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What might be eating my seedlings (no sign of slugs or millipedes)?

I've got a little greenhouse to get seedlings started and to protect potted vegetables until a bigger, albeit temporary hoop greenhouse can be built (happening now...). Last night I lost a dozen ...
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What is this plant with purple daisy-like flowers and what hardiness zones will it grow in?

What kind of plant is this and how hardy is it? Can it be planted outside and if so in what zones? Plant is as seen in attached photo. Do not have any further information. Would also like to be ...
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Possible brussels sprout

I'm in North Carolina and a couple of this plant just sprouted in my garden. It is currently about 3 feet tall after at most a month of growing. Because of the leaves my intuition is these are ...
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What is this small white flower, sprouting out of a single large leaf?

I recently found this flower on a north facing, shady bank in woodland (UK) with sandy soil. I've never seen anything like it before, a small, white flower sprouting out of a single, large leaf. What ...
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which plants is it? small in size, long thin leaves

which plants is it? My mumma says it's a tree. Please help me identify. I've this plant from over one year now. This plant came randomly, I think because of birds might have bought the seed of this. ...
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What is the shrubs which loses its brown bark every year?

I recently discovered this shrub in an overgrown section of the garden which is now free to breath. It is about 2.5m high and has 2m in diameter. The most significant attribute I can associate with ...
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What is the name of this seed/fruit? [closed]

What is the name of the seed/fruit in this image? It was obtained from a bush.
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What kind of flowering tree is this?

These flowering trees are found in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Can anyone identify what they are?
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Does anyone know what this wildflower is?

These flowers grow wild on the hill at my grandparents' place in Zone 6 in Missouri. The bees certainly did love them last summer. Does anyone know what they are?
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Can anyone identify this plant found in a rooftop garden?

I found this plant in a rooftop garden in Pittsburgh, PA. Any ideas as to what it is?
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How to identify real holy basil?

I need help identifying some plants. Unknown Basil 1 Unknown Basil 2 Potential Holy Basil 1 Potential Holy Basil 2 I purchased these two types of basil online. They both claim to be holy ...
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What's the name of this five petaled flowering shrub?

I saw it next to a parking lot recently, and took this picture. The plant isn't very tall.
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House Plant identification

I'll confess to being fairly clueless about plants, and have been trying to find what type this is (present from son to wife for mother's day, with no label or anything to say what it is). Is it ...
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What is this purple dried flower?

My friends have these flowers on their kitchen windowsill and they have been there in not too much direct sun for at least a year now. Does anyone know what flower this is? The purple has stayed ...
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What is the name of this flowering tree?

I need help to identify the following tree. It is commonly seen in Hong Kong. However,I can't find it when searching for it under the common trees in Hong Kong. What is the name of the tree?
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What kind of orchid is this?

I got this at a Lowes in the clearance rack. Included is the slightly cryptic (to me) plant tag. I'm guessing the flower will be purple.
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Can someone please help identify this plant?

Here is a photo of the plant I wish to have identified
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Why is my lawn changing colors?

I'm wondering what is causing my lawn to apparently change colors... this a small segment of approximately a 3' x 6' area. There is another smaller area, about 2' x 4' nearby, and while I was mowing ...
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Please help identify weird tree?

I've tried all the tree identifiers I could find and can't figure out what this tree is. Key terms: medium tree, perhaps 15 ft tall? deciduous (sheds leaves in winter) opposite leaves compound ...
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What is this thorny leafless tree with lumpy yellow fruit?

A friend has this thorny green tree. It has some sort of yellow fruit but there are no leaves at all on the thing and it has thorns all over it and it's getting bigger. She lives in the Algarve in ...
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What is this plant with waxy, variegated, 7“ by 4” oval leaves?

I bought this plant yesterday, but there was no identification tag. The leaves are large, thick, and waxy (succulent-like) and about 7 inches long by 4 inches wide. I don't think it is a Peperomia or ...
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What is this 3 metre tall shrub whose bottom comes from lots of thick stems?

I'm not sure if the berries change colour or not. Right now they are the size of peas and look like little watermelons. As you can see, the leaves are weird and look like sea urchins. Can anyone ...
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What is the name of this bamboo looking plant?

I recently found this plant hiding behind a bush. Could someone please identify it?
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What is this plant with oval leaflets in a compound leaf? [closed]

I have this plant growing in my garden and I am unable to guess what plant it is. What is it?
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Identity of this plant (yellow snap-dragon looking flower)

Could someone identify this plant?
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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary plant ID query

While visiting Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary on January 19, 2014, I found this shrub or small tree with a few flower clusters in bloom along the boardwalk in the bald cypress forest. It was the only ...
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What is this leaf vegetable with red veins and leaf tips?

