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 question is cataloged correctly. If the question is about determining the cause of a plant problem (e.g. disease), the diagnosis tag is more appropriate.

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Identify a plant found in a Cairns planter box

The following plant was in a planter box at a hotel in Cairns - it was about 30-40cm in width and spread across the ground without rising more than 15cm or so in height. Had no fragrance or other ...
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Diseased walnut?

I bought a house recently (Southern Indiana) and only just realized that there may be some walnut trees on the property. At least, something likes to drop these large seeds on my shed and make a very ...
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Name and how to care for this plant?

Can someone please tell me what plant is this and what kind of environment it likes to be in? I noticed the browning tips does it require more dry/humid environment?
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Rescuing this indoor plant?

This is a neighbor’s plant that I’m trying to rescue. The 1st picture is what it looked like before I brought it to my apartment. The picture’s about a month old. Today the hanging pot broke. The 2nd ...
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What causes this strange mutation on my Roma tomato?

I'm curious, is this a mutation or something else? This is a store bought Roma plant so I do not know the genetics. The tomato fell off whilst I was collecting my harvest around 8/8/22. It didn't take ...
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Is this plant a weed? (Columbia, SC, USA)

I have this plant growing in my garden in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. The photo was taken yesterday (August 20), where we have just had a hot and humid summer. The plant looks kind of interesting, ...
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Tobacco Plant Germination

Hi! I was wondering how long it will take my tobacco seeds to germinate using a 600w LED Grow Light. It's been 3 days now. They have been on a heat mat also. I took a picture of what's growing so far ...
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Please help me identify this silvery green leaved ground cover

There are dozens of these plants in my yard (zone 6, a few miles from the coast). I like that they are low and can be walked on, but I want to know what they are. The plants have been receiving full ...
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Moss or shrub ID (South UK area)

I had been hiking between Seaford and Eastbourne in the UK. Basically just following the route at the edge of the cliff so this is a high-moisture area. Having trouble understanding which plant it is. ...
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Shrub ID please, Eastern Ontario?

This is a roadside shrub in a rural area of Eastern Ontario, Canada, about 1-2 metres tall and 1-2 metres wide. Stands in the company of seedlings of basswood, birch, ash, hickory, and perennial ...
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Can you identify this tree wood?

Can somebody please help to identify this tree branch? I am located in the South of England and it was found in a small wooded area. I include some images here: Here is some I cut and sanded to show ...
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Is this a seed?

I'm in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and what looks like a seed pod from a giant tree next to my apartment landed on my windowsill. I opened the seed pod and got 6 "seeds." However, they look ...
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Mystery Pepper Identification

Mystery pepper plant appeared in batch of seeds I germinated. Anyone able to id?
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Help identify and remove a weed

I have noticed this weed taking over my lawn (I live in Texas) and parts have overrun my St. Agustine grass. Any idea what it is and how to eliminate it?
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Need help identifying this plant!

I received this plant months ago from one of my students, but I haven't been able to identify it. When I first got it, it was ready to bloom and had quite a lot of flowers (that would only last for a ...
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What are these orange flowers growing in my father's garden?

My father asked me to help him identifying these orange flowers that grow in his garden (located in the Eastern-Northern part of France). He told me that he thinks they are greasy plants and that they ...
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Dilemma about the identity of this plant: leopard lily? Silver squill?

I am searching for this plant. Somebody said that it is leopard lily..others said it is silver squill. Now when I google about "silver squill", Wiki says: Ledebouria socialis, the silver ...
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House Plant Identification and care

I just bought this plant but it just said Tropical. I would like to know what it is and how to keep it looking so beautiful.
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Help to identify (narrow dark-green pointed leaf with white midrib)

I live in NC, I have something growing in front yard and not sure what it is.
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What kind of squash are these?

Earlier this year I had a spaghetti squash that was sprouting internally, so I cut it up and planted the pieces. Now the plants are big and healthy and squash are growing! The confusing thing is that ...
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mushrooms in raised garden beds around strawberries

Orange mushrooms growing around strawberry in raised garden bed. What are they, and what are they a sign of? I’m in Vancouver BC, and it’s late July (summer). Plant hardiness zone 8b.
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What is this plant and how do I get rid of it?

I live in the high desert shrub steppe of central Oregon. I recently tilled and sodded my back yard (which was previously just bare desert), and I have this unidentified plant growing in several ...
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White spots on my bushes

I was trimming my bushes today and I came upon these spots on several of the bushes. They look like they're largely at the junctures, and are even on one bush that I think died last year. Image ...
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Can anyone identify this shrub/berry

I have a shrub in the garden which has been there for 5 years. Only this year it bloomed very tiny white petal flowers early March and is now producing red berries. I live in Scotland, Uk
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Can anyone tell me what this flower is called I’m in Surrey UK

My 5 year old granddaughter asked me what this flower was called and I have no clue.
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What is this fungus in my raised bed garden?

