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What is this leafy plant with thick stems and carrot-like leaves?

This is a volunteer. Not sure what it is. Can you tell me? I would pull it if it's a weed but not sure. In Omaha, NE in the mostly sun partial shade. I had two pop up one is by the driveway the ...
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Are these two weeds both lambsquarter?

These two western Idaho weeds look like lambsquarter to me. One of them is blunt, and the other one is pointy (and much more susceptible to leaf miners and some disease that wilts the shoots and ...
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Can someone help me identify this type of fennel / aniseed?

This plant grows in large amounts near where I live, and I want to learn more about it. It smells very good and I would like to know what its possible uses are. I believe it is a type of aniseed or ...
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What is this weed with tiny yellow flowers found in eastern Australia?

It grows very fast in summer. Hundreds of little round seeds seem to grow on stems where the leaves join to the main stem. Wind or manual removal causes them to fall off everywhere. Older stems seem ...
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What is this leaf vegetable with thin pale green stalks and mid-green leaves?

I thought I planted the Asian vegetable seed bok choy but what is coming out from the ground does not look like bok choy? Do you know what it is?
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What kind of ornamental grass is this?

This grew from an "Ornamental Grasses" seed mix here in Germany. It have never seen a similar plant around here. Which species is it?
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Identify this grass please

I recently planted tall fescue in the shaded, wet areas of my lawn (mostly around the patio) as the couch grass simply would not grow there. I noticed there was a fine, long, dark green clump grass ...
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Connecticut woodland plant with sticky seeds and stems

This plant was found in woodland in Connecticut, in the northeastern USA. It is about 2.5 feet tall (75 cm) and has a string of seed heads the size of small capers growing along a single stem. The ...
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What is this tree from Thailand with medicinal properties?

Please help me identify a tree located near Si Sa Ket Thailand. The bark is used as a medicine. Used by local traditional healers. Unfortunately they do not know the name of the tree. Many things are ...
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What is this bulb with a fuzzy purple and green flower head?

The bulb was small and white at first. Now there's this mixture of purple and green fuzziness of the flowers that's going to bloom. Any ideas what it might be? A friend found it and I just decided to ...
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Help me kill this grass

Just wondering what this broad-leaf grass is called and how I can safety remove it from my "Blue Couch" (Digitaria didactyla) lawn. I've seen it take over many people's yards but have never known what ...
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What is the name of this flower

The plant is small, just about 4 inches tall, grow in my front yard, in Sydney Australia. the leaves are grass like and the little flower is quite fragrant. I just can't recall the name, can someone ...
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Is this a small Giant Hogweed plant?

It has white blotches on the stem and leaves. I don't see purple or hairs, but is it Giant Hogweed? It's in a bed next to my house.
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Why isn't this vine blooming any more?

This vine (I don't know its name, if you can tell me, that'll be great) was blooming with yellow colored flowers when it was merely 9 feet long and was planted in a pot. But later, I planted it in the ...
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What is this bush with five-petalled white flowers?

More importantly, is it poison oak? It has 3 leaves... It's located in Maryland. Click photo for full size
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What is this bean-like plant in a forest on Vancouver Island, British Columbia?

I found a plant near my house in Malahat on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It seems to be some sort of bean. It is a vine and has pods that are about an inch long and the seeds are about 2 mm ...
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Can anyone identify this drupe fruit & seed?

This fruit & seed was given to me to identify -no leaves etc. Fruit is 4cm (1 inch) long, 3cm wide. Ribbed seed 3cm long with 1 seed per fruit. Drupe fruit flesh is brownish inside & faintly ...
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What's this? Vine with heart-shaped foliage and green-to-black fruit (Identified: Creeping Cucumber)

New member, probably my first of many "what's this" type posts. I've just recently gotten into gardening and there are a lot of wild plants around my house which are just lovely, hoping to incorporate ...
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What is this small tree with partially serrated leaves and blue fruit?

What it this small tree? It is growing in the woods so I can't get a wide shot. It grows about 15' tall and wide, with wide, arching branches. The leaves all have round shiny indented bumps scattered ...
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What kind of tree is this?

I obtained this small tree from a friend. It has spiky, shiny leaves, soft to the touch, and delicate stems. New leaves are lime green, gradually darkening as they grow larger. Older leaves are broad ...
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What is this grey-leaved plant, low shrub good for dry conditions?

Grey-leaved plant about 1m high and can survive tough conditions. It is a common plant in Australian gardens.
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What is this plant with dark leaves and a red flower?

Can you name this plant which has quite dark leaves and a red flower:
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What is this weedy grass and how can I control it?

I have a grassy weed with flowering seedheads at the top. What is it and how do I get rid of it in my yard?
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What kind of lawn grass doesn't spread and is exceptionally shade tolerant?

This grass is a very good lawn grass, showed mowed and unmowed, and I would like to buy seeds for it. Of course, I can't do that unless I know what it is. It does not spread, it doesn't turn brown ...
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What is this fast growing plant with blue/black berries?

In my garden a strange plant is growing at an incredible speed and I can't identify what kind it is. It broke through end of June and within two months it grew about 1.8-2.0m high. It now carries ...
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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 ...
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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

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 tree do these little white flowers grow on?

My first guess was apricot, but google showed that that's wrong. Sorry for the somewhat tangential question. Thanks in advance.
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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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What type of plant is this in Arizona desert

I want to identify this plant. Located in Phoenix and appears to be a shrub
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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 ...