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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What is this shrub with berries?

This four to five feet tall shrub is growing in Eastern North America USDA zone 4. I thought it looked like dogwood but the leaves have serrations so it's not that. What is this shrub?
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Is this spider as dangerous as it looks?

It is about a little more than an inch (3cm) from tip to tip.
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Will this plant grow in pot?

I was walking through an abandoned parking lot, and saw this plant. It's about 5 feet tall (more or less 150cm). I was thinking of cutting it and placing it in a pot. Considering the plant is already ...
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Can anyone tell me the name of this flower?

I have came across this flower in Turkey Bodrum and I would like to know the name of this flower. Thank you in advance.
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What the heck is this?!? Can’t find its name anywhere?

It’s a very tall plant over 6ft with red hollow stem and large green leaves.
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Help identifying this weird cactus

got this cactus from a roadside seller. Didn't catch the name, and having trouble finding it online. The needles are very flexible and paper-like. Let me know if you have any info!
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Can anyone identify this flowering plant?

This was taken night so the beautiful yellow flowers don’t show too well. It grew a foot just in the last week!
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San Francisco planter

I saw this plant in several San Francisco planters. Can someone please tell me what it is? I'd like to try growing it.
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Carolina reaper leaves turning brownish and veiny

I planted 2 seeds about 3 weeks ago and the plant seemed to grow pretty much okay then the leaves started to turn kinda Brown and now it stopped completely it's growth. They almost have full sun all ...
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Is this Poison Sumac

I am not sure if this is or isn't poison sumac (not sure judging by other questions on here), but could someone help me id this?
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What kind of plant is this small plant?

I recently bought a small plant, but I don't know its name. Does somebody know it? I added pictures of its main characteristics.
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What type of weed is growing in my raised beds?

I have my raised beds full of this weed, from distance if looks like clovers but up close the leaves are more like parsley. It stays at ground level and has no flowers yet. The second pic shows the ...
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Help identifying a bonsai?

I have recently been gifted a bonsai; it's actually from Marks & Spencers in the UK, but frustratingly it doesn't have any kind of information what the species is. The leaves seem a bit darker ...
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What plant is this and how can I keep it alive?

I am hoping to get some help with my succulent. I recently bought a little pot full of a few different types of succulents. It was already looking a little bleak, but one of the succulents seems to be ...
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What type of chili pepper is my plant?

I have a chili plant but I don't know what type it is? Attached below is a pic to help whoever answers this question.
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Is this plant with spikes of pale purple flowers creeping bellflower?

Recently a friend of mine informed me that some lovely flowers we have in our yard, may in fact be creeping bellflower, which (at least where I am) is an invasive species. Now, today while I was doing ...
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August 2019 - Could anyone identify this rose for me please

This rose is from my late mother’s garden. Can anyone identify please? Many thanks, Katy
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What kind of plant is this purple plant?

I took a cutting from someone's houseplant and rooted it and planted it, but I don't know what kind of plant it is. It's doing well outside but I'll move it inside when cold weather hits. The leaves ...
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What kind of bushy plant is this?

I found this bushy plant while walking through an urban area in New England. The majority of its branches were brown, except for the very tips which had a bright red color. It didn't have any flowers, ...
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What Kind of Pepper Plant is This?

My neighbor was growing this on her deck. She thought they were mini sweet bell peppers, but it turns out they're hot. I tried one, and to me it was very similar in taste to a jalapeno, with a bit ...
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What is this plant? Is it edible? Poisonous? Thank you

I was in my garden when I noticed a weed that I’d never seen before. I looked on the internet and maybe it’s a nightshade??? The inside of the fruit had lots of tiny seeds that reminded me of ...
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What are these very saturated-purple flowers?

I found these flowers in Saint-Petersburg, Russia in the end of July, growing near a house, apparently planted by someone along with lots of other flowers. These look very saturated purple: my phone ...
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Hosta-devouring weeds

A hosta in my yard has been overrun and, apparently, devoured by a weed. What is it?
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Unknown tree in my back yard

This thing is growing at the edge of my back yard. What is it? (It has a sort of leathery looking bark, if it matters.)
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What is this tree with corky wings on the branches

This tree is located in an urban park in USDA zone 3a with winter temperatures to -40 deg Celsius. It has a trunk about six inches in diameter and is about thirty feet tall. In the winter I mistakenly ...
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Please ID leafy vine

I saw this attractive climber in Cambridgeshire, England. Can anyone reveal what it is?
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Please ID deep green fuzzy-leafed shrub

I've seen this one several times and I like it, but have no idea what it is called. It grows in northern California. Please advise!
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What is this presumably parasitic plant in an Oak Hickory forest in Eastern Long Island, New York?

