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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 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 kind of echinacea is that?

I got this echinacea on a flower fair, and I was told this is just “echinacea”. Howerer, I notice it is different than regular Echinacea purpurea: It has double layer of “petals”, and also petals are ...
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What kind of echinacea is this?

I got this echinacea from a small nursery that could not tell me the exact latin and cultivar name of this species, except that they got seeds by a special order from abroad. To their credit, I had ...
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How to differentiate between Albizia and Delonix Regia?

How can I differentiate between Albizia (Mimosa, Silk Tree) and Delonix regia (Flamboyant) when the plant is young? I live in Maui, where Albizia is an invasive species responsible for monocultures, ...
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Identify this caladium?

This is a picture of a small caladium I bought yesterday. Can someone identify what type of caladium it is? Will it survive full sun for at least 8 hours/day? I'm in the Caribbean where the temp's ...
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Plant found on lowland heath in south-east England

I found this on a lowland heath (acid) in south east England. I'm pretty sure it's not native but it was in a very "natural" location. Can anyone identify it?
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How can I help out this cactus?

Unfortunately I don't know the name of this cactus, How do I get rid of these little white things that is like a spider web? she is dying :(
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Desert plant looking like a stone / chunk of dried wood

I have seen both in a market and in a botanic garden a desert (?) plant which looks like a ball (20 cm diameter) of dried wood, with a lot of cracks/grooves, from the middle of which a small trunk (...
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ID pine by cones and seeds

Can anyone ID a pine by its cones and seeds only? I collected some cones for seeds (starting material for bonsai). I know of a little field in the outer regions of Amsterdam, where there are some pine ...
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Mystery plant…blooms like Peace lily but has different leaves

This mystery plant pops up late winter and lasts until summer when the heat knocks it out. I think the blooms look like Peace Lilies. Any ideas?
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Need help naming this plant!

I purchased this plant from a grocery clearance table. It rang up as a fern, but the leaves remind me of some kind of begonia. Any info please? Thank you!
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Trying to identify this flower or weed

This came up in my lily patch. Originally it looked like a bud but never bloomed and now it has a pink center and these grass-like (petals?). I don't know what it is or if it's just part of the lily ...
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What seed is this? Oak?

I had this seed for a long time in my kitchen in a dry container. I decided to see if I could just plant it in a pot. When I was inspecting it I sensed that the outer shell was now easily breakable. ...
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Anyone know what this is? Should I pull it?

Can someone please tell me what this is? I dont know if i should pull it or leave it. I have 4 popping up in my garden.
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What is this bush/tree?

I was wondering if anyone would be able to help us identifying this large bush on our backyard, possibly something planted by previous owners. I was thinking of some kind of a hydrangea, but I'm far ...
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What's this “climbing” plant with small yellow flowers?

The plant has a small yellow flower. The flowers look similar (seems there is no male/female). I was thinking it is cucumber but it seems it's not! The weather where this plant is growing is very hot ...
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Identify this plant please (western Europe)

This plant has started to grow in my garden (in Northern France) last fall. I decided to let it live its life, and although I have neither protected nor watered nor taken care of it in any way, it has ...
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Can someone tell me what this 5 petal pink flower is?

5 petal perennial blooms in late May early June in zone 5.
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ID this semi-invasive, large ferny plant?

Can anyone tell me what this plant is? I originally thought it was a "tree fern", but a friend explained to me that if it doesn't have a trunk, it's not a tree fern. I still believe it is some kind of ...
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Cactus identification

I live in a student house where one of my fellow housemates has a cactus. She's incredibly bad in caring for her plants and pretty much doesn't give any attention to them whatsoever. Though, she ...
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What is this feathery reddish/white “weed” that has popped up in a meadow area?

This is another one I've never seen. A meadow mix was seeded in 2 years ago, so it might even be something desirable rather than a weed.
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What is this ground-hugging “weed” with small purple flowers and fleshy stems?

This popped up in an area that we've been converting to native meadow. I've never seen it before. We are in NY State near the beach.
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My nephew is growing a plant for his pre-k class and idk what it is

It’s growing very fast, every couple days that I check on it I see it has grown a few inches.
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Spots on underside of a tomato leaves

What are the white and yellow spots on the underside of tomato leaves? There are plenty of whiteflies around but I cannot see any eggs. These seem to be the immobile pupae but I am not sure about it ...
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What is this plant growing in the middle of my bush?

I have this plant growing in the middle of my bush and I'm wondering what it is. The leaves kind of look like poison ivy but I'm not sure because there's the two leaves at the back of the stem.
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What are these red-brown markings outlining the cells on the underside of this fiddle leaf fig?

