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What is this tall, alternate leaved plant from Piedmont region MD?

It comes up in the spring, gets about 3.5 ft tall, never blooms & dies back in winter. I've pulled up a lot of it; it grows from an underground thick runner type root system. I think it's a ...
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What is this low, leathery serrated leaved plant from the Piedmont region of Maryland?

I found this plant growing in semi-shade along with the garlic mustard and grape vine. It has five elongated leaflets to each leaf. It is not evergreen, as it came up this spring. At first I thought ...
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What is this tree seedling (White Oak, something else?) from Piedmont Region, MD?

I'm gradually trying to get invasives removed from our property, replacing with natives to this area. I believe this is a tree seedling, and I think it's white oak (which would be good for this area). ...
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Can anyone identify this cattleya alliance hybrid?

I have lost all tag information for this cattleya alliance and need help identifying it.
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A fungus was growing before my eyes when I was weeding. What was it?

I was pulling out some weeds and must have touched something, because all of a sudden something was coming out of the ground. I thought it was a snake, but then it became like a white and black ...
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What plant resembles a tomato plant with thorns?

What plant resembles a tomato plant with thorns? The leaves are similar to watermelon, but the plant and flowers look like a tomato plant.
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What is this extremely fast growing plant?

I noticed this plant last week. It started off with as a little stub, and grew straight up without branching and then at about 3 feet, created this branched structure. In about 2 weeks time, it grew ...
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Can somebody try to identify this potential perennial?

I was cleaning out some gardens and am not sure what this is. Is it a weed or not?
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What is this saw tooth leaved plant, and will it flower and attract bees?

I've got these in my garden in the city of Innsbruck, Austria and I'm wondering what they are and if their flowers attract bees or other insects. They just popped up by themselves and feel really good ...
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What is this shrub with fan shaped toothed leaves and small white blooms, and what are these small bugs?

Can anyone help ID this shrub growing in Zone 6. It's about 5' tall and 3' spread after pruning in the fall. It grows fairly fast. Leaves sort of look like a fan leafed hawthorne to me but not ...
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Which of these, if any, are poison ivy?

First spring in our new home and I noticed some suspicious looking beasties out there. Last year I had a terrible case of poison ivy so now I'm disturbingly aware of things that appear like poison ...
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What kind of grass is this?

Can anyone tell me what kind of grass this is? It's growing in my lawn in Central South Dakota in a partly shaded area. I seeded the area with a sun/shade mix but the seed head does not look like ...
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Is this a horseweed?

I am trying to figure out what type of weed this is. I was thinking horseweed but the more I look at it the less I think so. This is a picture of young plants. It is growing in New Hampshire in an ...
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What is this thick-stemmed houseplant with variegated leaves?

I have a plant that I don't know the name of. Could you please help me identify this plant?
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What is this plant with variegated trifoliate leaves?

This is the first year this plant has shown itself in my yard. I've searched but cannot find any information. I suspect it's a weed or poison species of some sort. It has only three green leaves and ...
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What is this plant with spikes on its stem and leaves and is over 3 feet tall? [duplicate]

The attached photo of a weed or plant is one of two that is growing in the spare ground beside our house.We have lived here for 33 years and this has never appeared before. It has spikes on the stem ...
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What is this spiky-leaved, white-flowered plant that grows from a bulb?

I have this plant in my garden in south India. It has spiky leaves, The flowers are white, And it has bulbs in the roots What is the name of this plant?
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What is this plant with spikes of purple flowers?

This plant came in a tub with some other flowers 2 years ago and looked like a hosta. However this spring it has suddenly sprung up like a triffid and I have no clue as to what it is. Click on photo ...
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Is this a type of swiss chard?

I found this plant growing in my raised bed, where watermelon and pumpkin were growing last year. It resembles Swiss Chard (has a red vein) but does not have a red stem.
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What is this volunteer plant that resembles flat-leaf parsley?

I found this growing in my raised garden, where I had tomatoes, basil and geraniums last year. It's approximately 2'X2' right now and growing. It resembles parsley. Click on photo for full size ...
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Tree ID question from Los Angeles County, California

Can someone provide me with the family this tree belongs to? I have tried several tree ID keys, without success. It is located in Inglewood, California on a hospital campus planted next to Melia ...
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What is this spiky-leaved plant with short lived yellow flowers?

I found this growing in one of my pots. Does anyone know what it is? I think it might be a wild flower. The flowers only come out for one day and are replaced by another from the same stalk.
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Identity of this northern California perennial

This is a perennial, growing in moist, shady conditions in northern California. Anyone?
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What is this teardrop-leafed houseplant?

I recently bought a plant that didn't list its name. I'd like to know what it is, since I've searched online but couldn't find anything.
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Identification of fungus like fuzz on apple tree

This is an apple tree in western Germany that recently began to show some white fuzz on a couple of snags on the tree. Can you identify this by the shown picture? Does it any harm, shall I take any ...
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Is this poison oak?

Here is a picture of a plant from a forest in Northern California. Is this poison oak? I’m guessing it’s not, though it does have leaves of three and a slightly longer middle stem. Can an expert ...
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What is this small plant with 3 inch long leaves?

My kid got this from school, in South Korea. The leaves are about 3 inches long and are thick and stiff. One leaf has fallen off and I re-potted it, but I don't know how to care for it or what to ...
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Help me identify this plant

My mother just came back from a family trip and would like to purchase a plant like this one. Their owner didn't seem to know what this plant what, any help is most appreciated!
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Which indoor plant/tree is this?

Can anyone tell me the name of this indoor plant/tree?
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Red blob on kesar mango tree (grown from seed in UK) [closed]

Last June (10 months ago) I planted a Kesar Mango seed. After we cut of two leaves to stunt its growth, two branches grew (FYI). Now, a very small red blob has appeared on top of it (see picture). A ...
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Are these cobwebs harmful?

I have a new succulent that I'm taking care of, but over the past couple of weeks it has been picking up some fluff that looks a bit like mould but that I believe is cobwebs of tiny spiders. I've read ...
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Is this yellow flower I saw in Patagonia Calceolaria Uniflora?

I've made this picture: and I like to know what this flower is called. The picture was taken in Patagonia, Chile. I assume it could be Calceolaria Uniflora, but I'm not sure.
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Help identifying tropical[?] plant

I have a policy of letting unknown plants in my garden grow until I can identify them --- it makes it easier to know weeds when they're young if I can see what they grow into. The following has me ...
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Identifying a Tree

I'm wanted to buy and plant some trees myself and want to copy my neighbor's tree. I'm having a hard time identifying what type of tree it is. Does anyone know by looking at it?
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What is this plant with spiky leaves found on a beach in Indonesia?

Some time ago I found a plant on Depok Beach (Yogyakarta, Indonesia). This is what it looks like: It looks like spiky leaves that grow from its branches. The leaves are actually quite hard: you ...
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What is this yellow-petaled, dark-eyed flower with hairless stems?

The flower has 14 yellow petals and a brown center: I'm hoping someone can identify it. It was by a pond in southern Utah. I thought it was a Brown-eyed Susan, but the stems are not hairy.
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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? [closed]

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 ...