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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Identify 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 this low, leathery serrated leaved plant from the Piedmont region of Maryland?

I found this plant growing in semi-shade along with the garlic mustard and grape vine. It has five elongated leaflets to each leaf. It is not evergreen, as it came up this spring. At first I thought ...
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Shrub ID - East Texas

I am trying to identify a shrub growing in my garden of my new home - east of Dallas.
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Plant identification - mediterannean area

I'm trying to identify this plant : It's about 1 meter wide, and leaves are somewhat smelly in an unpleasant fashion. It doesn't seem to flower, or maybe it hasn't yet. Here is a close up shot ...
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Is the pictured plant an Aloe kilifiensis?

Bought from a local store, it's listed as an Aloe kilifiensis, but unsure if it is.
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Are these fruit flies, fungus gnats or something else?

I've compared to images of both, but they don't exactly match either. If I had to guess, I would say they look more like fruit flies. But, the colony seems to collapse (no longer buzzing around my ...
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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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Mystery House Plant (Succulent) is sick?

I inherited a mystery house plant that I assumed was some type of aloe. Honestly I wasn't too worried about it (it seemed happy and pretty enough😅) until it got these yellow growths where the leaves ...
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What is this tree? Tell me please

Here is the bark I am just curious and really want to find out
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Please identify this plant with flowers

This plant grew on its own in my container.
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Plant ID - Stalky Plant with thin-leafed crown

The plant in this image is approximately 24 inches tall. It has a thin stem that naturally loses its leaves as the plant grows so that the growth remains only at the top. The leaves are long and thin ...
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What is this shrub?

Live in zone 9 in USA. This shrub is about 6 feet tall and we have to trim it every year or else it'll grow taller and block windows. Planted 5+ years ago. White flowers it looks like too. Would ...
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What is this 2ft tall plant with narrow serrated leaves?

I hope characteristic leaves and flowers are going to be sufficient for identification: Edit: I just discovered that seed pods and flowers have magnificent lemony fragrance.
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What is this burr covered plant (weed?)

Click photo for full size These plants are growing all around my new house. I am wondering if this burr infested plant is anything that is worth keeping or if it is just a weed that sticks itself to ...
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Hydrangea got these brown dried spots

So I planted this hydrangea and it has these brown dried spots. Please let me know if I need to add/spray anything or simply sniping it of or ignore it. Im located in south Jersey Soil is clay but was ...
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Please help me identify these seeds & Plant

I ordered stevia seeds online but seller sent me wrong seeds I guess. Could someone please help me identifying these seeds. Thanks everyone. Seeds are quite small Edit: Added the pictures of the ...
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What is this plant with buds?

It's been growing for a few months -- first as a little seedling in my polka dot plant pot, and now I have it outside. When I put it outside, it shot way up and started getting these little green buds....
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What is the name of monocot seedling sprouted itself

Following monocot (one cotyledon and parallel veins in cot) seedling sprouted itself in between Lemon Seedings. Any idea what it can be ? Don't want to just pull it out. Location is Karachi Pakistan. ...
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What is this hanging, green-white plant?

I brought this plant and it didn't have a name or instructions attached to it as other ones they sell. Would anyone know what kind of plant this is and how to maintain it? It's really pretty and I ...
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Seed Identification: Is this a cedar?

What seeds are these? I was thinking perhaps something from a cone, cedar, fir? Any ideas. I think they are the same and the one came from a bird feed mix.
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What's the name of this plant that has large, broad leaves with white spots?

I have this plant at home and I need to know its name so I can better take care of it. Here is a picture of the plant.
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Is this a mango tree?

This plant started growing in one of my outdoor pots. We’re in the Caribbean, and it’s growing in an outdoor concrete rooftop at 90+ degrees (with little shade) where only cacti survive. Is it some ...
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Help identifying a night-scented, red flowered, ornamental shrub growing in Madeira

A neighbour found this shrub growing in gardens in Madeira and described it as highly scented at night. My first thoughts were Plumeria cvs but the long throat to the flower isn't right and the petals ...
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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 is this six-petaled white flower with long narrow leaves?

Growing on the edge of my yard I have a small clump of perennial plants that produce small white flowers in late May or early June. The flower itself is white, with six petals, and they are produced ...
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I have a fern-like weed that does not bloom and it spreads by runners. It grows about 9 inches high and chokes out everything in sight. What is it?

