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Questions tagged [identification]

Use this tag for questions that ask "what is this thing?" Pictures, geographic location, and descriptive titles are important. Ask only one identification request per question. When you get an answer, consider adding a further tag (for the flower, tree, beetle etc. that has been identified) so your ...

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I need help getting ridding of this weed in my flower garden

Can someone identify this weed and tell me how to stop it from coming back?
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need to identify a perennial that has black arrowhead shape on leaves?

I have a perennial plant that has dark brown arrowhead shape on green leaves, in the fall long tiny red seed heads. What is it?
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Strange plant or weed?

This decided to grow in with my Christmas cactus! What is it? I have had the cactus for years. Needed to add potting soil to it, and I think that's where this came from.
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What plant is this seed of?

I live in NY Long island and of course it's fall season
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Dirt mound in backyard

I see several dirt mounds in my backyard. These are usually around 6 inches in diameter with no obvious hole caused by an animal. Can you please help me identify what is causing it and also how to ...
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Identify plant?

Can anyone help me identify this plant. Someone told me In passing that it needs to be pruned back every Fall, but I’d like to read up on the specifics first. Thanks for your help!
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What is this large leafed tree?

We found this tree in Southern Illinois a few miles from the Kentucky line. Can you identify this large-leafed tree? Here's a photo of the tree and of a dried leaf.
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Help identifying two unique house plants

I was gifted two very unique houseplants and have no idea what they are or how to care for them. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!! 1 is very woody stemed plant with both dark green, ...
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What kind of cactus is this?

I just bought this plant but I am now realizing that I have no idea what it is, so looking up care tips is much more difficult than anticipated. Would you be able to help me identify it?
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Does anyone know what flower this is

I’ve been trying to figure out what this flowers called it kind of reminds me of a fly trap if anyone knows please let me know
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Identification of a shrub

white variegated leaves Fall blooms of crimson red dainty flowers Currently in Zone 6
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What is the eucalyptus-like tree?

The white peeling bark looks like eucalytpous, but the leaves look like Lophostemon confertus (Brisbane box). Found in urban setting in Inglewood, California. Thanks
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I was wondering what species of tree this was, I need to know for my studies and curiosity

I need to know the species of this tree as I am studying at college and need to be able to recognise trees, and I guess the trees near me would be a good start. The leaves are elliptical, serrate and ...
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What is this mass of ground cover with rose-pink “bead” head flowers

I have this ground cover plant all over my mostly shady back yard. It is tiny, flat, close to the ground with dark green pointy leaves and a little taller stem with rosy pink "bead" flowers on top. I ...
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What is this plant with pink and yellow flowers?

This is a potted plant but the people who handle it cannot tell me what it is specifically. This is in southern California, US.
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What is this shrub growing in my back yard?

I live in Hutto, Texas. This shrub started very small and even though I cut it back, it continues to grow and grow. It also self propagates. It has feathery growths on the ends of the stems which fly ...
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Is this a quince and safe to eat?

I took a picture of a fruit and its branch today. The fruit is yellow and appears to be similar to a quince.
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What kind of cactus is this and why are these black bumps forming on it?

Little burnt-looking bumps have been popping up on this cactus and I'm not too sure what to do about it. Can you help me figure it out?
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Identifying and Propagating Roadside Tree

Can anyone please tell me what species this is and how to take a cutting and propagate it? I have a love of strong wild and roadside plants that aren't sensitive and prone to death like so many ...
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Help identifying a cactus

I got this cactus as a gift. Can somebody please identify what it is? Thank you.
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What is this purple wildflower?

Any ideas on what this purple flower might be? We are located in south-east Wisconsin. I'm fairly certain that I self-seeded these in the large container that they are growing in. Edit: Added photos ...
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Is this a weed? Colorado foothills… very tough

Little flowers sawtooth round leaves. Ex may have planted this... makes ne think of Grecian Windflowers ... but this is fall and they have just come up in the last month! Flowers are in bud stage. ...
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How to care for this plant

I have a potted plant in my house that needs come care (especially after my cat tried to eat it); but I don't know what plant it is, or what type of environment this plant needs. Right now, I keep it ...
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What are these yellow wildflowers growing in SE Wisconsin?

I'm pretty sure I self seeded these, but don't remember what they are. I'm guessing the yellow flowers are Black Eyed Susans.
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What is this succulent plant?

Hi! I’m trying to figure out what this plant is so I can learn how better to nurture and hopefully replicate it. Thanks!
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What is this strange plant called?

