Use this tag for questions that ask "what is this thing?" Pictures are helpful, as are descriptive titles. When you get an answer, consider adding a further tag (for the flower, tree, beetle etc that has been identified) so that your question is cataloged correctly. If the question is about ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
2answers
125 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
100 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
68 views

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.
4
votes
1answer
79 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
79 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
58 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
140 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
129 views

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, ...
1
vote
0answers
56 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
744 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
118 views

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.
3
votes
1answer
83 views

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
2
votes
1answer
158 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
506 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
188 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
102 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
67 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
80 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
56 views

Can someone please identify this plant?

This plant is in Melbourne, Australia. Thought it was a lilac but not quite.
2
votes
1answer
63 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
184 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
341 views

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.
4
votes
1answer
92 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
94 views

What is this bulb with pink and white globular flowers?

I had this bulb given to me as "Mayflower" or "Morning Glory". My Internet search leads me to believe that the flower is not either of the above. It flowers annually in May-June. It has a pink and ...
3
votes
1answer
51 views

Please identify this LivingTrends plant with a pink flower spike

I recently bought a plant, because it was cheap, had a cool looking flower, and I hadn't ever tried to grow one before. I'm including a picture of the plant below. It is by a company called Living ...
1
vote
0answers
85 views

Can you please identify this tree? [closed]

I'm looking for this tree type. Can anyone recognise it please?
2
votes
1answer
56 views

What are these plants collected from the atacama desert in Chile?

Can anyone tell me what this two plants are? They were found in the entrance of San Pedro de atacama in the country of Chile.
4
votes
2answers
152 views

What is this plant with pink tubular flowers?

I have this plant growing in my garden, It has pink tubular flowers and round pink seed pods, It's beautiful but is invading my flowers and I dont know if I should keep it or remove it. I am located ...
7
votes
1answer
111 views

Can someone help me identify this type of fennel / aniseed?

This plant grows in large amounts near where I live, and I want to learn more about it. It smells very good and I would like to know what its possible uses are. I believe it is a type of aniseed or ...
2
votes
2answers
100 views

Connecticut woodland plant with sticky seeds and stems

This plant was found in woodland in Connecticut, in the northeastern USA. It is about 2.5 feet tall (75 cm) and has a string of seed heads the size of small capers growing along a single stem. The ...
1
vote
0answers
42 views

What is this tree from Thailand with medicinal properties? [closed]

Please help me identify a tree located near Si Sa Ket Thailand. The bark is used as a medicine. Used by local traditional healers. Unfortunately they do not know the name of the tree. Many things are ...
6
votes
2answers
289 views

What species is this large clump of lawn grass?

I recently planted tall fescue in the shaded, wet areas of my lawn (mostly around the patio) as the couch grass simply would not grow there. I noticed there was a fine, long, dark green clump grass ...
5
votes
1answer
103 views

What is the name of this low-growing plant with pink flowers?

The plant is small, just about 4 inches tall, growing in my front yard, in Sydney, Australia. The leaves are grass like and the little flower is quite fragrant. I just can't recall the name, can ...
2
votes
1answer
35 views

What is this bean-like plant in a forest on Vancouver Island, British Columbia?

I found a plant near my house in Malahat on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It seems to be some sort of bean. It is a vine and has pods that are about an inch long and the seeds are about 2 mm ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

Is this a small Giant Hogweed plant?

It has white blotches on the stem and leaves. I don't see purple or hairs, but is it Giant Hogweed? It's in a bed next to my house.
3
votes
2answers
70 views

Why isn't this vine blooming any more?

This vine (I don't know its name, if you can tell me, that'll be great) was blooming with yellow colored flowers when it was merely 9 feet long and was planted in a pot. But later, I planted it in the ...
5
votes
1answer
135 views

What kind of tree is this?

I obtained this small tree from a friend. It has spiky, shiny leaves, soft to the touch, and delicate stems. New leaves are lime green, gradually darkening as they grow larger. Older leaves are broad ...
3
votes
2answers
152 views

What's this? Vine with heart-shaped foliage and green-to-black fruit (Identified: Creeping Cucumber)

New member, probably my first of many "what's this" type posts. I've just recently gotten into gardening and there are a lot of wild plants around my house which are just lovely, hoping to incorporate ...
2
votes
1answer
410 views

What is this plant with dark leaves and a red flower?

Can you name this plant which has quite dark leaves and a red flower:
1
vote
1answer
62 views

What are these bulbs and how do I get rid of them?

I've recently been removing weeds from a border, and found some bulbs growing throughtout. I remember seeing them last year too (I believe they grow as something grass like but not sure if they ...
2
votes
1answer
117 views

What is this plant with purple cherry-shaped fruit?

I came across this beautiful plant in a botanical garden - what could it be?
2
votes
1answer
111 views

Can anyone identify this drupe fruit & seed?

This fruit & seed was given to me to identify -no leaves etc. Fruit is 4cm (1 inch) long, 3cm wide. Ribbed seed 3cm long with 1 seed per fruit. Drupe fruit flesh is brownish inside & faintly ...
3
votes
0answers
76 views

Identify hard brown “grass” in my yard [closed]

My dog is hesitant to walk on this crunchy, dead "grass". I didn't notice it much when the lawn was greener, but when this stuff started dying, it stays VERY rigid, and would be painful to walk on. ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

Could someone identify this plant? [duplicate]

My daughter is old enough now to be able to access this plant in the garden and since its berries look just like blueberries, I just chopped the whole thing up because I don't know what it is. I'm in ...
3
votes
2answers
129 views

What tree do these little white flowers grow on? [closed]

My first guess was apricot, but google showed that that's wrong. Sorry for the somewhat tangential question. Thanks in advance.
4
votes
2answers
160 views

Help me kill this grass

Just wondering what this broad-leaf grass is called and how I can safety remove it from my "Blue Couch" (Digitaria didactyla) lawn. I've seen it take over many people's yards but have never known what ...
2
votes
1answer
91 views

Can someone tell me the name of this flower please

Can someone tell me the name of this flower please.
3
votes
2answers
75 views

What's the name of this flower

It's about 100-150 cm high and grows in our garden in Sweden.
3
votes
1answer
63 views

What's the name of this lovely plant?

My mother wants to know what this plant in her new garden is. Please help since I have no clue. It's South Korea here btw.