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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Is this wild mint? (identification)

I've lived in my house for 14 years and every year we get this plant that is minty sort of smell. we've always just called it mint, but I'm unsure. I am wanting to actually use it (since i can't get ...
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What is this plant that has been growing in my garden?

This plant looks nice but I don't know the name for this plant. It doesn't have flowers and it is about one feet wide and long. It grows on tilled soil. Plant got a bud: My First plant is so tall: ...
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How to identify if it is a pink guava or white guava from plant or leaf

I wanted to plant pink guava because pink guava is rare in my area. It is a small town. White guava is very common here. So, I went to a small nursery here. He sold me a plant of about 5 feet and said ...
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What kind of succulent plant is this?

Does anyone know what kind of succulent plant this is?
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What type of succulent plant is this?

Can anybody tell me what type of succulent plant this is? The tallest of the plants is approximately 4 feet tall.
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What are these brown stains on my Bougainvillea's leaves?

I recently got this Bougainvillea from a vivarium but I've noticed there are some brown stains in its leaves, just on the bottom of the plant. Do you know what these are, and how I should treat it? ...
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Can anyone help identify a rose?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. It's quite a tall rose bush. At least 7 or 8ft. I could get more pics if needed.
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I need help with plant identification

This plant has fuzzy, oblong leaves with a center fold. The flowers are about 2 inches long, white, tubular with petals on the ends and are on tall reddish stems. The plant blooms in summer and was ...
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What kinds of larvae/maggots/worms are these?

While I was repotting my rosemary, I discovered several, fairly large, worm-like creatures (see images below; I found more after taking the picture, but they look the same as the other ones). For ...
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What is this caterpillar in my flowers?

I found dozens of these in my flowering plants. What should I do?
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Help identifying this plant from Cali to CO

I have a friend who gave me this plant to look after. They were concerned it was dying and want me to bring it back. Can anyone tell me what it is? On closer inspection, it produces a sticky sap ...
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What is this evergreen plant?

Update 7/22/21 It flowered today, do you recognize this flower? I got it from a local nursery (USDA Zone 10a) and it was just labeled as an evergreen shrub. What is it and how should I care for it?
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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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What is this shrub that is 7ft tall?

I have a shrub that came with this house, and it is about 7ft tall and 3ft wide. It grows white flowers at the summers-fall, and is drought-tolerant. It grows in North Carolina, United States. It has ...
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Is this a young mimosa tree?

I noticed this growing behind my house in early spring. Since then I've kept an eye out for similar trees and noticed a few on the side of the highway that were much much larger (mine is about 3ft), ...
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Need help identifying plant

I planted this quite a few months back and it just keeps growing. Recently these white flowers sprouted but i still have no idea what it is.
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Identify Plant Herb

Does anyone know what plant this is? I think it may be a type of basil but it has no distinctive smell. Has dandelion-like parachute type seeds. May be a weed.
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What's this “climbing” plant with small yellow flowers?

The plant has a small yellow flower. The flowers look similar (seems there is no male/female). I was thinking it is cucumber but it seems it's not! The weather where this plant is growing is very hot ...
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Why is the top part of the stem on my umbrella tree turning soft and different colors? And the leaves have brown ish spots on the new leaves

Help! I got this umbrella plant just a little while ago and it did have aphids (I did get rid of them). After them, the plants condition has gotten worse! The upper part of the stem is extremely soft ...
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Why this plant attracts a lot of flies?

I have planted a few of these plants in front of my fence as hedge. However for some reason they attract a lot of flies to fly around and stop on the flowers. Why is it and how can I stop the flies?...
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Plant ID: deep red flower spikes

I'm new, and joined just because I keep seeing flowers I'd like (maybe) in my yard and I need to identify them to see if they're toxic to pets! This one has light red stems, with deep red flower ...
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Plant ID2 ground cover w/ small white cup flowers

I'm back with another of my dog-walk inspired questions. This plant appears everywhere on my walks with my dog. It's a low-lying ground cover with viney stems and small white cup-like flowers. It ...
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Is this an amaranthus?

Google lens identifies it as a amaranthus tricolor, but it doesn’t look quite right.
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What is this odd fruit tree?