While shopping at a large chain retail store, I found a fiddle leaf fig tree with a major price discount. I got excited. I’ve always wanted one. But I was nervous about the reddish-brown color around ...
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Scat identification from northern New Jersey [migrated]

Can you please help me identify what is leaving these piles in my (detached) garage (Northern New Jersey)? In case the photo doesn't do it justice, the scat is in piles, against the exterior walls, ...
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Yellow spots on cactus, brown spines

I have a cactus in which some yellow spots are appearing, some are starting to turn brown even. Then the spines seem to be dark brown on the top and white on the sides. Not sure if that's normal. I ...
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What is this plant and the white stuffs?

This plant is in my front yard from previous owner and now I just pay attention. It has white stuffs all over the places. What is it and is it normal?
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What is this ground cover that looks like tiny cactus

I found this in my front yard probably grew by previous owner. I am in Pacific Northwest. What is this plant? Do they grow larger or stay small like that? How fast do they grow to cover more ground? ...
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Is this Papaver rhoeas or some other papaver?

I have an invasion of this plant in my garden this year: Is this Papaver rhoeas or some other papaver?
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I don't know if this is a shrub or a weed?

Can anyone tell me if this plant is a weed?
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Identify leafy green plant?

Previous owners of the house planted it, and we want to plant more! I live in hardiness zone 6b. Leaves are ~2 feet high and the plant is growing in a south facing bed, but is under partial shade ...
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What is this tree

In southern WV. White blooms on a long stem.
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What kind of Iris is this?

If it actually is an Iris, that is. I had no idea we had this plant and I had subconsciously grouped it under the non-flowering section. Imagine my surprise when it bloomed all of a sudden! After ...
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Does anyone know what is growing in my sweet pea soil?

I am trying to grow my first deck garden (all in pots on my balcony). I am trying to grow sweet peas that I started from seeds that I left in a damp paper towel in a plastic bag for about a week ...
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What kind of brain mushroom is this?

I found this (brain?) mushroom near the wall of a building under the roof. The soil seemed very dry. (Northern Germany presumably)
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Identify this in soil?

These look exactly like white grapes and they’re in the soil. Does anyone know what this is?
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Plant ID - is this Dame's Rocket? pink-purple cluster, long leaves

This plant is growing in the backyard on its own, 1.5 foot tall now, blooming (May-June) now, has pink flowers growing in a bunch or cluster. Leaves thin and long. Faint fragrance is there. It seems ...
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Help me identify this small plant and how to take care of it

Please help me identify this plant. It was a gift and I don't know what plant it is. I want to know what plant it is so that I can take care of it properly. It's starting to brown and some leaves are ...
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Rumex? Burdock? Perennial fast-grower has us stumped in Illinois

I figured this would be an easy ID given the size of the leaves, segmented stem, and such but haven't been able to nail it down. The fence pictured is 5 feet tall.
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Please help identify this plant - we are worried!

We recently moved into a new house, and noticed that this plant has grown up quite quickly. Please could you help us identify what this is as we are quite worried it is something serious such as ...
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Does anyone know what type of plant this is with heart shaped leaves?

this plant is taking over my rock garden and I would like to get rid of it]1
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I'm trying to identify a rose

Color is pale violet pink, petal count 48, fragrance faint, plant has tall canes (untended for many years). The blooms are urn-shaped buds that open into slightly curled back petals. Blooms are medium ...
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Help Identifying This Burdock-Type Plant

I have this kind of wild burdock-type plant that I can't identify... No flowers are yet available. The leaves are big and distinctive, with red spots on the stem bases. A kind of vegetable paper wraps ...
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Help identify this tree, please

Hoping someone could help identify this tree. I'm ignorant on trees but this looks like it has this short main trunk and these long branches that shoot way up high. [![enter image description here][...
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Palm Tree Identification

I was driving past Cheyenne and Coleman and notice what looks like Pineapple Palm Trees on the corner. However, I stopped and looked at the seed and notice that they were smaller and more rounded than ...
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Please help identifying

This appeared from no where, I would love to know what it is Thanks
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Trying to identify several weeds

This climbs and strangles all it touches. What plant is it and how can I remove it?
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Strawberry plant or not? It has jagged toothed leaves. I didn't plant it

Is there a strawberry plant look like with jagged teeth? Not sure where this plant came from, but here it is and the best I can make of it, it's a strawberry plant, but it looks strange. Does anyone ...
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Identify bug in leaves?

Does anyone know what this is? Will soap water kill this? Unlike the mealyworms I’ve seen this on the top part of the leaf. It also doesn’t come off easily; you kinda have to scrape it off. I ...