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 fruit tree that looks like lime and orange?

Can't remember what these are. They are no limes. They have a sweet sour taste. You can peel them and eat them, they are so good. Around December they turn yellowish orange color. Not oranges. Any ...
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Succulent with green/red leaves, small and multiple pink flowers, identification

I've already asked here but the none of the answer were correct and the picture I uploaded was without the flowers. It likes partial sun/bright shade. Does anyone know what succulent is this?
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Possible weed identification

Good evening, This spring/summer, a plant emerged, and I'm not sure if it's a weed or not. It's grown about 3ft this year, and there are a few of the same plant within a radius of about a metre. If it'...
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trying to identify something that just popped up.?

Many brackets of 7 thin serrated leaves. has scent
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Anyone know what plant this is? (pink flowers, stalks)

This plant is growing in my flowerbeds out front of my house. I haven't been at the house as it's a second home, but I'm not sure what this is. Honestly, I don't even know if it's really a plant/...
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Vine identification

This germinated out of nowhere. Is this a squash or pumpkin plant? "access_token must be set" when trying to upload photo?
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Desert tree identification

This tree is growing in my yard in Phoenix. It's leaves are turning a bit brown; the same seems to be happening to a similar kind of tree a few doors down. What is the name of this plant?
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Desert bush identification

These bushes are growing in my yard in Phoenix. They used to flower beautifully in red or dark orange but lately the leaves have gone brown. What is the name of this plant?
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Please, could You help me identify this plant?

It's quite a hardy plant with thick leaves that was in my home for a couple of years and it's growing like crazy. It grows small roots on its stems as You can see on the pictures and takes root in ...
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Usual plant Qs: what, how, when etc

What plant is this? How do I care for it? Placement, watering, feeding, pruning... I was given this plant when somebody left the country. It seems happy enough. As you can see it's gone native! But ...
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Can you identify this mystery plant? possibly mint?

I got this creeping plant the other day on clearance at a local walmart under the pretense that it was part of the mint family. It smells minty but it has no identification on it. I was hoping that ...
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Is this plant a Crassula Ovata or a Portulacaria Afra?

:) What plant is this? I tried to compare it to both the Crassula and the Portulacaria but I think it has a bit of both. Also, the pot is of oval shape, is it necessary to have it? or can I switch to ...
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What is this short plant with spiky leaves and yellow flowers that turn orange/red?

Located near Chicago, IL, USA This plant started growing around July and a month later produced some yellow flowers. It seems that the flowers turn orange when they are dying. It is about 1 foot tall. ...
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What is this tall (2-3m) plant with yellow flowers blooming in August?

Located near Chicago, IL, USA It started growing in the spring. It has grown 2-3 meters and recently (August) produced small yellow flowers. I checked the suggested similar questions but did not see ...
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Pest identification

I'm dealing with an infestation in many of my plants, and it seems to be different things. Generally my plants are very happy, but every once in a while one of them just rapidly detoriates, with ...
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Identification Can anyone advise on care of this plant?

Just purchased this perennial, but it did not have any information with it. My plant identifier states it is Carpet Bee Balm, but because of the red leaves I am unsure. Anyone any other ideas?
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What is this bean-shaped thing growing on my aloe?

I have a miniature aloe and while it's been normal for it to flower once or twice a year, this time something new appeared on the stalk: B is what grows normally, A is this weird bean-shaped thing ...
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Please ID a weird vine, a pseudo hybrid of these two varieties

I met a lady that had a vine similar to a variegated pothos or a philodendron, with very fat and succulent heart-shaped leaves, about 4-5 millimetres thickness, 4"/10cm long, hanging on water-...
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2.5m / 8 foot tall parsley?

This 2.5m tall plant (southern Canadian Rockies) looks similar to parsley: and the seeds taste similar, but I can't find any mention of such a tall variety.
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What is this unusual flowering vine?

What is this vine? It's located in Atlanta, GA. It has been flowering for the past several months. The photos were taken in late August, 2020. The flowers on this vine seem to be particularly ...
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Name of this plant with long and thin leaves; grows from a bulb

Can anyone please tell me what kind of plant this is? It has long and thin leaves and grows from a bulb. It looks like it's in the resting phase.
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what is this plant in my Los Angeles backyard?

What is this plant? context: Los Angeles backyard
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Why are there brown spots developing on my Coral Cactus?

I have had my Coral Cactus for approx 4 years. Noticed brown spots developing on the fan part of cactus..never noticed this before. I am wondering what is the cause and what I can do to fix it
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What are these bugs infesting my jade plant and what to do about them?

I started putting my jade plant outside (fire escape) every morning because I live in an apartment and was trying to maximize sunlight. But then I noticed my jade plants were shriveling and turning ...
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Why is my “Alocasia amazonia” leaf yellowing and drooping?

