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Are there five fruits growing from this flower?

This picture is of a capsicum annuum Fresno pepper plant. What is happening in this particular flower? Are there five fruits growing from it? How common is this? Is this normal or is this a problem?...
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Identifying this unusual tree

I photographed this unusual-looking bush/tree growing wild in central Texas in December of last year: It had beige-colored, spiky flowers/seed heads arranged in panicles (at least I think that's ...
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What is this white snake like thing?

Is this fungus or what? Appears to be root of something.
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What is this white salt and web like thing on the soil?

I found these tiny drops of white thing on the soil of my pot growing Dracaena Reflexa Pleomele. They are kinda hard to see, but they resemble salt. What are these? How can I reduce or control this? ...
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What kind of roses are these?

I would be able to get a closer picture, if needed.
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Can someone identify this tree from these leaves and this “fruit”?

Can someone identify this tree that I have growing at my home from these leaves and this "fruit"? The ground is covered with the green, plum like orbs but they are rock hard. The tree itself is at ...
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What is this fern-like plant with red stems and green, red or cream colored leaves?

I am trying to solve this mystery plant. Could anyone verify if it is a fern at the very least? The photo was taken at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden in Berkeley, California two years ago. I have ...
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What is this large plant that came up when I turned my soil?

I turned my soil recently and this huge plant started to grow. I have put my hand there to show the size. It does not seem to be a weed so I would really want to know if this is some kind of vegetable ...
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What is this houseplant with glossy, elongated and variegated leaves?

The previous owner left it when she moved out, and I'd love to be able to take care of it.
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Plant Identification and Pet/Child Safety

What type of plant is this? Is it safe for children and pets? Thank you
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What is this willow-like tree?

What is this tree?. I though it was a willow of some kind? but cant find a definitive answer. It has dark cracked bark, long drooping willow like leaves. The stems are red. There is a red vein ...
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Leafy plant with many small pink flowers [duplicate]

Can anyone ID the plant pictured in this album? It was seen earlier today (16th July) in southwest England, growing next to a road, and looks like it was coming under a fence from someone's garden. In ...
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ID this plant from an inherited garden

I recently inherited a garden on my university campus in Buffalo, New York. We think that it's a fruiting plant, but we're not sure what it is. Can anyone help?
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What is the name of this fragrant and edible plant?

It has a fragrance and it's also edible, I suspect it could be Mentha Longifolia, but I'm not sure. I try to propagate it through placing it in a cup filled with water near the window in order to get ...
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What is this fungus? [duplicate]

We found this fungus and are not sure what it is. Any help is much appreciated; thank you
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What are these curly mushroom-like growths in my mulch?

In one area of the garden in the house I bought couple of months back, we have mulch and recently we are seeing the following. Not sure if this is a mushroom or not. My current guess is that the mulch ...
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What is this small annual with narrow gray/green leaves and rust colored daisy-type flowers?

I live in Massachusetts, zone 6a. Last June, I saw these plants on a clearance table of mixed annuals, none of which had name tags. They were already in bloom. The colors of both the leaves and the ...
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Need help identificating this bee-attracting shrub

A friend of mine came back from a nearby mountain with this flower from a wild shrub that was very common in the area where he walked. The area where these are found is the west-Alps, around 1300 ...
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What is this plant with narrow leaves at the edge of my flower bed?

Does anyone know what this plant is that is popping up near my pansies and daylillies?
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What is this plant with no leaves and thin dividing green stem?

I'm located in Mumbai, India. A few of these weird things started growing in a pot. I though it was quite interesting, since it has no leaves. Is it a type of grass? I have bunched and planted 4 of ...
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What is this branching, brown-stemmed and fleshy-leafed plant?

Please help me identify this one. I’ve got no idea where it comes from. Even the specialists at FlowerChecker couldn’t help me. All I know is that it’s quite robust (i.e. undemanding) and is able to ...
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What is this tree/bush with thorns and small blue solid fruits?

There's a tree in our yard of which we do not know it's name. In other parts of the yard it grows more like a bush. It has thorns and grows small solid fruits that turn dark blue when ripe. On the ...
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What's this white bug?

I found these white bugs on my Carolina Reaper plant last week. They seem to leave white webs/fluff behind them, as you can see in the picture. From what I've read online, they appear to me to be ...
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What flower is this?

I can't identify this flower that has been previously here in the garden since I have moved. Here's a photo. .
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What's this little reddish beetle?

