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 are these fragile green plants with small yellow blooms in Santa Fe?

We are having cold Winter temperatures below 10 °F at night and I find a thick patch of these fragile green plants, some with small yellow blooms, all in a part of the yard that we do not water. ...
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What is this plant with serrated narrow leaves?

I left my fern outside like I do every year. When its leaves fell off this year, an odd plant was growing in with it. Does any one know what this plant is?
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Bermuda grass (I think?) is a muddy mess in the winter time

I live in Knoxville, TN. My back lawn sees a lot of action year-round with two medium-sized dogs. I think much of it is Bermuda grass, since it runs close to the ground, is very thick and soft in ...
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Help with identifying plant (Pink Stem, Green leaves)

As can be seen in the image, the plant has a pink stem, pale green leaves, and grows close to the ground. It is also probably native to the Indian Subcontinent. (I currently live in Southern India.) ...
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Cucumber disease/ pest identification

Can anyone tell me what is happening with this cucumber plant?
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what is the name of this houseplant?

This plant is houseplant , a friend of a friend of mine gave her this plant. without knowing it name so I want really have the good name to help my friend patricia because she is looking for the name ...
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Red Plant Growing in a Brick

This Is growing in a brick in my backyard. Im Not Sure What It Is. Does someone Have An Idea? Is Shaped Like A Small Chinese Tree.
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Need help identifying a new plant/weed? in my garden

this appeared under Norway maple, but nowhere else in my yard. Can't find it on the Internet (yet). Deer/something ate it at first but stopped. I've added a picture of the stem. I think the other ...
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What's this tree with slightly hairy green leaves with white veins and borders?

I got a hold of this tree recently (it was in my backyard when I moved in), and want to find out what specific tree it is so I can make sure my care is appropriate. Click to expand pics: As the first ...
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Can you identify this trailing plant from my old home?

It was an evergreen climber in our front porch back in the 1990s. We never took photos of it directly, but it has been in the background of our photos (so excuse the low quality image). The plant ...
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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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What is the name of this plant that has flowers resembling white filaments?

I came across this flower in Maharashtra, India. I don't have much information about it.
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Small, spikey plant, maybe in the aloe family?

I do not know what this plant is - does anyone have any guesses? :)
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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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What is this aromatic plant with narrow leaves and tiny white flowers that grows about 8' (2.5 m) high?

Found in New York State, zone 7 where it has invaded my herb garden and outgrew it. I was wondering if it would be a useful herb.
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What is this porcupine needle like grass?

Any idea what this grass is which has porcupine needle like strands? Update: Location: Pacific north west Height: ~2-3 inches, Width: ~6-10 inches, I haven't seen any flowers.
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What kind of maple is this?

The zone is 8a, Central Europe. The photo is taken mid-May. The back side is little purplish: Helicopters:
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What is this white, 6 petaled, spike flower?

I found this while hiking a trail passing through an old homestead near Hillsborough, NC. It was abundant in a wooded area. It blooms in April. It is about ten inches tall with a spike flower, grassy ...
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Are these sunchoke insects friend or foe?

I've never seen many insects on my Jerusalem artichokes before but this year they seem to be plentiful. Are they pests? They do seem to be having a good time and there doesn't seem to be any leaf ...
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What's the name of this small, round, light green squash?

This is a small, round, slightly flattened, light green squash. The average size is a bit bigger than a round plum (cirruela in Spanish). It looks quite distinct from Round zucchini but it might be ...
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What species of Sempervivum is this?

I have received these plants hardy to zone 6b, minimum temperatures of -23°C (-9.4°F). I know there are numerous species of Sempervivum that look alike, but I kind of hope somebody knows some details ...
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Herbal Plant identification

This plant is growing in what is supposed to be a herb garden. Can someone help me identify it? Southeaster PA, USA End of April Update: Beginning of June
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Cactus id: Echinopsis aurea?

I have two specimens and I am trying to positively identify them. So far, I am thinking both are varieties of Echinopsis(Lobivia) aurea. I am far from sure though. So, am I any close with my guess? ...
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Whats wrong with my Jasminum Sambac?

Why it's getting sick, and what can I do to prevent this? Is this damaging, like spreading to other plants?
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Should I remove these vines?

Just closed on a home recently and am wondering if this tree is healthy? Should I remove these vines? Any tips on what these vines are and how to properly go about removing them? Also if anyone knows ...
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What variety is my Aloe?

I was given this small Aloe several years ago. It basically never really grew until a few months ago. I find that it needs A LOT of water (I always thought they don't need so much). I do not put it in ...
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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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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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What plant is this? Might be a tree, but still a sapling. No flowers yet

Found this in my backyard, has been growing for 1-2 years.
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What are these white specks on this osteospermum (african daisy)?

This african daisy plant has lots of tiny white "crystals" of varying sizes all over the soil and stem, with some on top of the leaves as well (not as much underneath). It looks a lot like ...
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Can you identify this spider? [UK]

I was clearing out some of my tyre plants. ( A plant literally in a tyre.) and came across this lovely specimin who was on my hand. I'm absolutely petrified of spiders but I have never seen one like ...
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What is this plants with cup like flowers

What is this plants with cup like flowers? Are the cups flowers or something else? EDIT: It bloomed:
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Probably a tupelo, but I would like ID confirmation

The question says it all - alternate single entire leaves with smooth margins, and I tend to believe that the buds should be telling, but I'd like confirmation that it is indeed Nyssa sylvatica:
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Does anyone know which plant this is (5 purple leaves with green border)? {see picture}

I found it on a trek to Pushpagiri mountains in Karnataka, India. These were growing close to the ground in abundance at the mountain peak.
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HELP - What Tree?

Does anyone know what type of tree this is? Located in Leicestershire, UK. Many Thanks, Harry
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Strange plant growing in my pot

A strange plant popped up in my pot. It's about a metre and a half tall, skinny and has yellow green leaves which tastes minty, is serrated. It never flowered but has seeds on it too which also taste ...
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What is this tree and how can I grow a cutting?

What is this fallen tree and how can I grow a cutting? Could I cut a 50-100cm branch end and stick that in the ground with rooting hormone? This is the branch I'm eyeballing to cut, going off upward....
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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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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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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 tree is this(maybe wild tobbaco)?

A friend using a tree identification app, said it could be a wild tobacco tree. We don't know who planted it, and is not a common tree in our place. My location is Cyprus (island in eastern ...
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What is this two-colored flower?

I am concerned that thiis flower may be invasive, can someone idemtify it? Zone is 7.
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Identification of pink flower spike

The pink flower spikes below began blooming here in zone 8 about a week ago. It grows to about a foot. It's a pretty thing.
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What weed or grass is this taking over my St Augustine?

Can anyone help me identify what weed or grass this is that is taking over my St Augustine? Thanks
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What is this PA native shrub?

I purchased this shrub at a PA native plant sale, but I lost the information tag for it and the receipt. What is it?
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Is this a ground cover plant?

What plant is this? It looks eerily similar to a ground cover plant that has purple flowers.
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Does anyone know what plant this is?

I have this plant growing in my garden. I am wondering what plant it is It's not tall. probably like 1-2 inches. The roots are not deep. But it's almost like a creeper.
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Pest identification: white worm/larva?

I’m at my wit’s end. I have a cyclamen that I’ve had about two years now. I keep it next to a spider plant and some succulents—all containered, all indoors. About six months ago I discovered these ...
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Beetle patrolling chilli plant

Could you please help me identify the beetle colony that is patrolling my chilli plant for the last two weeks? I’ve done a quick search using Google and the keywords “beetle” and “chilli” but none ...

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