I bought this plant from a university plant sale when it was much smaller. What is it called? How big can it get?
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Mold on bark mulch in a green house

This has grown in a greenhouse built this year in North Vancouver, BC. Any ideas what it is?
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Red Plant Growing in a Brick

This Is growing in a brick in my backyard. Im Not Sure What It Is. Does someone Have An Idea? Is Shaped Like A Small Chinese Tree.
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What plant is this fragrant shrub/plant

Have been looking for this plant ever since I was a kid and smelled it camping. Love the sweet smell and would love to plant this in my garden. Please help identify. Thank you!
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What is this shrub producing spherical fruits with maze-like skin? [duplicate]

The fruit is a bit greener than shown in the following picture and has a diameter of 8-10 cm (3-4 inches). I was expecting to see them on a tree, but instead they were coming from tall branches of a ...
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Tree Identification - shaggy bark

My sister bought a new house this year. There's a tree in the yard that we can't identify. It's located in Mid-Michigan in zone 5a. The soil is mixed with rocks and sand. The tree has shaggy bark ...
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What is this ornamental plant with leaves similar to corn?

I saw this plant in a park in Silistra (Bulgaria) and I don't know what it is. There were people nearby but I don't speak their language, so I couldn't ask. I tried to take a more detailed picture of ...
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What is this purple plant with skinny leaves?

I recently was given this plant and apparently it has a pretty bad history. First it was left outside and infested by snails and then it was accidentally mowed over. When I got the plant it was in a ...
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Hundreds of unknown bugs on certain plants

I am currently watering my neighbor's plants on their balcony. I found certain plants to be infested by larger, unknown bugs. I've attached a picture of one on a window pane. There are hundreds of ...
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What is this perennial that has accordian-pattern flowers with pink and purple tips?

What is this beautiful perennial that has flowers that turn purply pink as it cools? The flowers have rows in an accordion-type shape, for lack of a better term.
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Please help identify this fern

I've been having real trouble identifying this fern. Anyone with good knowledge of ferns out there know what it is? I would very much like to know. Photographed in Yamaguchi, Japan.
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What is this plant with curly leaves?

I have received some seeds as a present, it should be some kind of flowers, but now (after four months) it looks like that: The seeds packing gave only the information that it should be a houseplant.
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Help required in recognizing plant

Purchased this plant yesterday but dont know the name of this plant.
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I Thought That I Planted Basil Here

I am new to gardening, so I was a little afraid to use this plant. I looked up pictures of Basil, and I don't see any that look like this. The stems smell sweet. I live in Ohio. Thank you
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What is this plant with an unpleasant smell and hairy leaves?

I have received some seeds as a present, it should be some kind of flowers, but now (after four months) it looks like that: It smells really not good and has thorny leafs and stalk.
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Does anyone know what the name of this tree is?

This tree started growing near our home about 5 years ago (volunteer). The tree has a very upright growth pattern and the branches are short and perpendicular to the trunk. It is quite polite, even ...
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Identify a tropical foliage plant with variegated glossy elliptic leaves

Need help with the name of the plant so that I can take proper help. It's a tropical plant
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Please help identify this plant

Can someone please help identify this plant? Pictures below. The plant has red "poofy" flowers which I don't have pictures of unfortunately. Someone identified this as bottlebrush (callistemon), but ...
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What is this pest I found on my chilli pepper?

Last year, I found some brown spots on some of my pepper plants. I couldn't see any insects so I trimmed the affected parts quite aggressively. The plant survived the operation quite well and ...
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Identifying a grassy plant from South Carolina

I’m trying to identity one of a couple of grassy plants that grows throughout my lawn. This one looks like a sand burr, but doesn't seem to dry out and get prickly like those do. I live about 40 ...
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What is this plant with five petal flowers and serrated leaves?

So I have had this plant for a while, it blooms with gorgeous flowers. However, I really want to know what is it called, how to better care for it and how to collect its seeds or propagate through ...
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What is this aromatic plant with narrow leaves and tiny white flowers that grows about 8' (2.5 m) high?

Found in New York State, zone 7 where it has invaded my herb garden and outgrew it. I was wondering if it would be a useful herb.
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Identify this plant with a pink flower spike?

What's this plant? I'm in the Caribbean
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What deep sky blue flower is this?

What flower is this, and how to collect seeds?
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Unusual tree identification needed in eastern WA - white-backed leaves!

These leaf samples are from a very large tree in Palouse Falls State Park in eastern Washington state. There are several of these trees scattered throughout the visitors parking and camping areas ...