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What are these bulbs and how do I get rid of them?

I've recently been removing weeds from a border, and found some bulbs growing throughtout. I remember seeing them last year too (I believe they grow as something grass like but not sure if they flower)...
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What is this plant with purple cherry-shaped fruit?

I came across this beautiful plant in a botanical garden - what could it be?
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Identify hard brown “grass” in my yard [closed]

My dog is hesitant to walk on this crunchy, dead "grass". I didn't notice it much when the lawn was greener, but when this stuff started dying, it stays VERY rigid, and would be painful to walk on. ...
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Could someone identify this plant? [duplicate]

My daughter is old enough now to be able to access this plant in the garden and since its berries look just like blueberries, I just chopped the whole thing up because I don't know what it is. I'm in ...
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Which flowers are there in this white/blue/purple wedding bouquet?

My fiancée is in love with the bouquet bellow, but we have no clue about the flowers species used in it. Could someone help us? Any help is really appreciated.
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What is this tall, broad-leaved plant from Central NY?

I have this growing on the bank behind my cottage and am very curious to know what it is: It has long, broad leaves that narrow and expand drastically It's at least 6 feet tall The stem is about 1" ...
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dying leaves on Japanese maple: water damage, drought, or disease?

we had this Japanese maple placed last year by our landscaper, and it did well. this year it seemed to be doing well, but we just noticed these scattered branches with a bunch of curled leaves, and ...
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Can someone tell me the name of this flower please

Can someone tell me the name of this flower please.
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What is this plant with red, green and yellow colored leaves and little white flowers?

I'd like to get a hint to identify the beautiful plant with red, green and yellow leafs in the picture below. The color of the leaves has been like that since the plant has been there (at least since ...
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What kind of shrub or bush is this, black berries, elongated leaves?

There are a couple of these bushes next to my house. I tried to identify them, but can't find them. Leaves are elongated, alternating and unlobed. They are ever so slightly serrated. You can see that ...
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What's the name of this flower

It's about 100-150 cm high and grows in our garden in Sweden.
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What's the name of this lovely plant?

My mother wants to know what this plant in her new garden is. Please help since I have no clue. It's South Korea here btw.
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What kind of succulent is this?

I found this while looking for some climbing succulents. I desperately want to know what kind of succulent it is.
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What is this plant with yellow flowers on long stems?

Could anyone name this plant? Idiotically I forgot its name right after buying it last week. I'm pretty sure it started with a C. Many thanks in advance.
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Help me identify plant

Please help me identify plant. It is on photo.
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Please help name plant

On photo there is a plant I've got. Please help me identify what it is.
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What is this plant with small red bell shaped flowers?

Could you please identify this plant. All I know is that it is blooming with small red "bells".
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What is this white flower with stacked petals?

I can't identify this short-ish plant with one white flower with has stacked petals. It also has green, vaguely-heart-shaped leaves that have a pink-burgundy rim, the stalk is also burgundy. I live in ...
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What is this fragrant purple flower, found in California?

I spotted this in San Francisco, CA. It seems to have a mild and pleasant fragrance all year round.
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Is this wormwood and what can be done to stop their decline?

I've scoured the internet and am still unsure what these plants are! They're starting to die off and I'm trying to do some research on what can be done to save them. They have somewhat feathery ...
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What is this vine-like weed and how do I kill it?

I have a viney weed growing in my yard. Weed and Feed doesn't seem to affect it. It's slowly spreading to more and more of my yard every year. What is it, and how do I kill it?
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What is the name of this weed with red/green leaves and little white flowers?

I haven't been able to identify this weed which is prolific on the gravel (and garden beds) on the rooftop of my 10-storey condo building in downtown Vancouver, BC. Can anyone identify it and let me ...
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What fungus is this?

I've got several patches of this fungus growing in my mulch. It grows in roughly a circular patch, and produces these growths above the surface. The effected area binds together into a disk, and ...
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Which field flower are these seeds from?

I found some dry old flowers in a field and lots of seeds in them. What species is it? Click for a full-size version of the image.
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Is this an Ailanthus tree (“tree of heaven”)

Just found this small tree growing on the backside of the property and wanted to know if this can be positively identified. The base of the stems are a fairly bright red that fades to green. I ...
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Can anybody identify this plant that looks like a Salvia?

