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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 ...

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How do you go about identifying cypresses?

I'm living in the UK and recently gained an intrest for trees, the broad leafed trees are not that bad, but when it comes to the cypresses I still have no idea. I'm also pretty bad at some of the ...
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Plant ID - Small Evergreen?

I acquired a plant that needs identifying. I would like to know how to care for it. Care instructions would be nice too, but I can find those if I knew the plant name. It is: 10 in (25 cm) tall ...
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What plant is this and how can I grow a cutting?

Hello. Does anyone know what plant this is and how I can grow a cutting? It's tall, breast height if I remember correctly, with wide leaves maybe 20-30 cm in diameter.
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What is this flowering tree/shrub with red flowers?

Does anyone know what the name of this plant is? It was about 6 feet tall but I thought it died so I cut it down and it has since regrown out of the stump that was left. It has very wide leaves on it. ...
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What kind of tree is this with light bark, small leaves, and purple flowers?

I'd like to buy a tree like this one. Any idea what it's called? This picture was taken near Boise, Idaho, USA near the end of July.
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How to identify emergent Eau de cologne mint flowering stem?

How to identify an emerging flowering stem and prune it before it bolts? I am new to growing, I had seen pictures of already flowered mints. I googled and read and decided perhaps it is a good ...
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Is this a kind of wild mint?

Flower and smell of this invasive plant is like mint but the leaves are different- can anyone suggest the plant name?
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What is this dry flower?

It is hard to identify a dry/died plant. It looks like from Asteraceae family. But don't let me mislead you. It should be from North America.
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What is this house plant (looks a bit like rocket salad, but succulent)?

I got this plant from a colleague couple of years ago and she said she didn't know how it was called, supposedly "stag horns" or something, but it's definitely not stag horn fern. It can grow really ...
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Trying to find a plant in SC

Help! I'm trying to find a plant that I only remember from childhood. It was in SC, i remember it was soon after frost because I was eating persimmons. The plant I'm looking for smelled very much like ...
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Does anyone know the name of this purple flower?

I got this flower from a small bouquet and dried it, but I don't know the name and google hasn't been usefull yet. Does someone recognize it? Thanks in advance. I have another picture of the plant, ...
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Anyone know what this plant/algae is?

I’m making a self sustaining ecosystem which has both a terrestrial part with plants and bugs, and a water part with some pond water. I’ve had it for a few months, and then this started popping up ...
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Is this some viral / disease on my plant?

I planted this 4 weeks ago and now I see that the plan developed a couple of these spots as you can see in the picture.
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Plant ID Needed - making my dog sick!

Does anyone know what kind of plant this is in the photos? My dog keeps eating the leaves, and it makes him sick.
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Is this a tomato plant?

I personally never grow tomatoes. I'm collecting some seedlings that grow wildly from tomatoes that people throwed outside. I couldn't figure out whether that small plant on the right is a tomato or ...
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What species of tree is this?

Can someone tell me what species of tree this is? I found it growing in a garden in Southern Sweden. It had long, thin twigs hanging from the branches, at the end of which were attached seed pods. ...
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What's the name of this plant [closed]

DID ANYONE KNOW THE NAME OF THIS LEAVES FROM THIS SKETCH?
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Please identify this flowering shrub with white bell flowers

This shrub was flowering in October in Exeter, UK. On the University campus which has collections of exotic species.
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What flower is this with long numerous white and purple petals?

Can someone please help me to identify this lovely flower. Thank you
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succulent identification :)

I've been trying to identify this succulent i got a while back so I could know how to propogate it but I can't find similar ones on google :( It's flat-ish with very plump leaves (that have tips) can ...
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What is the name of this flower

I had this flowers a few years ago but I don't know what it is called so I don't know how to look for it now. Can anyone help identifying it. This is the only photo I have
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What kind of plant is this ?

It looks like baby tears to me and the vague label said succulent on it.
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Weed identification: will this spiky vine with bulbs kill a future flower garden?

I bought a house a few months ago (zone 9a). It has a large (12'x25') flower bed that was badly overgrown. My house is 'U' shaped and this is inside the 'U', so it gets full sun for about 40% of the ...
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I need help identifying this plant

Can someone identify this plant. I was told that it blooms but I have no idea what kind of flowers.
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What is the name of this tree in our backyard?

