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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 ...
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What is this succulent with spined leaves with a triangular cross-section?

A few weeks ago I got this plant from someone: Sadly it looks like it is dying. What kind of plant is this? I have been watering it twice a week, keeping the soil moist. What did I do wrong and how ...
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Can't identify seed pods

I live in New Zealand and found several of these seed pods in an old garden. I was told they were crocosmia but I have yet to see any photos with the netting-like stuff around them. Can you help?
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Identification of tree with trilobate leaves

Can somebody help me identify this tree found in Sicily? It is a fairly big tree (8-10 m) with a broad canopy and trilobate leaves. Fruits are also shown in the picture. thanks!
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What plant looks like a Peace Lily but has no flowers?

I've been helping my grandmother dig up a plant from her garden in North Carolina, and I'm trying to identify it. I've been looking at plant ID sites and the closest one in leaves is the Peace Lily, ...
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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 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 small tree found growing from a wall?

I've found this plant growing in a crack in the wall. I then put it in a pot and is growing fast. Can anyone help me identify it, I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is how it looks now ...
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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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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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Christmas tree of unknown species

Last week I was given a tiny conifer(?) "dressed up" as miniature Christmas tree. Not a bonsai in the strict sense, rather a quite young evergreen species. Of course it came without a label and with ...
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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 are these weeds & how can I prevent them? [closed]

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 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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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 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 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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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'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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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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UPDATE: 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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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? [duplicate]

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?

After two uncommonly hot & humid days in Southern California (weather is usually mild and dry), I noticed these orange things growing on my soil. Wondering what those are (see 2nd and 3rd picture ...
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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 ...