I've lived in PA for about 16 ...
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What is this plant with leaves over a foot long, in Pennsylvania?

I found this plant growing on an overgrown hill slope full of wild plants and weeds in Pennsylvania. It looks like a Dock plant or a super large plantain leaf. I just collected a good amount of them, ...
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What kind of plant do I have? [duplicate]

I bought this plant a while ago and I'm having trouble identifying it. I thought it was a hen and chicks when I got it, but it seems to be growing out of control. It doesn't need much water at all ...
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What is this vegetable in my garden?

I planted butternut squash and this is what has been growing. They are between 12 and 13 inches long and 12 to 14 inches around at the largest point. They have not turned tan at all. Please let me ...
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What type of plant is this and is it a houseplant?

I came across this plant, while searching for another plant. I have no clue as to what kind of plant this is. Also, wondering if it's a houseplant as well.
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Is this a cactus?

I recently bought cacti seedlings. After one month they don't look like cacti. Any ideas on what this might be? Click photo for full size
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Why is my leaf changing light green on one side? [closed]

I have several strains that I am watering with the same nutrients but this one is showing this light green discoloration on half of the leaf. None of the other plants are showing this. All conditions ...
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What is this big plant

I found this plant between my vegetables when it was small and thought it looked interesting, so it placed it somewhere else. I couldn't imagine then that it would grow to be a sphere of almost a ...
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Identifying types of mints in my garden

I plant several types of mints in my garden but the naming keeps confusing me. There are some types that I thought I know the names but then searching through the Internet shown that the known names ...
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What grows/flowers like trumpet vine, but isn't?

Found a 40 ft plus heavy thick vine growing in mid-California that climbs like a trumpet vine, has 4 inch flowers shaped almost the same as trumpet vine flowers, with the outer inch reddish pink but ...
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What is this plant growing beside my house? [duplicate]

Please excuse the somewhat stark photography. I'm currently in tech week for the show I'm in, so I don't get home until well after dark. This plant is growing in the patch of land where the grass ...
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Is this a Morus alba seedling?

They are everywhere. Their leaf underbelly is glabrous; the indentations or lobes still not there... Alternate leaves. The seedlings are ubiquitous in the suburbs, and unfortunately the grown-up trees ...
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I need help identifying this bonsai tree

i bought this bonsai tree in a local gardening store. I forgot to ask what species it was. I can't find any useful information on the website of the importer and i was unable to identify it by means ...
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Can someone please identify this plant?

This plant is in Melbourne, Australia. Thought it was a lilac but not quite.
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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 kind of shrub with long green spiky leaves is this?

I got stuck in the forehead by one of the spines Wednesday and it is still sore. It bled a lot Wednesday. Yesterday I popped it and some pus came out. It is still red and sore. I just want to check ...
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Identify this houseplant with large green split lobed leaves

Another tenant in our office building left this plant. So inherited another child, which I am happy to do. Any care advice is welcome as well.
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Identification of a plant: Green Leaves with Red Streaks

Hi! I'm new to gardening and this is my second plant. The first one (a Sedum Plant) [unfortunately :(] died. The gardener in me hasn't yet though! Or so it seems! So, I've bought this plant ...