I live in Bristol, UK, and I have received this locally grown leaf vegetable, but I don't know what it is.
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What is this tree with pointed bumps on its bark?

This tree was found on a nature path in the Fort Myers area in Florida. The leaves are compound, most are 5 compound but some are 7. They are similar to a buckeye tree. This is a picture of the ...
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Plant identification keys dataset

Where can I download (or scrape) a structured dataset (such that I could, after some initial massaging, use it in a NodeJS app for example) of plants with identification keys? I'm looking for a ...
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Portable Soil and Compost Testing Kit

I am growing vegetables. I need soil and compost testing kits for Soil Ph, SOil EC and compost nutrients test. Can any one suggest me, which instruments will be good with reasonable price. Thank ...
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What type of wax plant is this?

I know it's a wax plant vine; there were quite a few types on Google and the leaves look pretty similar. The leaves are just green with no white spots, just green, on them and the mature leaves are ...
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Where can I find a “bee melon”?

My wife remembers a shrub(?) that grew in the Azores that was called a bee melon or Melão de abelha. She describes it as growing from a bush that produced small white flowers, and then a pale whitish ...
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Help identifying a plant with pink flowers

It's a rose I bought 3 days ago, I think it really grows fast, it produce a new flower every 1-2 days! BTW, is there something wrong with the flowers?
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What is this plant with thin green stems and little yellow flowers?

Can someone please identify this plant? I salvaged it from work but have no idea what it is other than it is an outdoor climbing plant, with thin green hardy stems and little yellow flowers produced ...
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Identification of apparent solanum species [closed]

I have tried taking pictures but so far no luck. This plant is one I have seen a few places around here in Jakarta where it is easy to confuse with ginseng while both are still small. The plant ...
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I've found about 40 kilograms of beige powder labelled “Green Salt” - what is it?

I've found this in my neighbourhood, near a trash trolley: The handwriting can be unambiguously translated from Hebrew as "Green Salt". My best bet is that it is some kind of fertiliser because ...
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What is this possibly carnivorous plant with small purple flowers?

I recently got this plant from a friend, but I never got the name of it. I think from the looks of it, it might be in the carnivore family.
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Identify this long leaved plant having big orange flowers

Please Identify this plant: Location: Mumbai, India Height: About 1 meter Fragrance in Flower: No
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What kind of a plant is this (with large, glossy “finger-like” leaves)?

This is the best picture I can find. I had one of these at my old apartment and want to get another. It grew pretty large - from maybe one foot in diameter to a few feet high and 4 feet in diameter ...
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What is this large houseplant with long oval leaves?

This was gifted from work but no one here or at the local nursery can identify it.
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Please identify and give suggestions on how to get rid of it

I live in West Texas. The white fluffy plant is taking over mostly in Bermuda areas. But it is starting to move into st. Augustine areas. We have BIG, decorative plants that have the same type of ...
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Does anybody know this plant's Latin name?

As far as I know, this plant belongs to a temperate herbaceous species, it lives outdoors in the Netherlands. Does anybody know its Latin name?
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What is the type of moss that commonly grows in dirt, trees, and bricks?

I'm trying to grow moss for my paludarium, and there's a certain type of moss that is very common (especially during fall) that you can see growing in hard-packed dirt, trees, and bricks -- (at least ...
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Can you help identify these plants in my new garden? [closed]

I have just moved to Berkshire in the UK and this is the first house I have had with a garden. I've been trying google search to try and identify these plants, but I'm not having any luck so I hope ...
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Can someone identify this bean vine?

We have a been vine in the backyard, and are wondering if it's good to eat. The ruler is in cm, not inches.
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Identify this seed pod

We got a bouquet of cut flowers from someone attending a party we were hosting. It included this thing which I assume is a seed pod of some sorts. It feels sort of like a baloon in that it is ...
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What are these 3-foot tall plants in southwest Florida?

At our new house in southwest Florida, we have a few bushes growing outside one side of our pool cage. Each plant has a single main trunk/stem, which looks like a tree or bush trunk, and they are ...
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Could anyone identify this plant for me?

My mother bought this plant and has no idea about it's characteristics and the name, she would love some help in identifying it so that she could care for it correctly. I would really appreciate any ...
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What is this flowering shrub from Algonquin Park?

Saw this plant growing to heights of three to four feet (one to one and a half metres) in a mixed pine and deciduous forest in Algonquin Park (USDA zone 3). The berries or drupes are black. The leaf ...
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What plant is this: yellow/orange berries

What plant could this possibly be?