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Unknown flowering tree, what is it?

What kind of tree is this? Blooming now in central Missouri, USA. Some trees look like this(more bush-like), while others look more tree-like.
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I would like to know the name of this plant?

It has a fragrance and it's also edible, I suspect it could be Mentha Longifolia, but I'm not sure. I try to propagate it through placing it in a cup filled with water near the window in order to ...
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What is this thin-stemmed plant with narrow leaves in an aquaponics bed in my greenhouse?

This plant grew from seed to about 2' high within 3 months. I'm sure it's not done growing. I have no clue what it could be, since I'm in the bad habit of sticking anything that looks like a seed ...
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Please help me identify this tree with irregular leaves

I found this tree growing on a farm on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. p.s. The pink fabric is not part of the tree :p
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What is this thorny tree with small, oval leaves, and seed pods?

I found this tree growing on a farm on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. It has really nasty thorns sticking out all over. Click on pictures for larger view.
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What is this cone-shaped evergreen tree?

This tree is growing in a garden in Johannesburg, South Africa. I'm pretty sure it's evergreen. I'm not sure whether or not it is indigenous to this area. Click on pictures for full size.
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What is this flower with purple and white petals that roll up to form a tube?

I found this very cool looking flower but have not been able to identify it. If you know what it is called please post your answer. Thanks.
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What is this weed with ribbed stems and whorls of 1“ to 2” long thin leaves?

Lately this weed has been growing all over my property. It is bright green, has tiny white flowers and kind of creeps along the ground as vines. It comes up fairly easily in clumps when I pull it, ...
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What is this houseplant with narrow, pointed, waxy leaves?

I got this plant, but I have no idea of its name. Which plant is it?
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What is this plant with long skinny leaves with red margins? [duplicate]

I got the plant in the picture: Which plant is it?
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What is this small shrub with variegated glossy ovate leaves?

My mother has this plant on her window sill and we don't know what species it is. All I know is that it resisted temperatures below 0°C this winter. Any idea? I can take other pictures if necessary. ...
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What is this plant growing all over my backyard?

These plants/weeds are everywhere in my garden. Could someone confirm whether they are weeds or a plant (ground cover perhaps)? They are slightly different as you can see one of them has an actual ...
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What are these dark seeds?

I found these seeds but I lost their tag. Could you please help me identify which plant these are from?
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What is this (tropical?) plant called?

Does anyone know what this plant is called? It looks tropical-ish to me, but I don't know. Some bromeliad, maybe? I don't have access to the plant shown in the picture, BTW. I found the picture ...
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What is this houseplant with dark green linear leaves?

I can't seem to identify this little guy.
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What are these spots under the leaves in my cut flowers?

I have got a bunch of flowers, and under the leaves I noticed that there are a lot of spots. I do not know what type of leaves they are and I am not sure if the spots are eggs. Should I be worried ...
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Succulent identification

I had a small succulent plant that sat indoors (in Austin, TX) and did absolutely nothing for years. Then in the spring of 2010 it produced this: A long tendril with delicate flowers. The ...
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What is this plant growing in my backyard? I believe it's some kind of vegetable

Does anyone recognize this plant? I'm on Los Angeles, CA
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What is this tree with round yellow fragrant smelling buds?

I saw this flowering tree on the Greek Island of Aegina which was very fragrant, with round yellow buds. Picture was taken in February.
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What is this tree-like houseplant with long thin leaves? Is it sick?

Can somebody identify this plant? I received it for my Dad's passing and it isn't doing so well. I just moved it and it may be in shock.
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What is name of this plant?

I have this plant in my garden, I am looking for the name of the purple, small leaf plant. I like it very much. It is like creeping plant, but I don't know its name, please does someone know what it ...
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Unidentified bright-green long-leaf plant? TX

This was outside just noticed it growing. Long waxy leaves, bright green, and seems to come from a very solid base. It's growing really close to a tree in a cluster of 4.
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Mystery plant growing in yard? TX

This is long and semi-waxy, but soft. I was just outside re-potting some other plants and was thinking about pulling some other flowers that had spread and came across this. It's like.. hair. It ...
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Lemons? Limes? Oranges? These trees are wierd!

I inherited 3 trees when I bought my house and all three have thorns on the branches with two trees having what appear to be lemons with orange highlights. When opened they have a very thick skin, ...
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What is this red corn-like fruit?

I've had these in my garden for years but only saw the inside of one today. I remember seeing something like this in a salad once. What is it, and is it edible?
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What is this white growth on my euphorbia stenoclada (spiky succulent)?