Someone told me it is mugwort, but it doesn't have a rhizome and it doesn't bloom. It also doesn't have long stems; it's pretty low to the ground. It choked out an entire perennial bed last summer. ...
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Can any one help identify this plant/small tree?

I bought this plant/small tree from a very small nursery specializing in Succulent and Cactus. I absolutely love it, but have no idea what it is. The leaves almost look like a squash or melon (in fact,...
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Identifying this small tree-shaped succulent

I bought this at a succulent store earlier this year, but it wasn't labelled. Could anyone tell me what sort of plant it is? It has 7-pointed flowers and marks on the "trunk" where old ...
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What is this weed with beautiful yellow flowers?

I live in subtropical Hong Kong. Is this some kind of tiny flower dandelion? Is has floating seeds, which grow in very small clusters about the same size as the flowers or smaller. I can't be sure ...
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Cucumber leaf damage, what is it?

I am in Florida. I noticed this, and it seems to be getting worse, what is it, and can you please tell me how to fix it, thanks
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This plant is growing in my garden, and it might be lettuce

I found this plant in my garden, and it might be a lettuce. It came a few weeks ago, and I'm not sure if it is edible. Image: Update: This plant went into new formation: 2nd Update: The flowers ...
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Seedling Identification, possible weed

Following seedling grew itself, most probably a non-flowering plant without seed ? But I do recognize cotyledons. This pot has healthy growing Jatropha plant. 25 September 2021 23 September 2021 : ...
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House plant with no name

Just received thus beautiful plant. Can anyone help with identification and care?
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What is this English tree with oval leaves and pale pink blossoms?

Does anyone know what type of tree this is? Located in Leicestershire, UK.
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Please help me identify this weed and what herbicide I can use to get rid of it in St. Augustine Grass

I have this weed taking over a spot in my St. Augustine grass. What is it and how should I get rid of it. Warm climate in South Florida. It seems to have small blueish flowers and the roots are ...
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What are these trailing plants with yellow or red flowers and gray leaves called?

I bought this plant from Home Depot a few weeks ago. I threw out the tag and original container it came in and i cannot remember what it was called. Can anyone identify them for me?
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What's up with this rot on our brassicas?

We've got some rot on the kale, cabbage and harvested broccoli plants that we haven't seen in the last 5 years of growing these. It's been a weird year for my garden here in Northern VT all around: ...
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Identify bush with small separate berries and leaves like a rose bush

I am trying to identify a wild growing bush located in the Northeast USA that is similar to a cotoneaster, but has some differences. Here are the features: the berries grow at the ends of dendritic ...
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Yellow flowered perennial identification

Zone 7b (Maryland), USA. Very warm microclimate on south side of house so could be from zone 8 or 8b. 3-4 feet tall Perennial - neighbor says its been there since she moved in. Not sure if it ...
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What is the name of a white-flowering shadow-loving plant?

What is the name of the following plant? It is widely sold in plant shops in Germany as plant for shaded balconies, direct sun for longer time does kill it.
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Request for identification of insects on Brussels sprouts

I found these eggs all over my Brussels sprout plant. Interestingly, none of the other plants near this one had any eggs on it. In the close-up, it looks like some of the eggs are hatched. What insect ...
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What is the name of this houseplant?

This plant is houseplant. A friend gave another friend of mine this plant without knowing it's name. I want to have the correct name to help my friend because she is looking for the name of this ...
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What is this bug on my mint plant?

I just found a few of these on my mint plants — does anybody know what they are? They're shiny gold and white. My best guess from the shape is some sort of shield bug, but I can't find any match at ...
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What is the disease in my chilli plant where the leaves of only one plant is becoming yellow?

I have several chilli plants in my yard but out of these 10 plants only one plant is exhibiting this problem. These plants are almost 4 months old. Unable to find a match for the photos from any ...
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Help identifying strange succulent (?) found growing near morning glories

The strange succulent-looking plant in these photos appeared mysteriously growing near morning glories in a planter. Could anyone help identify/explain?
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Could someone please identify this fluorescent plant?

I live in Tucson, Arizona, and was out looking at scorpions with a medium-wavelength ultraviolet light. I happened to shine it on this plant. Wow! Can someone please identify the plant for me. The ...
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What pest is this on my areca palm?

my areca has developed these white spots on its leaves and stems. I had wiped out most of the ones on the leaves a week back, with neem oil solution. I spotted these on the stems today. Are these ...
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What happened to this tomato?

It's Cherry Roma, and every time they turn red this happens. Is it because of the sun? They are in an area where there is more direct sunlight. Is this also safe to eat?

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