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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 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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What is this plant from a package of mixed flower seeds?

I got a bunch of flower seeds off of amazon back during the summer. The majority of them are dead now, but this is the last remaining and I am not sure what flower plant it is. I planted back in the ...
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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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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 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 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 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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Please identify this LivingTrends plant

I recently bought a plant, because it was cheap, had a cool looking flower, and I hadn't ever tried to grow one before. I'm including a picture of the plant below. It is by a company called Living ...
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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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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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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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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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Bermuda grass (I think?) is a muddy mess in the winter time

I live in Knoxville, TN. My back lawn sees a lot of action year-round with two medium-sized dogs. I think much of it is Bermuda grass, since it runs close to the ground, is very thick and soft in ...
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What are these plants collected from the atacama desert in Chile?

Can anyone tell me what this two plants are? They were found in the entrance of San Pedro de atacama in the country of Chile.
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What is this plant with pink tubular flowers?

I have this plant growing in my garden, It has pink tubular flowers and round pink seed pods, It's beautiful but is invading my flowers and I dont know if I should keep it or remove it. I am located ...
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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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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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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 insects called and how do I get rid of them?

I have a lemon tree cutting put in a paper cup wrapped in a plastic bag to contain the moisture. Everything looks good but when I lifted the cup, I saw these creepy insects. The climate in my area is ...
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What is this young shrub with opposite ovate, crenate leaves and reddish stems?

I found this plant growing in my garden in the crack between two retaining wall blocks. it's currently about 14" (35cm) tall and has grown this year. it seems to branch freely; the one pictured has ...
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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 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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Which genus is this Cattleya Aliance orchid?

This was a gift and does not have an ID tag! Please help me orchid experts! Thank you!
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Name the plant please

Name the plant, please. It may be an orchid.
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What is the name of these blue seeds?

What is the name of the blue seeds in the upper left part of this picture?
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Can you please identify this tree?

I'm looking for this tree type. Can anyone recognise it please?
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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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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 ...