I picked up this plant from a plant shop in Phoenix. This white scaly stuff seems to be spreading. I had a second plant just like this that had much more growth on it and it eventually died. I'm ...
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What is this hardy plant with purple flowers?

This plant, originating from a flower seed mix, is the only survivor of the central European winter on my balcony. The flowers have a mild scent of roses Other plants in the package that I could ...
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What is this plant with serrated leaves and small white/yellow flowers?

Can you help me identify this plant? It opens in the morning and closes in the afternoon. It is growing in my backyard in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It started growing a few months ago, it does not ...
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What is the name of this plant and how should I plant and care for it?

I bought a plant without a name tag (in the picture). I'm guessing that it might be a Pothos, but I wasn't sure. What is the name of this plant and how should I plant and care for it? I plan to grow ...
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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 ...
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What is this bonsai tree with serrated elliptic leaves and why has it lost all its leaves?

My son bought me a bonsai tree for Father's day in June last year. It grew new leaves and shoots for a while and has been watered regularly. It has now dropped all its leaves and there does not seem ...
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Dracaena reflexa or Pleomele?

I am very confused as to the naming of this plant. I learned it as Dracaena reflexa (common name 'Song of India') but apparently it has been renamed as Pleomele reflexa. When trying to find out which ...
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Is this a weed, please help me identify this plant

Found in backyard in Sydney, Australia. Can someone please identify this plant. At first I thought it was a kind of hosta.
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Edible Desert Plant

I came across this very interesting looking plant while browsing the Internet. Apparently, it is edible (seeds, plants, and maybe the pod), but I just can't find the name of it. It grows in the ...
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Is this part of my bougainvillea or a weed?

This plant has started growing in my bougainvillea and there's some debate going on in the house whether it is a weed, or part of the bougainvillea, perhaps the male part. I'm unable to find any ...
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What is the name of this brown, cracked, oval shaped seed?

I would like to know more information about this seed. Could you please tell me the seed's name? Here is also video of this seed on YouTube for more information https://youtu.be/AyuxpqqaZM8 Here ...
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What type of palm tree is this, including its scientific name?

I'm not sure what type of palm tree this is. This is taken in Arizona. I think it is a canary island date palm.
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Help to identify this plant Please

This was a Halloween plant from Morrisons, it came with a Witch on a stick and a bow. Nearest i can find is a Flaming Katy but i am not sure.
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What kind of houseplant is this? [duplicate]

What kind of houesplant is this and in what climate does it best grow in?
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Can Oyster mushrooms grow on a Yucca tree?

I am not certain of the exact species of this Yucca (Maybe Yucca Guatemalensis?) But there are several of these trees growing in the front yards of several homes in a co-workers neighborhood in the ...
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What is this “palm” looking houseplant and how do I take care of it?

I'm not sure what this plant is but I've had it for for 3-4 years. I've watered it about twice monthly and it's right by a giant window. For the last month, the branches have been getting weaker and ...
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Help me identifying this bonsai plant [duplicate]

Please help me identifying this bonsai plant. Also what can i do to grow it more quickly and create a better bonsai.
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What is this tropical houseplant with alternate leaves?

Found this houseplant in a store, marketed as "assorted tropicals". It seems to resemble Coffea Arabica, but I'm not sure how to tell for sure. Any tips in general on how to identify a plant, ...
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Can you please identify these trees?

Could you identify these two trees please? I live in Western Australia if that helps. I believe the first one is a blood Gum. My dog likes chewing the lower branches of this second one, so really ...
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What is this black bug, how to control?

I am not aware what they flower name is but they flower all around the year. I am attaching a picture here, please help me identify the black crawling bug on the flowers and how can I control them. ...
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What flower will grow from this long narrow seed?

I see this flower a lot in Eastern Europe. I have no picture of the flower but I have a seed! The flower looks like an Aster. It has long stalks (80cm-1m tall). The flowers have widely differing ...
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Identifing guests sprouting in potted plants

I have several plants (peppers, dwarf fruit trees & various herbs mostly) that I keep outside except for when temperatures are too low & I move then indoors under grow lights. After several ...
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What is this small houseplant with serrated, waxy-looking leaves? [duplicate]

A friend of mine got this office plant as a present and is wondering what it's called and how it needs to be taken care of. Any ideas?
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How can I help this plant?

This tiny plant needs help ! The previous tenant left it in the apartment. With a little search, I guess it's a crassula ovata. I live in France, what are the best recommendations do you have ? Is it ...
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How can I differentiate between male and female Sonchafa trees?

I have two Sonchafa trees in my pot. but they are not flowering. I am told that there is a male tree and a female tree. I may have a male tree in my pot. How can I differentiate between a male tree ...