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help me identify this plant?

It is a creeper, grows very fast, orange color flowers, leaves like little bit sticky paper.
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Is this an elder or what is the shrub with red berries?

I have this shrub (of 3 meters height) in my garden and only realized now that its berry might be an elder. I saw some images when searching the internet and the leave and the fruit resembles but it ...
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Plants like chimney sprouting in Iran - what are they?

I see some plants like chimney grows behind my sunflowers that you can see in picture: location:western foothills of Iran What are these and should I remove these from garden?
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Can anyone identify this vine?

With little kids in the Indianapolis yard, I want to make sure this vine is safe. You can see what the leaf looks like and what the vine looks like in the photos below: Click either photo for full ...
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What is this cauliflower-like vegetable?

My husband recently purchased this without a tag at our local nursey. We think it's some kind of cabbage plant perhaps a variant of cauliflower. Anyone know what this is? ...
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Is this colored (brown, red, yellow) and hairy caterpillar dangerous for my strawberries?

I found this caterpillar on a strawberry-plant-leaf. The leaf had a lot of holes - I assume it was caused by it. The caterpillar is about 2.5cm long and has a diameter of ~5mm (without the hairs). It ...
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Small orange blobs on surface of compost

This is my first time making compost and after a month or so I've been starting to see these small orange blobs on the surface of my compost about a week after the first couple fairies' bonnets ...
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What is this plant? What is the white stuff on it?

I've had this plant for a long time, and for most of that time it was outdoors, in a shared area with other plants and heavy sun. It didn't do well, so I dug it out and put in it's own pot, with a ...
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What kind of plant is used for this bonsai?

One of my family members got this bonsai tree when I was kid. To my knowledge, it doesn't require food or water - as I've never seen them water it, but it has slowly and steadily grown. Presumably it ...
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Are these weeds or plants?

Recently some plants have grown in one of my plant pots. I didn't remove them because they looked nice, but I don't know if they are weeds or plants. Please help me identify them.
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Textured leafy green in garden

I have an unidentified leafy green in my garden. I'd like to know what it is as it's threatening to hedge in on my peas, which you can see a bit of in the right side of the photo. I'm quite new to ...
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Is this plant Giant Hogweed?

In getting our spring landscaping underway, we've run into a bush that a family member is sure that this plant (pictured) is Giant Hogweed. Click photo for full size British Columbia considers this ...
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What is this small pink-flowered shrub?

This was planted a few years ago by a landscaper that I am no longer in contact with. Two of the four that were planted have died and I'd like to know what they are so I can go get some more.
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What is this plant and does it require a lot of sunshine? [duplicate]

Could anyone help identify this plant? I had it in my previous apartment that was facing north. Now we placed it in front of the window facing east, where it gets much more sunshine that before. Does ...
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Help identifying plant (supposed to be radicchio) and advice what to do with it

Late last summer, I planted some seeds from a Burpee packet labeled "Radicchio, Red Verona". All but one sprouted and threw out some base leaves that did remind me of the cabbage I grew the year ...
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What is this plant with thin leaves and a swollen woody stem?

I would like to know what is the name of this plant with long thin strap-shaped leaves which grow in clusters from a swollen stem that looks like a large woody bulb. The "bulb" is halfway out of the ...
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What is this yellow coloration of cotton wool used as growth media for hydroponics?

I have built a simple hydroponics DWC system, using a window box with aeration. Actually a system exactly like the below picture: I am growing lettuce and cabbage, and a week ago I have ...
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What is this 4“ to 5” long, light red chili?

Can you help me identify this chili plant I'm growing? The chilis are 4-5 inches long and not that hot (without the seeds, I can eat one raw without much pain, and I'm not a big spice eater). Click ...
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Help me identify and how to manage, this shrub in my new house yard

Help me identify this shrub in my new house yard. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in USDA hardiness zone 6/7. Should I cut it back? When should I do that? Also how can I propagate it? Picture ...
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Identify a plant with a thick trunk, leaves have dark green line down the center [closed]

I am in need of identifying this plant that is growing in my flower garden, as i have dogs and children and want to make sure it is safe for them to be around. It is tall with a thick trunk and leaves ...
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What is the name of this plant which has roots on its stem?

I have this plant since a long time. It was a gift and I never knew what it exactly was. It had its good times and its bad times and gave flowers a few times (it are little pink to purple bell-shaped ...
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Little white stones appearing in the soil of my plants

Why does there appear little white stones in the soil of my plants? I had this before in other plants, and now I see it appearing together with my basil. They have a size of max 1 cm and are very ...
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Could someone help identify these two shrubs?

I am doing an ecology project for biology and we have to identify these plants (genus and species). We're having a bit of trouble, so any help is greatly appreciated! and the second plant:
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Can someone help identify these two groundcover plants?

I am trying to identify the purple flowers (and the groundcover plant that they grow from.) The light green leaves on the left of the photo are NOT the same plant. Those leaves are the same as the ...
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What is the name of this apricot and yellow rose?

I am looking to id this rose: Click photo for full size I am no rose expert, and did a search for apricot yellow rose and there are a million of them. I could just root one, but I would like to ...
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Hexagonal bush?

