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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 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 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 flower?

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. Thank you.
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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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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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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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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 are these hard white/brown spots growing on my houseplant?

A little more then an year ago I got six palm trees (two vases). It was the Californian equivalent of an Areca palm (the guy in the nursery suggested this one after I asked for an Areca for its air ...
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What is the name of this seed/fruit?

What is the name of the seed/fruit in this image? It was obtained from a bush.
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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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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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What is this large houseplant with long oval leaves?

This was gifted from work but no one here or at the local nursery can identify it.
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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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Can anyone identify this weed seen near Toronto?

It was found in the Toronto area in Ontario, Canada. Here's a picture:
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plant identification, it's shrub, about 3 metres high & at the 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. Thanks for your ...
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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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Where can I find a “bee melon”?

My wife remembers a shrub(?) that grew in the Azores that was called a bee melon or Melão de abelha. She describes it as growing from a bush that produced small white flowers, and then a pale whitish ...
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Could anyone identify this plant for me?

My mother bought this plant and has no idea about it's characteristics and the name, she would love some help in identifying it so that she could care for it correctly. I would really appreciate any ...
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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 succulent?

This succulent was purchased at a grocery store with out a tag. It is fairly quick growing, going from one inch to eight inches in a month and a half. Can anyone identify it? [Note: There is a ...
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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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Dried Flower ID

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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Squash or gourd? Monster plant growing from mulch put on empty bed

Please help me identify this monster plant. It grew by itself late July. Yellow flower, somewhat a rounded star shape, indented leaves, some with whitish patches, yellow round smooth "fruit", small ...
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Name of tree. Help to identify

Help to identify the following tree. It is common seen in hong kong. However,i can't search it ubder the common trees in hong kong. Please advise the name of the
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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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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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Can someone please help identify this plant?

Here is a photo of the plant I wish to have identified
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Can anyone identify this abnormality that is on my dwarf citrus?

I recently noticed what looks like small beetles on our dwarf citrus tree. Can anyone identify this abnormality? Click image for full size Is this something harmful that I should attempt to ...
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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 was this large yellow-green fruit I ate in Ethiopia?

This summer I was eating a strange type of fruit in Ethiopia and I'm still curious to know what it actually was. The taste is similar to citrus fruits (little bit acid like a lemon and bitter like a ...
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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?

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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What is this late-summer red flower?

I saw this flower at the botanic gardens yesterday. What is it? It's late summer here. It seems to have no leaves, so I guess it grows from a bulb or something similar. The total height was perhaps ...
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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 ...
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Portable Soil and Compost Testing Kit

I am growing vegetables. I need soil and compost testing kits for Soil Ph, SOil EC and compost nutrients test. Can any one suggest me, which instruments will be good with reasonable price. Thank ...
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What type of wax plant is this?

I know it's a wax plant vine; there were quite a few types on Google and the leaves look pretty similar. The leaves are just green with no white spots, just green, on them and the mature leaves are ...
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Help identifying a plant with pink flowers

It's a rose I bought 3 days ago, I think it really grows fast, it produce a new flower every 1-2 days! BTW, is there something wrong with the flowers?
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What is this plant with thin green stems and little yellow flowers?

Can someone please identify this plant? I salvaged it from work but have no idea what it is other than it is an outdoor climbing plant, with thin green hardy stems and little yellow flowers produced ...
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Identification of apparent solanum species

I have tried taking pictures but so far no luck. This plant is one I have seen a few places around here in Jakarta where it is easy to confuse with ginseng while both are still small. The plant ...
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I've found about 40 kilograms of beige powder labelled “Green Salt” - what is it?

I've found this in my neighbourhood, near a trash trolley: The handwriting can be unambiguously translated from Hebrew as "Green Salt". My best bet is that it is some kind of fertiliser because ...
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Please help to identify this plant?

I recently got this plant from a friend, but I never got the name of it. I think from the looks of it, it might be in the carnivore family.
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Identify this long leaved plant having big orange flowers

Please Identify this plant: Location: Mumbai, India Height: About 1 meter Fragrance in Flower: No
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What type of weeds are these?

I've tried looking but I can't seem to find the name of these weeds (in Australia): The leaves don't grow any larger than in the photo. It is vine-type and can spread for metres. Vine-root stuff is ...