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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 ...
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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 ...