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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 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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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 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 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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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 ...
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What is this leaf vegetable with thin pale green stalks and mid-green leaves?

I thought I planted the Asian vegetable seed bok choy but what is coming out from the ground does not look like bok choy? Do you know what it is?
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What is this cactus and how should I take care for it?

I received my cactus as a gift approximately 10 years ago. I have never known what species of cactus it is and I thought it is time to figure it out. I am unfamiliar with cactus and I don't know if ...
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What is this bulb with pink single flowers and glossy strap-like leaves?

I live in Sri Lanka. But this is not a local plant. Can anyone point out the name of the plant of this flower. The leaves of the plants are pointed with red arrows. The leaves of the plant are only ...
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Flowers are growing on the inner branches only

Some flowers appeared on the inner branches of a tree. What type of tree/flower is it? Should I trim on the outside? What else do I need to do to promote its growth? Will the flowers also grow on the ...
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What plants grow in my bathroom? ☣

Today I investigated threads hanging from the ceiling in my bathroom, each ca. 5cm long. They started appearing in the weeks after a recent water damage in an apartment above. At first I thought they ...
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Are all these weeds?

I can't tell the difference between plants and weeds. I want to weed my garden before I plant anything. click for their original sizes
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What is this climbing plant with three-lobed leaves and furled petals?

The flower bloomed. Here it is. This is morning glory right? The flower has not bloomed yet. This is the leaf:
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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 shrub-looking plant with large pink flowers?

I saw this flower while walking outside and would be really interested in growing it in my garden. Could anyone give me the name for them!
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What is this yellow flowering mounded plant?

I saw this flower while walking outside and would be really interested in growing it in my garden. Can anyone tell me what it's called?
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Have I carefully nurtured a blade of grass?

I'm a first-time vegetable grower, and planted a lot of pepper seeds, both hot and normal. After some time, a few began to make shoots, so I transplanted them to a larger pot. One of them was ...
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What is this plant and how do I care for it?

It's very fragrant. As you can hopefully see in the second photo, there are no thorns. The plant itself is looking a little out of control, like it could use some pruning. I'm just not sure how or ...
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What is the name of this flower (saw this in Spain) which smells amazing?

I saw this flower a week ago in Granada, Spain. It smells amazing, but I couldn't figure out the name of the plant. Does anyone have a clue?
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What is this Eastern African plant with alternate cordate leaves?

I would like to know what kind of plant this is. I grew it from seed I brought from a trip to Eastern Africa and all I remember is that I extracted the seed from some kind of fruit... Any ideas?
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What is this red stalk plant?

We have these all around the house we bought in fall. What are they? When should they flower? The previous owners were great fans of bulbs and flower beds. This is south east michigan.
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What is this horizontally growing weed with blue flowers?

What is this weed? It is what I mostly encountered when cleaning a bed of flowers after the winter here in Central Europe. The weed has blue flowers (approx. 0.5 cm in diameter) and grows mainly ...
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Are these insect eggs from Rosy Apple Aphids?

It's that time of spring when all the bugs start coming out and the battle begins to protect my apple trees. I sprayed with a dormant spray earlier in the year but it looks like something is laughing ...
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Can anyone assist in identifying this large leaved plant with small blue flowers?

Large leaved plant with small blue flowers close to stem. Very vigorous growth. It is growing in London, United Kingdom in my back garden in semi shade. It first appeared last autumn with large ...
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Is this a grass or weed?

Located in north central Texas. And what kind of plant is this?
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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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Identify plant and things on it (Possible Scale)

I've looked at other questions and I'm quite sure the plant outside my house has a scale problem. But I don't know much about gardening so I'd like some advice please. I found these other questions ...
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What is wrong with this tomato plant with yellow and black spotted leaves? [picture]

What is wrong with this tomato plant? The yellow with black spots has been spreading through the plant. I am hoping someone knows exactly what this is and how I can treat it or prevent it.
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What is this grey-leaved plant, low shrub good for dry conditions?

Grey-leaved plant about 1m high and can survive tough conditions. It is a common plant in Australian gardens.
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What is this white fibrous thing showing on top of moist soil?

I'm trying to germinate chives using a soil for seeds. I've gone through the process of watering and draining the soil after putting in the seeds. For two days now, I've been seeing this cloudy spongy ...
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What are these insects called and how do I get rid of them?

I have a lemon tree cutting put in a paper cup wrapped in a plastic bag to contain the moisture. Everything looks good but when I lifted the cup, I saw these creepy insects. The climate in my area is ...
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What plant is this leaf I found in my rocket salad from?

Today I bought some rocket at the supermarket (also known as rucola) and found this leaf (well, my tougue noticed those funny, quite stiff little hairs). It's got hairs all over. Does anyone know ...
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Please help identify a type of chestnut tree

My father is wanting to get and plant a few trees this year. One that he's been talking my ear off about is one that he used to eat the nuts of when he was younger. Keeping in mind that his childhood ...
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What is this Hibiscus-like flower?

Sorry, didn't get any pictures with more of the plant (but potentially could). Approximately 2m tall cultivated shrub in Southern California.
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What is this plant with long fronds for leaves?

I took this plant from a friend on a whim as he was going to throw it away, so I would like to know its name. The soil is red because I live in the Deccan plateau in India. The pot has a hole below to ...
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Shrub with white flowers and lemon-jasmine scent

We bought our house & neglected garden 1.5 years ago. Last spring a somewhat scraggy shrub surprised us with a few white flowers on two or three branches that had a very strong lemony, jasmine ...
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What are these yellow, eight-petal flowers?

What are these yellow flowers? There are currently lots and lots of them (here in Central Europe, zone 6), mostly in the shade of large trees in a park environment. The flowers are approx. 2 cm in ...
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What are the tiny white bugs on my spinach and how should I treat them?

They don't look like the images of aphids I see when I search Google. They don't move much and are about the size of a strawberry seed or sesame seed. What are they, what's a good treatment for them, ...
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Cactus ID: Globular, multiple straight prominent ribs, spiny, somewhat wooly, fibrous root

I need help identifying one of my old neglected-so-far cacti. Unfortunately and somewhat deservedly, it has not flowered for me yet. It is the size of an apple (since I have treated it horribly, or ...
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What kind of tulip is this with pink flowers which resemble water lilies?

I suppose the picture (taken today in zone 6, Central Europe) shows some kind of tulips. Am I correct and if so what (hybrid) kind could it be?
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What is this weed, native to south-western Ohio?

What is the name of this plant/weed, found in south-western Ohio? They are fairly common and grow wildly. This particular one happens to just be growing dead-center in a pot:
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What is this small red/green leaf plant? [duplicate]

What is this plant called, and what height do they grow to? I've had it for 3 years and the roots are growing out the bottom of the pot. I normally water every few days, seems to grow well either in ...
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What is this sprawling vine with green leaves?

The attached photos were taken in a friends garden yesterday. Can anyone help identify it please The picture was taken in Watford Herts UK at back of garden adjacent to wasteland.
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What is this cactus with paper-looking spindles sticking out all around?

I bought this cactus a while ago and never knew the name of the species. Can someone help me with the name of the plant? A small clone of it is growing on the top of the plant. Should I cut it and ...
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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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What is this bulb with a fuzzy purple and green flower head?

The bulb was small and white at first. Now there's this mixture of purple and green fuzziness of the flowers that's going to bloom. Any ideas what it might be? A friend found it and I just decided to ...
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What is the name of these blue seeds?

What is the name of the blue seeds in the upper left part of this picture?