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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Ficus bonsai dropping leaves and white powder

So I bought a ficus microcarpa bonsai from the store 2 month ago and I noticed a problem since then, some leaves turn partially brown and fall while it's still wet not dry, some new growth also falls ...
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Ornamental climber or similar with distinctive pods

Some friends have recently taken on a new property in South-East England which includes, among other things, a greenhouse in poor condition filled mostly by a mature and well-trained vine. Another ...
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Dragon tree disease - need help identifying

Last week my dragon tree after 3 years of non-issues started showing some signs of damage, can someone help me identify what it might be?
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Why does my jacaranda tree have no leaves falling off?

In my city, there are many jacaranda trees, but they bloom little, in late summer, and their leaves do not fall in winter. Why?!!! It may not be a jacaranda, but its leaves, flowers, and seeds look ...
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Please identify this green jello organism

I live in Okinawa, where the climate is sub-tropical, somewhat like Hawaii or Florida. The green jelly stuff shown below is fairly common in my neighborhood, and has recently started to appear in my ...
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Plant identification & Regrow from cutting

What is the name of this plant? And how we can Regrow it from cutting? If we cut a branch and sow it in soil, would it grow properly?
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What is this tree growing in my dad's backyard?

This is in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. There are a few of these with green and purple leaves up top that are about 4 feet tall at the moment. There are a few scattered around that are in different ...
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Tree with strange looking, grey-brown 10cm seed capsules

while hiking in Central Europe the other day, I encountered a small tree having really odd looking seeds. These are about 10 cm long and contain two seeds. The outside feels a little bit like a short ...
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Adopted houseplant, need help with identification and care instructions

I adopted this plant (see image below), but I don't know the name or how to care for it. I live in Dublin with limited sunlight but I have the plant by the window to give it the most amount of direct ...
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Help Identifying my cactus

He seems to grow with others, has white areoles with tiny, but harmless spikes. He's around 2-3 inches tall, but is getting a little bigger every few months. I have closer up pictures, but they won't ...
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Mysterious anthurium disease…

My friend has just acquired this beautiful Anthurium wendlingeri for me! Sadly it had some scales and mealy bugs, which I’ve already washed off… but there is also this very strange damage: What kind ...
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What type of tree is this? It is approximately 12 feet tall

Can anyone tell me what type of tree this is? It is approximately 12 feet tall and has small round berries.
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Are these Crinum bulbs?

A large cluster of leaves, several feet in diameter and almost as high as it is wide, grows in a public garden near my house. It has flowered in mid to late summer. I managed to identify the plant ...
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Identify the tree from the roots

I have a ficus, jacaranda, sago palm, and Japanese pine nearby. Which tree or trees do these roots come from?
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Can someone help me identify what is growing out of my Aloe plant? [duplicate]

My wife asked me to take this Aloe plant into my office since it was doing poorly in our home. It has since been thriving in the office but I noticed this week something bursting from the core of the ...
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What is this brown spot in my cherry leaf?

I have a cherry fruit tree that I don't know the species name, but in my country it's called Japanese Cherry. Some of my cherry's leaves have brown spots, it looks like a fungus but also looks like ...
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Why are some of my tree branches dead

We recently moved into a new house with a garden and this tree in the middle. I don’t know the type of tree - we live in Australia so it could be a native tree or imported. I noticed that the tree has ...
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Identify of Japanese Cherry fruit tree

I bought a cherry fruit tree about a month ago. In my country(Indonesia), that cherry tree called 'ceri jepang' which literally means 'Japanese cherry'. But I searched online and couldn't find the ...
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Lilac disease/fungus diagnosis

I have 5 Syringa meyeri cvs all with leaves curling upwards, in on themselves also. yellow with brown/black edges and spots on the leaves. Is this just drought stress or something more serious. If ...
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What trees are those?

It looks like several intertwined trunks, thin and tall, little branching, seven-pointed leaves. It's a Japanese park, so it's probably Asian.
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Help identifying possible seeds

Does anyone recognize these bugs/seeds? They are tiny, exactly the size and shape of a chia seed, and each one has two white spots. They are all over my rugs.
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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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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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