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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Conifer identification

In Taiwan in winter. This is the only unpruned specimen. fairly commonly grown. The leaf-tips curve upwards. I now think it is likely to be Thuja chinensis possibly 'Globosa'. 3]3 .imgur.com/cmDz0....
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black nightshade plant

Can you please confirm: This is Black-night-shade berries? This is an edible? Perennial or annual plant for Zone 9b (N.California) Best practice/time to propagate them (using the ripe berries) ...
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could you identify this bromeliad?

If been told that this is an Amaryllis but I'm very doubtful. Thanks to the clue given by @GardenGems I have finally narrowed it down to bromeliads It has a baby that looks slightly different ...
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Uk plant (probably weed) identification

found this growing in a hanging basket we thought was empty. Any thoughts?
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Can you please help identify this plant

The plant I am referring to is the thin dangling plant. It seems to be growing well, but I have no idea what it is.
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Can't identify my plant

I planted a seed 2-3 weeks ago from a fruit (or possibly a vegetable) and now I have completely forgot what it was. Unfortunately I did not put a note on the pot. What could it be? My first guess was ...
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Wondering what type of plant this is

I recently bought this plant and really like it, but I don’t know what it is called. I want to make sure I am able to take good care of it.
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Identify, is it a xGasteraloe, a Haworthia, a Tulistia, or something else?

I nursed this unknown plant with no roots and black spot to a nicely growing plant with many offsets & flowers coming on. I will have a better idea once I get to see the flower. But, what do you ...
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What kind of beetle is this?

I found this guy climbing around my baby aloes today. I have no interest in killing it. I just want to identify it. In the very bottom of the photo is a brownish/reddish blob with a crater of ...
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What is this Prickly Plant Sending Out Runners

I'm clearing some bushes out my backyard and found these awful prickly plants. They look to be part of a bigger plant that isn't prickly and have sent runners out all over. I'm trying to id them so I ...
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What is this hanging plant with variegated leaves?

I won this plant and hanging basket at a local dance club, I was so swept up in the excitement of winning I forgot to ask what it’s called. So what have I got and how should I care for it?
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Lotus-like succulent. What plant is this?

The plant is very small and looks similar to one I have that is quite bigger compared to this little fella. Is this Echeveria? What is the care and soil needs for this plant? Both the plants are in 4" ...
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What is this red football shaped fruit?

We encountered this fruit in a garden in Los Angeles. It was on a bush. We opened a small one and it had a soft but solid interior, with no obvious seeds or pits, but again, the one we opened was ...
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Not sure what this plant is… Anyone?

It has reddish green leaves.. And long stems that protrude above the leaf area with little seeds or flower buds on the end.. It pretty much looks like this year round in a northern climate (Indiana) ...
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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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What type of chilli plant is this?

A friend gave me some seeds from a chilli which have now produced some fruit. I would like to know what type it is. He thinks it might be "bhut jolokia" or "carolina reaper" but is not sure. After ...
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How to differentiate between Portulacaria Afra and Crassula Ovata?

The answers to this question have two different answers. Someone believes here it is Crassula, most probably Crassula Ovata ("jade" plant). But the other answer claims this is Portulacaria Afra a.k.a....
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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?
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New Zealand weed with strong central stalk, narrow blade-like leaves, no flowers

Our garden in Christchurch New Zealand has been invaded this summer by what I have in my profound ignorance named stalky things. These weeds have a single, strong central stalk. No hint of flowers has ...
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what is this flowering succulent type plant?

The leaves feel little plump and watery. Is this succulent? How do I care for it?
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What is this tiny hitchhiker weed, and how can I kill it?

Can anyone identify this small, sticky weed? The tips stick by the hundreds to shoes, socks, pets, or anything that goes through it. My back yard got a small patch of it about a year or two ago, and ...
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Need help identifying sprouts from random seeds

I casually put some vegetable/fruit seeds on some cups but I wasn’t able to keep track which was which. Are these eggplants?
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What to do with this Bromeliad?