They are plentiful right now, which tends to make me suspicious. I'm noticing them around the Brussels sprouts and zucchini, but they may be congregating elsewhere too.
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What is this low-growing plant with fuzzy green and gray leaves, and when can I transplant it?

I found a number of these plants tucked behind peonies, bleeding hearts and other perennials. They're primarily up against my cement foundation, and are growing in clumps. I didn't plant them, but don'...
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Are these spider mites on my indoor eggplant?

Yes, numerous questions on the subject but I have some nice photos. These bugs are running along the webs quite freely so the webs are presumably made by them. They are on my indoor eggplant and I ...
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What is this plant in my garden and should I remove it? [duplicate]

We've got a plant I suspect is unwelcome growing in our front garden. This is our first time having a garden, so before doing anything about this I thought I'd ask for advice. I'm looking to find out ...
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What plants is this?

I recently got this plant and I looked up on internet but couldn't find one. I don't know anything about this plant and so my question. What plant is this? Corn Plant or Janet Craig or none?
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What is this “unscented” small Eucalypt landscape tree in California?

I would like to identify this tree, and particularly to confirm or eliminate it as a possible host for Thaumastocoris peregrinus recently sighted nearby. The leaves are glossy and have no eucalyptol ...
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Tuscan tree identification

These sparsely branched trees appear all over northern Tuscany, is anyone able to help identify them?
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What kind of tree is this? And how can I kill it?

This tree is growing outside my office and blocking almost all the light coming into my window. I don't necessarily want to kill the tree and I can't just blatantly chop it down, but I would like to ...
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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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Is any of this a Fern?

A couple of months ago I planted some silver fern spores. For a while nothing happened, but now I have 2 different types of plants growing in my pot, and I'm not sure if I should be removing one of ...
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Help identify this oak tree

This is from a tree growing in central WA state, but since it's in a yard, it could be from anywhere. The small seeds look very much like acorns, so it appears to be an oak of some kind. But what ...
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What type of Mulberry tree is this?

I was identifying a relatively young tree in my yard, and I'm pretty sure it is a Mulberry tree. I live in Massachusetts and came across this article stating that red Mulberries are endangered in ...
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What is this pine tree with long pendulous needles and vivid purple flowers?

Having looked around the net I think the tree in the photos here is a Western White Pine - certainly the cone seems to suggest that - but the very long pendulous needles and the vivid purple flowers ...
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What is the name of this beetle, and is he eating my squash plant?

What is the name of this little beetle? As you can see in the bottom right, the leaves of my two week old squash plant have big gaping holes with bite marks in them. Could he and his friends be the ...
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What is this bush/tree that has clumps of little green berries but also sometimes apples?

I've lived in my house many years and have always enjoyed this bush/tree plant in the front that looks a lot like an apple tree (blossoms, leaves). It has clumps of little green berries (I'm sure not ...
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What is this cone-shaped evergreen tree?

This tree is growing in a garden in Johannesburg, South Africa. I'm pretty sure it's evergreen. I'm not sure whether or not it is indigenous to this area. Click on pictures for full size.
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Help with caterpillar identification

I found this caterpillar a few days ago, and at that time it was green with lighter green stripes running along its body, black spots on its head, and a few fine hairs. It had made a leaf of one ...
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What is this large leaf by a river in Pennsylvania?

This plant is new to me. It's about 3 ft tall, in a well-shaded area on a river bank in Pennsylvania. It's rough to the touch and looks like a huge parsley-type leaf. I've lived in PA for about 16 ...
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Found this beetle in a pile of wood chips, harmful to my plants?

I found this relatively large beetle in a pile of wood chips in my garden. I found smaller individuals of the same species living about an inch underground in my garden. I live in central NJ. The ...
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Different kinds of shoots

Last year I planted one already flowering lily plant, in north eastern North Dakota. This year in its spot lots of shoots are coming up but there seems to be 4 different types of shoots coming up. Can ...
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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 type of dandelion is this?

Years ago, hiking in the Malibu CA region, I saw this very unusual inflorescence that looked like a dandelion but isn't like any that I've ever seen before or since. The yellow flowers in the corner ...
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What is this perfumed arbust and can it survive deep frost?

I saw below arbust in Geneva. It was planted into a hail behind a metallic fence. It has started blossoming lately in the beginning of June. I wander what it is. Does anyone know? It has great ...