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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 ...
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What is this plant with two types of leaves and small pinkish-white flowers?

Plant purchased as a hanging basket, has both variegated and solid green leaves, has upright growth, but also has two or three vine like stems. Flowers are VERY delicate white some with a delicate ...
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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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What is this common western Idaho spiny weed?

This weed is very common in western Idaho, but I have yet to find out what it is. I haven't seen it online in any weed database I've searched. Yes, as large as it is, it's growing in a crack in the ...
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Can anyone identify this maple-type leafed plant?

This plant was growing like a vine within an evergreen I have. The thickest part of the stem was about .33 inches wide and it was woody. From that there were lighter green stems that branched. ...
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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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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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What's this plant that produces fruits or vegetables and have green to black leafs?

My parents have two of those plants in their backyard. They forgot what it is. It produces fruits or vegetables. The leafs goes from green to almost black on the outside. The flowers are purple. ...
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What is this bush in my yard with many small green apples?

Here is a picture of a bush in my yard. It is now late June and little quarter size green apples are all over it. Can you tell me what type of bush this is?
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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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A “clone looking” tomato plant with no fruit

We've had volunteer cherry tomatoes come up in our yard, but this isn't a cherry tomato. The plant I am questioning came up next to a bird feeder in a flower bed. It now is about 21/2 ft. tall and ...
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What is the name of this plant and how do I propagate it via stem?

I have the following plant and wanted to know the name and then how to propagate it by stem. Thanks
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Succulent withering/rotting at the base

This succulent seems fine at the extremities, but it started to wither from the base up... Can anyone identify it so I can find how to grow it properly? I put a few drops of water everyday on it, ...
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What is this tiny plant with yellow orchid-like flowers?

This stem holds 9 tiny orchid-like flowers, some still yet to open. The leaves only measure approx 2cm long, and it looks like little tendrils coming at leaf/stem joint. It is in my garden in ...
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What are the small plants growing in the soil with my palm tree?

I have a Chamaerops humilis in my apartment, which has some small plants growing in the soil. I live in Denmark, Europe and my palm tree has only been inside my apartment since I got it. What are ...
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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 comes out of this bump in this vegetable?

I live in Denmark, Europe and I have in my garden this gigantic vegetable. It has a big bump on the top and i was wondering about what comes out of it?
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Can anyone help me identify this plant?

I found the plant in my garden. I believe its some kind of weed. I live in Denmark, Europe and we have summer time here at the moment. Thanks for your time.
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What is this plant with long narrow leaflets?

I bought a plant a few weeks ago and I don't know its name. I'm not quite sure how to take care of it. Can you help me out?
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Identify this upright branching weed with long leaves and reddish stems

I'm looking to identify the weed pictured below. It's been showing up and spreading around my area for the past several years. It grows in large patches around the pasture. They start out and seed at ...
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What is this gray-green plant with magenta flowers?

The plant below has flowers about 1+1/4 inch (32mm) across. The leaves are soft and maybe slightly fuzzy; they feel like thin suede. This is growing in the Williamette valley in Oregon mainly on a ...
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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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Plant Identification: Allium Species

I'd like to ask what plants these are from the left to the right (scientific name would be better)? I bought the left one 2 years ago, and the seller said that it was Welsh onion. However, when I ...
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What are these trailing plants with yellow or red flowers and gray leaves called?

I bought this plant from Home Depot a few weeks ago. I threw out the tag and original container it came in and i cannot remember what it was called. Can anyone identify them for me?
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What is this green, leafy, plant found in Austin Texas called?

This plant came with the house and I want to move it, but before I do I'd like to research it. Does anyone know what this plant is called? It's in Austin, Texas.
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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 plant with large broad serrated leaves?

This came growing out of a seed pack of Lavandula hidcote blue which it obviously isn't. Now I'm kinda puzzled as to what on earth I'm carefully nurturing. I reside in Singapore, so temperatures ...
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What's the name of this flower with red colored leaf?

I found this stock photo from dreamstime.com listed as "Firecracker plant" or "Flor Cebacia".
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What are these weed seedlings with round cotyledons?

I know it's hard to identify plants just from the seedlings but I get these weeds every year throughout my garden in Northern New Jersey and I pull them before they grow. They start to germinate ...
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Weed identification

Found this weed growing in northern NJ USA. Seemed to popup and grow fast as I don't remember seeing it a couple of days ago. It's already about a foot tall. Growing in a partially shaded area right ...
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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 this plant with strap-like leaves and a yellow-orange spear shaped flower bud?

I bought this flower plant 2 days ago. But I don't know the name of the flower. Can anyone pls tell me the name?
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Is this a weed?

Trying to decide if I should pull this. Anyone know what it is?
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Which species is this flower seedling?

Who can help me with identifying the plants shown in the picture below (on the left). I grew them from large brown seed contained in a "Flower Seed Mix" Click photo for full size
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What kind of plant/shrub is this?

This plant was found somewhere in North Carolina. Couldn't get any better pictures, because I'm asking this question on behalf of a friend of mine.
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Identify small, white, “ant-like” bug found in chips near tree

Can you help me identify and "diagnose" these small, white, ant-like bugs? There are red wood mulch chips around the base of a tree in my front yard. I pushed some around with my shoe, and was a bit ...
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Need Help Identifying Mystery Berry

Anyone know what these berries are? I wasn't able to get a good closeup with my phone, but they have a crevice on one side, similar to the "butt" shape of a peach. EDIT When I took the original ...
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What is the white substance on my hibiscus?

We live in Southwest Florida. About a month ago, or maybe a little longer, I trimmed back our hibiscus plants. Today, I just noticed this mass of white, almost looks powdery, substance on the branches ...
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Vegetable garden plant identification: white tuber, tall leafy growth

My garden is a shared garden, and the plot I have was gardened by someone else last year. I have no idea who it was, so I can't ask them the following question. What is this plant in the picture ...
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What is this houseplant with white-speckled red and green leaves?

I have a houseplant that was given to me. It was mostly dead when I first got it but it has a tree-like branch that the foliage grows from with red and green leaves, red underneath, and white ...
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What is this bush with five-petaled pink flowers?

My wife and I bought a house in the Palm Coast, Florida area. We have a plant growing by the house that the previous owner tried to kill, but could not. We think it is very pretty. We would like to ...
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Can someone identify this?

I tried my hand at growing New Zealand Spinach this year. I sowed several seeds and they all came up, but a few of them do not look like the others! I don't want to accidentally eat something I ...
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What is this plant producing blacks seeds in a calyx like a Physalis but isn't one?

I found seeds on the street on a windy day in February and believed it to be a physalis. Having sown them and seeing the seedlings now, I'm sure it isn't what I expected, but what is it? I was ...
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Plant identification?

Can anyone identify this plant? I bought a house and this is growing great as ground cover. I would like to plant more if I can identify it. If it helps, I live in Pennsylvania. The flowers just ...
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White fuzzy weed ID

What is this white fuzzy weed? They are covering my land, and surrounding, in middle New Mexico. It's an arid, desert climate, with lots of rain recently. The plant varies from 2 to 4 inches across. ...
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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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Foamy liquid on plant's stems with green larvae or bug inside - pest or no problem

Every year in May/June I'm observing on different plants, such as strawberries, lavender (pictured below) and different weeds, a foamy liquid containing a green insect or a larvae. At first I thought ...