What to do? I was given this Bromeliad, two links above. Please see what looks like white dust. A neighbor had quite a few plants on her porch, she gave me most of them because she didn't want to have ...
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Neem Tree Identification

I have this Neem tree and was told that they are gender specific. I have tried looking on the internet to no avail. Is there an easy way to identify the gender of a Neem tree?
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Identify Bush with large leaves in Pacific North West

Bush is about 5 feet high. This is in PNW (Washington state). We haven't been here long enough to see if it flowers or if there's any other specific characteristics that are useful for identification. ...
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Is this a Muehlenbeckia?

I got this as a gift a few years back, and I am still unsure of its name. It has darker green leaves which are purple on the underside and shaped into a point. It has no thorns. It is very frail, ...
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What is this 3cm green caterpillar from northern California?

We have a number of these caterpillars in the yard. They are about 3 cm long. This is on the peninsula south of San Francisco, CA, USA. I initially thought of geometer moths but it seems to have ...
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What is the name of this Florida shrub?

We thought it was a Petticoat bush but can’t find that anywhere. It has: Orbicular Detate Cordate rounded alternate pinnately veined leaves 😃
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Help with identifying houseplants

My girlfriend recently purchased a couple of new houseplants for our home. When she got them home, however, we realised that neither plant included a label to identify it. My best guess currently (...
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is this a Begonia Albopicta var. Rosea??? aka Begonia “Tamaya”?

Is this plant a hybrid begonia? Yes How can a wax begonia make a cane begonia that then makes a wax begonia? I have managed to get viable seeds from this angle wing, Which have germinated and made a ...
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What is this unidentified garden plant? Weed or shrub?

Its growing near many roses and hydrangeas in front of a house we just bought. But no flowers or berries as long as I have observed last couple month's. Location-wise it seems to be intentionally ...
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What kind of (acacia) tree is this?

It's some sort of acacia, but I am not sure which. Nilotica? https://photos.app.goo.gl/4N4fXk4aMpZPWMUo6
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What Kind of Pepper Plant is This?

My neighbor was growing this on her deck. She thought they were mini sweet bell peppers, but it turns out they're hot. I tried one, and to me it was very similar in taste to a jalapeno, with a bit ...
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Plant with serrated leaves and orange-red five-petalled flowers?

I have this in my garden in India. The flowers will form seeds in 2-3 days mostly. I wanted to know what is its name. The flowers are small and are having somewhat orange color
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Identify potted plant

We have this potted plant indoors that we bought in a garden shop about a year ago. It is now getting sick, so I am trying to research how to treat it. However, first I would like to know which ...
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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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Unknown houseplant — what is the one on the LEFT?

That's pretty much it. I need to care for this unknown plant. What is it?
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Please help me identify this plant?

Can anyone help me identify this plant?
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ID Gold Country bush

What is this fragrant bush growing in the gold country in California foothills about 2000ft altitude?
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What is the plant on the RIGHT?

That's pretty much it. I need to care for this unknown plant. What is it?
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Hosta-devouring weeds

A hosta in my yard has been overrun and, apparently, devoured by a weed. What is it?
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I bought seeds for Calendula Officinalis Sunset Buff.

The plant of this calendula is now 6 feet tall and is showing long spikes of flowers which, at this time, are still dawdling to come out. I would love to know what this plant is as it is driving me ...
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Please ID deep green fuzzy-leafed shrub

I've seen this one several times and I like it, but have no idea what it is called. It grows in northern California. Please advise!
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Tree identification

Can anyone say with certainty what this species of tree this is, found in Northern Michigan? The pic was taken today. Thank you in advance.
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what is the name of this cactus/succulent?

Hi everyone, can anyone identify this cactus/succulent? Thanks in advance for your suggestions
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What plant is this mini christmas tree?

Would you know what species does this tiny "Christmas tree" belong to? No info on the label.
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What type of Mint is this?

Looking to ID the type of Mint this is, it is for my tortoise. I got it from my local grocery store, it's branded as Compliments Organic Mint.
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What kind of tree is it?

I attached two pictures here. One of them shows the leaves and branches up close. The tree does not flower at all. Location: Sydney, Australia