I just walked past this tree, planted in someone's yard in southern New England: The fruits are about the size of a hen's egg, and the leaves are long and broad -- maybe 8 in. (20cm) in length. ...
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Help with this grass

I am seeing this grass all over the lawns here in Southeastern Pa. Any idea what this is?
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Tomatoes: what is causing leaf discoloration and brown spots on plant? Blight, fungus, or something else? (Pictures Included)

Second-year gardener here and first time poster-- happy for any direction, criticism, or even duplicate marking. Location: Chicago Area, United States Plants: Tomatoes (cherry and plum variants-- ...
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What is this plant that is growing in my garden

I have a plant in my garden that is pretty similar to this, and I'm not sure what it is. It is about half a foot. It is growing in North Carolina, United States in tilled soil. Picture:
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Is this thick-stemmed dark leafed plant a weed or a flower?

I spotted this plant but I never knew its name and I wonder if it flowers. I tried to search it up but it shows that it is Amaranth but I don't think it looks like one. The leaves are dark green and ...
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Lemon Meyer - unidentified disease

my young Meyer lemon tree has been growing something I though was bark. However it is not bark but brown spots with tiny white dot in the middle. They come off easily as you can see some of them on my ...
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What is this plant that looks like an amaranth?

This plant just popped up in my garden, and I drop a lot of amaranth seeds, and it looks similar to amaranth, so Is it amaranth? I have another one in a different garden too. (Ignore the other plants ...
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What is this tiny blue flower in my garden?

I don't remember what seeds I have planted there but I notice a blue flower growing out and I don't know what the plant name is. The plant is small and so is the flower. This plant grows in North ...
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What is the name of these flowering trees in Sydney, Australia?

These trees seem to be in full blossom right now. They bear pale yellow colour flowers and draw a lot of bees to them. I have not seen these kind of tree before. What is its scientific and common ...
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What is this perennial plant that my wife's family call “pot cheese”?

My daughter has recovered a plant from her grandmother's house in southern Ontario that my wife says has always been referred to as "pot cheese" because the flowers just before they open ...
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I'm having trouble identifying this leaf!

This was supposed to be bamboo seed, but turned out to be what appears to be a deciduous, serrated leaf bush or tree. The plants are only a year old, so not any bark to reference... The seed was long ...
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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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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 catepillar/slug in my garden?

There's like 50 of them crawling around, I'm not sure if I should be concerned? Seemingly happened overnight.
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Is this plant a weed, or is it some vegetable?

I came up to my garden, and spotted this plant. I am wondering if it is a weed, or if it is a vegetable. It is growing in North Carolina, United States. Images:
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Cannot identify this plant

Can you please help me identify this plant? I've tried to google around but I cannot find it.
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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 is this plant with a long stem and tiny round, pointed leaves?

I have this house plant that was given to me, and I’m watering it as instructed, but it just keeps growing out its stem and only has tiny leaves. The leaves are small, round at the bottom and pointed ...
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What is this beautiful shrub with white and pink flowers

I have these shrubs and I want to know what kind of plant it is. It has white and pink flowers, big branches, and soft leaves. It grows in North Carolina, United states Pictures:
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What is this plant that looks like red kale?

In my garden a plant just popped up randomly and I don't know what it is. It came last year in my garden, and I was wondering till then. The leaves are dark green and the underside is a but purple as ...
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Identify black finger-length nuts found in Indiana, North America

My niece found this nut in the tree line of a beach in Indiana. Only two. When cracked open it had a large nut that smelled similar to almond. These were the only two there on the ground, and didn’t ...
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Identification of plants

Found these growing in our vegetable patch. Green leaves with red stems and central veins. We are in mid Michigan. Thank you
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A weed that looks like a flower but comes out like a dandilion

There is a weed in my garden, and the bud looks like a flower, but when it comes out it is seeds like a Taraxacum Erythrospermum plant. Pictures:
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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:
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I have a clover-like plant in my garden, and I'm not sure if it is a weed

I have a plant that is popping up everywhere in my garden and lawn, and I'm not sure if it is a weed. It looks like a clover but smaller(about half a feet) and has yellow flowers. It is in North ...

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