This small, skinny, plant was found at the Eastern end of Long Island, New York, USA. It was in an Oak Hickory forest. I believe it's parasitic, meaning it has no chlorophyll and requires a host to ...
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What is this Euphorbia succulent?

I bought this plant a while ago. The shop assistant wasn’t sure what it was, there was only one left, and all I got is that it’s a succulent. It’s not doing great, and I hope knowing what it is could ...
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What sort of tree

We have acquired a very sick tree due to lack of water, but it is now recovering and has new growth. Unfortunately we have no idea what it is and internet research has revealed little. Can anyone ...
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Weed in Massachusetts: underground roots, skunky smell when bruised

We've had our house for a couple of decades, and every time I neglect the back yard (more often than I should) this weed pops up all over the place: It has a skunky smell when bruised, grows from a ...
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Help to ID a bush / mini tree - we think it's euonymus japonicus

Does anyone have any idea on this please? It's in a large pot, evergreen, completely exposed (1st floor outside ledge, storms, very high wind, 10hrs+ direct sun, winter, summer, etc). It's been docile ...
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Cactus id (Polaskia?)

I have a cactus here (9 cm tall), and I think it is Polaskia chichipe, however it might be P. chende as well. I don't know how to tell difference. It might as well not be Polaskia at all. Can someone ...
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What are these red flowers and green plants?

I am in Pacific Northwest. It is end of July. These are blooming and look beautiful. I want to know what they are. Usually this time of the year, no more flowers. I believe #1 is nasturtium? #3 is ...
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What tree is this with reddish body?

I live in Pacific Northwest and this tree is in our backyard Here is the photo of its leaves Do you know what tree is it? It doesn't look that nice. It's not evergreen and quite trashy in the ...
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Seed identification

wondered if you could help me identify those seeds i received (the delivery number has no matches within my eBay orders) I tried uploading this picture and image search via google but nothing there. ...
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Why does this chili pod have spikes?

I got some hot pepper seeds off the internet earlier this year and managed to get a couple of plants to fruit. The two plant that I've kept were supposed to be scotch bonnets and lemon drop peppers. ...
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Can I keep this (Celosia) plant outside?

(Note: I'll update the title if possible when I know what plant this actually is) I have a plant outside but I'm starting to wonder if that's the best idea as they are starting to grow/survive in ...
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What is this fiery-red succulent?

I purchased this guy about three weeks back but couldn't ID it. What is it called and how do I best care for it?
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What is this purplish-pink succulent?

I have this nice purplish-pink succulent that I potted up into a dark-soiled, well-drained medium in a black pot about two weeks ago. I purchased this from a market that never specified its name. Does ...
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What is this cabbage-like succulent?

I've seen this beautiful specimen online once before while browsing interesting-looking plants, but have forgotten its name. This one I purchased about three weeks back. What is its name and how do ...
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Is this actually a cucumber plant?

I purchased and planted this plant about 2 months ago from Walmart, where it was labeled as some kind of cucumber (can't remember the exact variety). It has large, broad leaves like a cucumber plant, ...
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Help Identifiing This Bonsai

So today was my 12yr anniversary at work. The owner of the company knew I was looking to try my hand at growing a bonsai. So when I came into the office this morning this guy was on my desk. He didn'...
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Can anyone identify this plant/weed in Northern Indiana

This one here is about 4-5 feet tall they are about 1/8" to 1/4" from top to bottom in Northern Indiana
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What is this weed whose leaves fold in at night?

Can anyone tell me what this weed is? It's about two feet tall now and the leaves fold in like insect wings at night.
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What is this plant that is like 6 inches in height and fresh in the last 2 months?

I had planted a couple of seeds a few months ago. One of them was tomato and I see a tomato plant. The other one, I can't remember and it has grown to be this. Can you please let me know what plant ...
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What is this plant with two kinds of leaves?

Height 180 cm or 6t, still growing. I thought it was another plant and therefore let it grow in spring, zone 7a in Europe. I did not notice another specimen, so I hope not invasive. Could it be a ...
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Fungus issue on unknown ornamental tree

Just recently bought the house in the middle Tennessee area and as going through the bed in front of the house, I noticed what I believe is fungus on the trunk that is stripping the bark from the ...
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Spindly shrub in Pacific Northwest with green and purple leaves

Trying to figure out what this tall shrub is in the front yard. Any ideas? It looks like it probably needs pruning, but I want to figure out what it is before cleaning it up.
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Identify Bush with large leaves in Pacific North West

Bush is about 5 feet high. This is in PNW (Washington state). We haven't been here long enough to see if it flowers or if there's any other specific characteristics that are useful for identification. ...