Can somebody help me identify this plant? It looks kind of like a salvia plant.
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Can anyone identify this plant/weed that has a curled-over top with little white flowers?

Asking from New Jersey. I have a couple of these little flowering plants growing in my front yard, one in a small area surrounded by stargazer lilies and another across the yard between some ivy and a ...
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What is this (fungus?) on my fruit trees, and should I treat it?

I have several fruit trees (Apple, Cherry, and Peach) that all have an identical growth on the bark. It looks like a fungus to me, but I'm uncertain of the exact identification and what to use to ...
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What is this plant with red/green leaves and yellow flowers?

I noticed this plant at an open house, and this particular specimen was one of the smaller ones there. I'm wondering if I can plant one of these in a partially shaded spot next to the walkway. ...
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What is the name of symmetrical, orange/red flower?

I saw this beautiful flower on flickr: Could someone please let me know the name of this flower?
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How can I identify the “type” of a rose if I don't already know what it is?

In the gardening and rose books I have they talk about different types of roses - hybrid, damask, china, tea, etc. They give a brief history of each rose type and a couple of pictures, but generally ...
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What is this shrub with small red flowers, found in St. Lucia?

I photographed this unusual shrub in November, in St. Lucia, but haven't been able to identify it. It had small (1-2cm), red flowers, growing out of pink-ish sepals in many elongate clusters as shown ...
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What is this plant found on a lake shore in Maine?

This plant has a purplish stem with fine hairs. Also the leaves sprout from stem opposite. However, it is two leaves at a time and rotates on way up? It's growing on sandy beach on a lake in Maine.
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What are these little white bugs on my eggplant?

I have these little white bugs on my eggplant, not many of them yet. What are they? How do i get rid of them? I'm a first year indoor organic gardener. It is important to note they are in pots. ...
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What is the name of this plant which has roots on its stem?

I've had this plant for a long time. It was a gift and I never knew exactly what it was. It had its good times and its bad times and gave flowers a few times, which are little pink to purple and bell-...
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Is this coriander or bolted parsley?

I had both cilantro and parsley growing in this container. Much time has passed, and now I have no idea what I'm looking at! click on the image for a larger version I want to grow just parsley in ...
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How can I identify and eradicate poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac from my yard?

Every summer despite my best attempts to be careful, I end up developing a nasty rash due to an unfortunate encounter with poison ivy while doing routine yard work. How can I best identify poison ivy,...
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Is this bush dying?

I'm not sure what this bush is called, but it appears that one side of it isn't leafing out. Can anybody offer some insight on this?
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What is this succulent weed?

This guy has been growing like gang busters in a newly planted bed of ground covering sedums. It's actually kind of a nice ground cover but based on its rate of spread and the fact that I didn't plant ...
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What is this plant and how do I care for it?

It's very fragrant. As you can hopefully see in the second photo, there are no thorns. The plant itself is looking a little out of control, like it could use some pruning. I'm just not sure how or ...
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What is the name of this purple-flowered climbing plant?

I bought this plant today, it has purple flowers and it climbs. I forget to ask the seller about its name and I regret it! Any recommendation on how to care for this plant? Should I keep it in a ...
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What is this stinging plant with little hairs on the leaves?

I have no idea what this plant came from, where it came from or any thing about it. What I do know is its leaves are covered in little hairs, there's little thorns growing all over it and just by ...
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What is this Eastern African plant with alternate cordate leaves?

I would like to know what kind of plant this is. I grew it from seed I brought from a trip to Eastern Africa and all I remember is that I extracted the seed from some kind of fruit... Any ideas?
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What is this weed and how can I eliminate it?

I live in Nova Scotia, and I have been fighting with this weed for at least 7 years. It is in my flower garden. I have gone so far as to try to follow each of the white roots though the soil and ...
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Garden Grass/Lawn Mould Identification

We have a standard grass lawn and in true British style got a paddling pool out a month too early. The pool got infested with mosquito larvae so we drained it (not into the garden) and got rid of the ...
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What is this plant growing in my backyard?

I have this plant growing in my backyard near Houston, TX (UDSA Zone 9a). I been letting it grow because I have no idea what it is. It starting to look like just another weed. Can anyone identify this ...
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Identifying this white wildflower

I photographed this flower in Grenada in November of last year. The flowers were small (roughly 1½in or 4cm in diameter), white, with 5 narrow petals. There was just one flower on a stem, and ...