I have seen the pictured bush today when hiking around Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. From a distance, hexagonal patterns are visible: Adjacent branches grow in an almost perfect 45° angle relative to ...
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What is this plant with green leaves and white marks?

This plant started popping up behind my garage and it's growing out of control. What is it, and what should I do about it?
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What are these orange flowers?

I found these in a country park as well. I'd like to identify them if I can. While they seem quite distinctive in appearance to me I cannot find them online.
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What is this buttercup “like” flower?

Can you tell me what this is please? I tried searching for general descriptions online but I couldn't find anything. The plant without any flowers looks to me to be the same type. I only read about ...
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What is this plant with a “ball” like head of purple flowers?

I took the photo below in a country park so I don't know what it is called. Is there a term for the shape besides "ball" like? I tried searching for general descriptions online but I couldn't find ...
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What is this succulent plant with clumps of small yellow flowers above large leaves? [duplicate]

I just got this succulent plant as a gift. It has small four-petal yellow flowers in large clumps above the large leaves. Can some one please tell me what it is?
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What kind of palm tree is this and how do I care for it?

I bought a new house and have this palm tree in the front yard. No one lived in the house for over two years so it's been neglected but still looks healthy. What's the best way to clean it up and have ...
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What might a UK seed packet labeled “crfincr” contain? [closed]

I have a packet of seeds labeled only: "crfincr". Any idea what they might be? A clue in how this name is constructed is given in another packet labeled "baswlk" which means "basil (wilkinson's)". ...
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What is this bush/tree and can it be heavily pruned?

I have this growing in our back yard here in the Pacific North West US: (Photo taken in late March) It's full of these drooping white flowers and (what I think are) new red leaves. Feels kind of ...
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Received a plant; need help identifying it [duplicate]

I recently inherited this plant, and am not sure of what type of plant it is or what its needs are (as far as watering, light, temp, etc.). Any help in either respect would be greatly appreciated. ...
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Help identifying this plant?

I honestly have no idea what this plant is. It seems to be some type of vine. I took a few pictures i will put below. As you can see there is some other plant growing in the same pot with the long ...
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What plant is this and what do I do with it?

I now work at a new desk and inherited this plant. Click to enlarge. What is it and what can I do with it (to fix it or trim it)? Indoors, no sunlight. I am not a gardener :)
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Plant coming up under creeping junipers and in other parts of perennial gardens [closed]

As I said above I just noticed shoots of plants coming up throughout my garden. They are a red color tip attached to very long bright green/yellow roots. Would like to know what this is and how to ...
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How can I rejuvenate a privet and hawthorn hedge?

I have a mixed hedge which is about 6 feet high. I think it is privet and hawthorn. Currently, it is very top heavy in terms of the growth, and it has a lot of bare stems lower down. Please see the ...
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What are these sphere-like things on my Camellia azalea tree?

There's about 3 of these sphere things on my Camellia azalea tree/shrub. Can anyone tell me what they are? Are they harmful? And also the leaves are browning at the tips and falling... Is that due to ...
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Is eye-level coppicing of trees unique to Turkey, and what species are typically involved?

When travelling in Turkey some years ago, I noticed many trees (25-40cm diameter) that appeared to have been heavily pruned at a height of around 2m. Only just before leaving did I realise that this ...
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Are these baobab or acacia trees?

I have some questions about some trees present in my study areas. I think there must be acacias trees and baobabs, but it's hard for me to distinguish them. Maybe there are also some additional trees ...
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What is this hanging plant?

The leaves of this plant are bit thick & filled as of any succulent plant. I have not seen any flower from 6 months, maybe it don't bloom. It likes hanging. Here are its picture: Full View: ...
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Is it really an Orchid plant? If yes, then which variety of it?

I had asked my plant vendor for an Orchid plant and I got this one. I am not sure if it is really an Orchid. Since 4 months, it is of same size as I got it initially, it never bloomed. I maintain its ...
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How to differentiate Tumeric from Lesser Galangal without digging it up?

I planted tumeric and lesser galangal in the same garden plot. I have a bunch of very similar-looking plants. Is there a reasonably easy way to tell them apart? I suspect I have only one lesser ...
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What is the name of this purple leaved hanging plant?

One of my hanging plant's name I don't know, can you identify it? here are its pictures: Full Plant: Leaves Front Side: Leaves Back Side: (Purple side)
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What is the name of this fat-stemmed plant?

I got this plant few months back, but I forgot to ask its name from the vendor. Could anyone identify it? I have taken a few pics: Full Plant: Stem: Flower: Leaves:
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What is this late-summer red flower?

I saw this flower at the botanic gardens yesterday. What is it? It's late summer here. It seems to have no leaves, so I guess it grows from a bulb or something similar. The total height was perhaps ...
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What was this large yellow-green fruit I ate in Ethiopia?

This summer I was eating a strange type of fruit in Ethiopia and I'm still curious to know what it actually was. The taste is similar to citrus fruits (little bit acid like a lemon and bitter like a ...
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what is this plant which has leaves like flower?

I found this plant in a garden near my office. I was so amused I took a picture and thought I would ask you all.