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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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What is the name of this plant?

I haven’t had luck determining what plant this is. I tried googling by leaf shape, pattern, and color to trying to describe its stem/branch.
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Orange-red flower with extravagant shape

What is this orange-red flower with extravagant shape (width of structure approx. 5-10 cm), encountered on a hot mid-summer day in Central Europe, but perhaps not native to this part of the world?
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Flower with small, intensely blue blooms

What is this flower, with small (diameter approx. 1 cm), intensely blue blooms and as encountered on a hot mid-summer day in Central Europe?
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What is this insect with a funny color pattern?

What is this insect? Does she do any harm?
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What is this cream-yellow flower?

What is this cream-yellow flower?
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What is this plant with red flower and green leaves?

What is this plant with red flower and green leaves?
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Plant with purple blooms that close each night

The depicted plant closes its blooms at night. It has purple, thin, spidery petals, as well as thick, soft, needle-shaped leafs. I obtained it at a handout 2-3 years ago at a botanical garden here in ...
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Is this some kind of banana

Will this flower identify the plant? The plant had a single flower in July. The leaves are like a banana plant I think.
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Tree with long seed pods

Unfortunately where I am Google is blocked so my searching for this tree is somewhat crippled. Found by a staircase to an overpass in the city of Urumqi, with temperatures ranging from -/+ 34 deg ...
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What is this unruly pink-purple flower?

Very funy shape, attractive to wildlife: https://chapollinator.org/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/Lookout_Mountain_1.jpg https://chapollinator.org/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/Garden_Hero_3....
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What is the tall red flower in this photo?

This is supposed to be a pollinator attracting entance: What is the name of the red flower? I have never seen it!
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What is this small brown pill shaped thing? [closed]

These objects recently appeared in my house. They have a hard but very thin brown outer shell with indented circles around the cylindrical direction. The shell is only loosely attached to the ...
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Who is bugging this Deutzia Gracilis?

The depicted Deutzia Gracilis has apparently begun suffering from some kind of invasion. Who is bugging it (probably aphids) and how can this be fought off (preferably without "strong" pesticides)? ...
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What is this plant? Is this basil?

I bought this at the grocery thinking it's basil, but I'm not really sure. Also, there was no label.
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Deltoid shaped succulent leaves

Another succulent found in a greenhouse without a tag in the Gobi desert, though likely originating elsewhere in the world. And with Bamboo's ID, I found an example online of this plant flowering.
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Is this invasive plant, with medium green-colored leaves and serrated edges, a Sweet Joe Pye Weed?

I'm trying to identify if this is a Sweet Joe Pye Weed
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What's this bifurcating succulent found in a greenhouse in the Gobi Desert?

I was invited to a lunch yesterday in the countryside. It turned out to be lunch in a greenhouse full of cacti and succulents. There were some I didn't recognise, and the only tags they had on them ...
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Looking for confirmation: poison ivy or not?

While mucking about in my (new) yard, I found a bunch of plants that I believe are poison ivy (three shiny leaves, aggressively tendriling vines, and the bigger leaves have the little "mitten" ...
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Small cactus from garden center identification

I bought a small cactus from the garden center, but it doesn't say which species it is. Can anyone identify this cactus? For reference I put it next to a coin of about 3 cm (1.2 inch) in diameter. ...
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What plant is this and is it supposed to be indoor?

we have beautiful plant at home, but I suspect that it draws out oxygen from room. Can you help me with identifying this plant and suggest whether it is okay to have it indoor, or whether there is ...
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What plant is this? Large leaves and pink flowers.

Can anyone identify the plant in the attached image. Thank you in advance.
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What kind of gourd is this?

My neighbor is growing this vegetable and forgot what kind of gourd it is. Is it a bottle gourd or a type of butternut squash? And here's the flower:
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Which Soil Fungus Is this?

I've been trying to save the last of the larger peace lilies I got for a while, and it looked like it was taking ok to splitting and pruning the dead sections (earlier issue : rootbound and ...
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What kind of a flower is this? [on hold]

It started out with large green leafs with cream colored spots. Then it got a flower leaf like a calla Lilly with a cream stem. Now the leaves & flower have dried up and there is this cream ...
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Name of this tree?