I live on the Gulf Coast. Torrential 1/2 hour rainfalls each day - dropping 2"-3" of rain, then sunny and 80-100% humidity, heat index 100-105F for past 2 weeks. Spores are beginning to ...
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Mold or precipitate on houseplant soil? Yellow peaks in soil clump tops

Ever since I got my 2nd hand dragon tree, the soil has had these yellowish peaks. Until today, I never really thought about them. However, I added some new soil on the old about a week ago. The yellow ...
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What sort of tamarisk tree is this?

Is this a tamarisk (≟salt-cedar) tree? It's about 50 feet tall. If so, what subspecies of Tamarix is this tree, found in the Sonora Desert in the U.S. southwest?
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What plant is this? And how can I prevent it from dying?

We've not overwatered it (we don't think) and have owned these plants for two years. In the space of a week these started to wilt. The right hand plant has a soft stem at the bottom. Is it possible to ...
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What is this fast growing plant/bush in garden?

On fall of 2021, this plant just sprouted up, and survived the frost. I currently live in Charlotte, NC, USA. It is about 5 feet after growing for 1 year. I also seen it around in other places as I ...
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Mysterious pink flower planted itself on my balcony

I live in Western Germany and since this summer a really beatiful flower planted itself on my balcon. I tried finding out what it is but I couldn't come up with a match. Maybe anybody else has a ...
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Identification needed for this fast growing vine

This vine started growing around 6-8weeks ago its growing quite fast. So far its only a runner with leaves no suckers or stranglers. It look harmless to other plants its climbing on, since I just move ...
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One Plant One Question

Can anyone tell me what type of plant this is?
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Identification of a singular plant

Can anyone tell me the identity of this plant?
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Can someone identify this 2 feet high plant?

This has come up spontaneously in my parents garden. Probably seeded by birds or grew from spilled bird-seed (it is right next to the bird-seeder). The location is right on the border between ...
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Identify this breed of grass that is struggling during winter - and help it

I need some help identify this breed of grass - to work out what it might need to thrive a little more. It is growing in SE Queensland, Aus and it's currently winter here. It gets very little direct ...
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what are on my fig tree leaves

Hi I’m in the uk and the leaves of my potted fig tree are shrivelling open and dying. On them are thousands of tiny black dots protected under a clear film. I don’t know what they are and whether to ...
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What kind of plant was Floris?

Does anyone know what kind of plant this is? (Me and my son called it Floris). This was my sons pet plant, he was quite attached to it. Also, is it normal for this kind of plant to just stop living? ...
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Need help diagnosing pepper pests

I am trying to figure out what is eating holes in the leaves of my plants ( habinero and sweet pepper ). Primarily the holes are in the centre of leaves, with some on the edge of one leaf. and the ...
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What species of light green shrub is this?

This is a wonderful bush! I would love to plant more of them. But I have no idea what it's called. This individual is 3 years old, 30 inches high, and has 3 inch long leaves. It's currently blooming ...
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What species is this dark green shrub?

I love this bush! It is 45 inches tall and has 1 inch long leaves. I'd like to plant more of them, but I have no idea what species it is! It's thriving in New Jersey and is 3 years old or more.
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What are those tiny potato looking things on morning glories?

I’ve encountered small brown blobs growing off of some morning glory vines. They look and feel rather like potatoes, but they’re only about a centimeter across, and they are above ground. Is this a ...
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What type of Aloe is this ? Do the properties differ much?

lately I came across this Aloe that looked a bit like a different type, it has white marks and spiky sides generally looks like normal medical aloe properties but cannot really tell since i first time ...
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Pepper Grass (not Lepidium virginicum)

I'd like to know what a plant is that we refer to as "pepper grass" (but it's not Lepidium virginicum). The plant looks like chive, but the small white bulb smells clearly of black pepper ...
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Identify night blooming cactus

The following plant lives in a pot, outside at a veranda, in southern Greece. It blooms every year during the night, usually early in the summer. The flowers are strongly fragrant and stay open only ...
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what type of nettle is this? or thistle?

Northwestern Ohio. These nettles (or maybe thistles?) are growing all over wherever there's partial shade. They grow in bug clumps of individual stalks, the leaves typically pointed a bit upward, long ...
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What is this plant growing in my greenhouse

I have the following plant growing in my greenhouse. Can someone please tell me what it is? I live in Yorkshire, UK.
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Is this a fasciated poppy?

Here's some poppies growing wild near me. They have some unusual petals: is this fasciation? Here's a normal-looking poppy plant next to the first one:
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Please help me identify this plant growing over the fence

I had this hedge cut back 2 months ago, but it is growing back really fast. Do you know what it is? And how I can remove/control it? EDIT: this is in the Cotswolds, UK. Thanks
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What type of holly is this?

These small holly bushes (1-2 feet tall and wide) came with the house, and I'm trying to figure out what species they are. They've got spiny leaves, which look like either a variety of American or ...

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