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identify the type of cactus

My friend showed me this picture of a cactus and we would like to buy one. The problem is we don't know the name. Does anybody recognize it? Does it produce flowers?
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What is this plant that closes its leaves when you touch it?

I would like to know what the name of this plant is. I came across it on 9Gag and found it really interesting: It closes all the leaves as soon as you touch it.
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What is the name of this big tree? [closed]

This tree is very tall and huge, and has many branches. I want to know the name of it, and I need to know the basic features of it.
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Need some help identifying a plum tree

Location: Maine Fruit: very small - blue/purple, small, oblong Blooms: small, white Leaves: small Tree: more bush like - no single trunk, 4-5 main branches split off at base at ground 10' ...
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Mystery in Pennsylvania garden

This one has proven to be a real mystery, even when we asked a Master Gardener. Serrated edges, each cup 2-3 inches in width, about a foot in height.
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What is this shrub and has it come back from the dead?

We had this deciduous shrub in our lawn for many years. Its height was about 1.5m - 2m. This photo is from a couple of years ago. Strange thing is that this spring it seemed to have died. We ...
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What is this weed and how can I kill it?

I'm having a hard time identifying the weed pictured below. I live in southwest Connecticut. I have a smallish flat area behind my house where this was rampant. I dug up all of it that I could ...
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How Can I remove leaf eater insect from the lemon plant

There is one lemon plant in my house where in each season there are lots of lemon are to be produced. But in this time I figured out small leaf eater insect on the plant which is eating the leaves of ...
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What is this growing in my lawn?

This moving from a rental to owning a home and having lawn care is certainly a learning experience... We're working to have a lawn of St. Augustine grass here in Southwest Florida. I've successfully ...
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What is the best way to identify a Saintpaulia (African violet)?

Several times, I have had Saintpaulias (African violets) in unlabeled pots. I tried finding the variety name through several sites and they all looked different. How can I identify them?
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Can someone help me identify this bush?

I recently bought a house and there is a bush I would like to know the name. It has pink flowers in it but I think they appear late summer. Can someone help identify the name please?
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Help identifying a tree in Southwest Florida

Chances are this will be a duplicate, and I can't post photos yet, so apologies in advance... We have a small tree in our new backyard in SW FL. It's partially hidden behind a sea grape plant that ...
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What is this plant with long thin leaves with serrated edges and spikes of pink flowers?

Can anyone identify this plant with long thin leaves with serrated edges and spikes of pink flowers at the tip of the stem? Is it a weed? Getting quite a few growing around my garden and not sure ...
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Identification and Removal of Rogue Plant

I have been trying to take over a completely overgrown lawn at a house I purchased since the beginning of April. We removed several trees, bushes and shrubs to the best of our ability and sodded the ...
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What is this furry, prickly leafed plant, found in the UK?

I've just moved into a new house and these weeds are dominating the garden. Any idea what they are or the best way to control them?
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Vine-like weed growth with lilac flowers and small reddish fruit

While removing weeds, I noticed this strange vine-like growth. It has some distinct features (all visible in the picture below): Tall, vine-like growth Small greenish fruit that turn red Lilac ...
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Is this plant really holy basil?

I bought some holy basil seeds on the internet and grew them. However, I think the shape of the leaves on my plants are more ruffled than those in the pictures I saw online. Here are some photos of ...
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What are these little plants with round leaves, growing in my potting soil? [closed]

I have plants growing in my seedling pots that I didn't put there. The potting soil says it's weed-free. What are these plants?
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What kind of bug is this & does it eat aphids?

I want to get rid of aphids in my garden in a non-chemical way. I know that certain bugs can help a lot by eating aphids. One such example are ladybugs, but unfortunately I can't find big populations ...
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Can someone identify this plant please

I need help to identify a plant which is almost growing wild in my garden. It's a large cactus type plant with long sword-like leaves and a central stem with lots of white bell shaped flowers. I ...
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What is this vine (with purple flowers), and can I transplant/spread it?

Can anyone help identify this climbing vine with purple flowers in our backyard? It was there when we moved in, and started blooming when it got nice out (and we gave it a little water). Someone said ...
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Bonsai identification and pruning tips

I purchased my first bonsai about 4 years ago but haven't taken regular care of it, mainly just watering it occasionally in the summer and rarely during the other months. I've been too afraid to trim ...
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What's the name of this common houseplant? [duplicate]

This is a pretty common houseplant I think. I have a bunch of these all over the house, growing hydroponically and in soil. I'd like to learn more about these but don't know their name, any insight ...
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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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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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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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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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What is this plant that resembles tomato and has small dark fruit?

I got lazy and let weeds takeover a bed near the porch that has some azaleas and perennials. When I went to pull some of the weeds, I noticed this ~3ft high plant that looks like a tomato plant. It is ...
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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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Am I overwatering this unidentified (jade) plant?

I have this large unidentified plant which I keep indoors. (a present from my aunt) I don't water it too frequently, and it seems to be doing OK - it's much bigger than it was when I got it a few ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 varieties of plum tree produce small green plums?

My mom thinks it's a Mirabelle plum tree (Prunus domestica), but those appear to produce orange plums. It's in southeastern Idaho, gets full sun from about 9 AM until sunset. What do you think? ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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 ...