These trees are in my backyard in New Jersey. Can you tell me the name of the tree that is highlighted?
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Identify tree with gray ridged bark and large cordate leaves

The leaves are big and the stem is thin
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Young cactus identification

I bought another small cactus today, the sellers in the store were not sure what species it is. My guess is that it is from the genus Pilocereus, but it is a wild guess. The height is about 7-8 cm (3 ...
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Is this a Mockernut Hickory (Carya tomentosa)?

These 6 pictures are all from the same small tree. I think it must be a Hickory and probably a Mockernut Hickory (Carya tomentosa). It hasn't borne flowers yet and therefore no fruit. A chipmunk or ...
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I need help getting ridding of this weed in my flower garden [closed]

Can someone identify this weed and tell me how to stop it from coming back?
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need to identify a perennial that has black arrowhead shape on leaves?

I have a perennial plant that has dark brown arrowhead shape on green leaves, in the fall long tiny red seed heads. What is it?
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Strange plant or weed? [closed]

This decided to grow in with my Christmas cactus! What is it? I have had the cactus for years. Needed to add potting soil to it, and I think that's where this came from.
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What plant is this seed of?

I live in NY Long island and of course it's fall season
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Dirt mound in backyard

I see several dirt mounds in my backyard. These are usually around 6 inches in diameter with no obvious hole caused by an animal. Can you please help me identify what is causing it and also how to ...
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Identify plant?

Can anyone help me identify this plant. Someone told me In passing that it needs to be pruned back every Fall, but I’d like to read up on the specifics first. Thanks for your help!
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What is this large leafed tree?

We found this tree in Southern Illinois a few miles from the Kentucky line. Can you identify this large-leafed tree? Here's a photo of the tree and of a dried leaf.
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Help identifying two unique house plants

I was gifted two very unique houseplants and have no idea what they are or how to care for them. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!! 1 is very woody stemed plant with both dark green, ...
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What kind of cactus is this?

I just bought this plant but I am now realizing that I have no idea what it is, so looking up care tips is much more difficult than anticipated. Would you be able to help me identify it?
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Does anyone know what flower this is

I’ve been trying to figure out what this flowers called it kind of reminds me of a fly trap if anyone knows please let me know
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Identification of a shrub

white variegated leaves Fall blooms of crimson red dainty flowers Currently in Zone 6
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What is the eucalyptus-like tree?

The white peeling bark looks like eucalytpous, but the leaves look like Lophostemon confertus (Brisbane box). Found in urban setting in Inglewood, California. Thanks
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I was wondering what species of tree this was, I need to know for my studies and curiosity

I need to know the species of this tree as I am studying at college and need to be able to recognise trees, and I guess the trees near me would be a good start. The leaves are elliptical, serrate and ...
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What is this mass of ground cover with rose-pink “bead” head flowers

I have this ground cover plant all over my mostly shady back yard. It is tiny, flat, close to the ground with dark green pointy leaves and a little taller stem with rosy pink "bead" flowers on top. I ...
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What is this plant with pink and yellow flowers?

This is a potted plant but the people who handle it cannot tell me what it is specifically. This is in southern California, US.
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What is this shrub growing in my back yard?

I live in Hutto, Texas. This shrub started very small and even though I cut it back, it continues to grow and grow. It also self propagates. It has feathery growths on the ends of the stems which fly ...
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Is this a quince and safe to eat?

I took a picture of a fruit and its branch today. The fruit is yellow and appears to be similar to a quince.
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What kind of cactus is this and why are these black bumps forming on it?

Little burnt-looking bumps have been popping up on this cactus and I'm not too sure what to do about it. Can you help me figure it out?
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Identifying and Propagating Roadside Tree

Can anyone please tell me what species this is and how to take a cutting and propagate it? I have a love of strong wild and roadside plants that aren't sensitive and prone to death like so many ...
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Help identifying a cactus

I got this cactus as a gift. Can somebody please identify what it is? Thank you.
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What is this purple wildflower?

Any ideas on what this purple flower might be? We are located in south-east Wisconsin. I'm fairly certain that I self-seeded these in the large container that they are growing in. Edit: Added photos ...
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Is this a weed? Colorado foothills… very tough

Little flowers sawtooth round leaves. Ex may have planted this... makes ne think of Grecian Windflowers ... but this is fall and they have just come up in the last month! Flowers are in bud stage. ...