Can someone identify this tree? The top of the leaf is soft like velvet.
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Help with identifying weird tree

We’ve had 3 or 4 arborists over to the house for tree work over the years and we always make sure to ask if they know what one type of tree is. Each arborist has given us different but wrong answers. ...
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What is this irregular-shaped bluish flower?

What is this irregular-shaped bluish flower? ZONE 7. Half shade.
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What is this 5 petals blue wildflower?

What is this 5 petals blue wildflower? Zone 7
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Snake in my backyard. Dangerous? [migrated]

My gardener found this snake in my backyard today. Just wondering if it's dangerous. My kids play in the area where it was found resting. I estimate it is over a meter in length. The house is in a ...
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what is this pink flower?

I got these flowers from a Home Depot in Pennsylvania. The tag does not mention the name. Can anyone help me identify what kind of flowers these are?
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Big cactus identification and how long does it take?

I found these huge cacti in a garden-center, the two on the right. The largest in the back was over 1.5 m in length! They were a little bit too expensive, so I thought maybe start from seed... What ...
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What plants are these?

I threw a bunch of seeds and fruits over the year to my backyard and now two plants showing up: I am just curious if they are anything valuable before I pull them. I am in Pacific Northwest. Thanks.
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Name of this indoor Plant

I purchased below indoor plant but i forgot the name of theis plant + what is the best watering cycle for it Click photo for full size Image source
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What are these small, round, red berries covered with bumps, on low-growing plants in Upstate New York?

I found these bumpy red berries on low-growing plants growing wild in my lawn. They look kind of like wild strawberries, but they are rounder with more pronounced bumps. Do you have any ideas as to ...
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What is this hairy weed?

I consider this plant weed. But what is it? Zone 7.
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What is this shrub with star-like off-white flowers?

Zone 7. Growing in a neglected area. It looks it needs support, but nevertheless 8 ft high. Habit is just a huge pile of branches and leaves. It looks invasive to me. Didn't notice any bee, didn't ...
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What is this crimson orange flower?

Zone 7, 6ft high, multistem, loved by bees, grows every year anew by itself, fairly good ground competitor, didn't notice any fragrance. Some of the leaves are lobed, majority not.
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Is this apple or some other fruit?

What fruit is this? It looks like apple in its early stage. It even tastes and smells like apple (but sour). It was hanging in bunches in the tree. EDIT: From the comments, I have concluded its crab ...
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What is this seedpod?

While walking in a public garden in the UK Midlands, I came across some pretty, tulip-like foliage (but larger than that of most tulips). From the center there were some dried flower-stalks, with ...
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What is this spaceship-like fruit?

The fruit is around 3in in diameter. Zone 7, private yard.
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What is the name of this trailing plant

Could anyone identify the trailing plant with star shaped leaves in this photo please. And if you could tell what are its ideal conditions to grow
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Flower identification

I was hoping someone might be able to help me identify this flower please. I have tried some identification websites, but I've not been able to find anything that matched perfectly. I don't have many ...
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Identify plant with white flowers and prickly fruit

I have a certain plant in my garden, but I didn't plant it. It has white flowers, and is bearing some kind of prickly fruits. Can someone tell me which plant this might be? Thanks a lot! Picture 1 ...
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Identifying Smaller Tree

Can anyone help me identify this tree and tell me exactly how much water I need to give it? I leave it out under direct sunlight, as it was when I bought it. (Shop staff had absolutely no idea what ...
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Identifying Small Tree

Can anyone help me identify this tree and tell me exactly how much water I need to give it? I leave it out under direct sunlight, as it was when I bought it. (Shop staff had absolutely no idea what ...
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Mint questions: identification resources, survival of cuttings, and safety

I received two unidentified types of mints and for some time have been wondering what they are. I included pictures of them below, but I also would like to learn to identify the different varieties ...
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What is this succulent's name?

I bought this from theheartcompany at metrotown. But i do not know the name of it, any answers?
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Is this tree perhaps a mespilus?

Fruit is 1 inch diameter. Public area, zone 7. Very showy. Bark as if exfoliating, in a beautiful way. Fruit partially falling. It looks mature, at least 20 years old. 20-25 ft high.
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Help me identify this plant that has taken over an abandoned garden

They've taken over an abandoned garden nearby and look positively alien to me. I've never seen a plant grow this kind of flowers or... fruits, since they look like fruits. Could anyone help me ...
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What is this tree with red seeds in france

On a field trip in Strasbourg france I noticed this tree. What is it?