Got the plant a week ago in a pot with 4 other plants. I propagated them all into one individual pot each. Suddenly, one of the leaves on one of the plants broke and the leaf starts yellowing. The ...
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Anyone know what kind of pepper plant this is?

The pepper starts out green, then turns purple.
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Keeping aphids away from my Chamomile once they've found it

I've had good success with the Chamomile I planted in a 2 foot long windowbox and I had no pest issues before we started getting a lot of rain. I was treating them with neem oil diluted in water (1 ...
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turf problems and turf recovery

I live in portugal, and after Summer holidays I found the lawn infested with the grass in the photo. the lawn have a lot of sunny, watered during the night, and the terrain is sandy. I have about 50% ...
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What is this extension of my Mango Tree? Is it weed or is it helpful for it?

My 3 year old Mango Tree has some kind of extension on it. What is it? Should I remove it or let it stay?
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Help identifying weed in lawn

I've got this weed that started in the far corner of my lawn, and is making its way into the middle of the yard. It's the heart-shaped plant in the picture below. I'm in the Boston area. I appreciate ...
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What could this little plant be?

I noticed this tiny plant growing in the pots where a tomato and a squash are growing. A few days ago I found this same plant growing in a pot where I'm growing lettuce. This makes me doubt if the ...
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Identifying green prickly branches plant

I am interested to know which plant(s) that is. The one with long branch falling on the ground. Its branches are prickly. The flower, I discovered that two days ago, are white with small orange dots (...
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What type of mint do I have?

I just received this mint plant but I do not know what type of mint it is. To me it smells like a light earthy mint and the stem looks purplish. The biggest leaves are 2.5" in length and the ...
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What kind of cabbage is this?

This sprouted without us planting it. What is it? Leaves do not taste very much.
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can anyone identify this plant please?

Can anyone tell me what the potted plant is, circled on the right? Thanks in advance
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What is this monster plant with green leaves and thick red stem?

I suspect this is a weed of some type. The stem is similar to poke weed (but thicker), and does not have the same leave shape or small flowers. I want to pull it out of my garden, but I am interested ...
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Need help identifying this plant, not sure what it is

Can someone help me identify this plant? Overall size is 2ft (60cm) and leaves are about 4 inches (10cm).
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What is this tall plant or weed? (with photos)

What is this plant / weed? [see photos below] It's about 6+ feet tall now, though I'm guessing most people don't let them grow this tall. This is growing currently (August, 2020) in northwest Ohio.
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What is this plant / weed? (with photos)

What is this plant? It's about 6 feet tall now, though I assume most people don't let them grow this big. This is growing currently (early August) in northwest Ohio.
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What kind of succulent is my plant here?

I got this about one and a half years ago. It used to have about 6 wider leaves lower down, but they fell off one by one over the months, and now it's grown these three cute little branches of little ...
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Help identify this unknown seedling please

I'm not familiar with this plant and want to know so i can decide if it lives or not (mostly based on safety of my dogs) i was thinking hibiscus but someone else suggested a type of mulberry, it gets ...
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I am trying to identify a hot pepper plant in my garden

I got a bag with a variety of hot pepper seeds. I cannot identify this one type that is growing in my garden. The peppers are growing upwards and are a bulbous green right now. I need to know what ...
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White very small worms in the saucer water after watering from bottom

After I watered one of the plants using a saucer I found white worms swimming in the water. I could not identify them and I am looking for help to figure out if this is potentially harmful to my ...
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What is this concrete structure we unearthed in our backyard?

While working on a backyard project, we found a concrete structure that had been buried beneath a few feet of dirt. It seems to be mostly constructed of concrete and some large rocks. While digging ...
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Identifying unusual wild raspberry plants?

I am located in Southwestern Pennsylvania and I know wild black raspberries are native to me and the surrounding counties. The plants are randomly growing in patches throughout the woods on my ...
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Can anyone tell me what kind plant this is. The flowers are light pink

I live in Bossier City Louisiana. I haven't found this plant anywhere else in my neighborhood.
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Please identify this pale green weed

It's an annual, growing to about 10-20 cm. It does not seem to flower, unless some of the pale green growths are petals and not leaves; but it does spread. It is easily killed with a hoe, unless it's ...
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Identifying plant species (cactus)

I would be grateful if someone could help me with identifying this cacti I bought. I did some research and concluded it could be Pilosocereus chrysostele. But I am not really sure as there are some ...
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Identify tree with bright magenta flowers and grayish leaves

Blooms around May in the Pacific Northwest.
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Apple tree - Is this a disease?

Started noticing this from last summer(December, NZ) and now getting bigger. Had a good harvest last season, but, getting worried :( any information on what it is and whether to treat it or not will ...

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