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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Help Identifying Fruit

I was hoping someone may be able to identify this fruit that was picked unripe. I was thinking maybe a Tamarillo but not sure. Thanks in advance. Thanks so much for the response. Here's a photo of ...
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What are these seedlings?

Click for large image: I planted a spider-plant cutting, in a pot that included some home-made compost. The pot has sprouted 4 tiny seedlings. Can anyone identify them from these pictures? If I ...
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What is this (house)plant? (Stiff Red central spike with white tips; possibly a Bromeliad?)

Click for full size: I got this plan indirectly from a relative who passed away ... so I don't know anything about its origin. The green leaves are very stiff and waxy. The colourful spike in the ...
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Tree ID: Tall trunk with thin canopy

I saw these trees in southern Sydney (near Dolls Point). They have tall trunk and relatively thin canopy. One more picture from different angle and time:
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Bought this plant in Japan. Anyone know the name?

Bought this plant in Japan but it didn't have a tag indicating the species.
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Bring wilting plant back to life

I don't know what kind of plant this is. A few months ago it started to wilt. If I watered it it seemed to get worse, so I cut way back on watering. The past two weeks I didn't water at all, then I ...
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What plant is this? Does anyone know name

Can anyone please tell me what plant is this?
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What are these white hairs on the underside of water spinach leaves?

I am growing water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) under grow lights indoors. Most of them seem to have white 'hairs' growing on the under side of the leaves. The cotyledons don't seem to be affected. I ...
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Help identifying houseplant?

I got this houseplant from a grocery store, and there was no card or anything identifying the type of plant. It’s looking a little droopy, so I wanted to try and figure out what kind of plant it was ...
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Help identify please .. fruit in south of France

Picked in south of France .. about 2 inches long. Sweet smelling. Any ideas?
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What is this green and yellow vegetable which looks like a star from above?

We found this vegetable, apparently a gourd of some sort, growing at a farm in Michigan, but we're not sure which particular species it could be. It seems to most closely resemble an acorn squash, but ...
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What is the nature of these sprouts?

With zero knowledge of botany, but curious enough to do some research of what I observe, I would like to know the reason for this young sprout in the lower part of a 2 m long Hoya carnosa. I did not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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House plant with no name

Just received thus beautiful plant. Can anyone help with identification and care?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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What is this plant with purple flowers growing next door?

Does anyone know what this plant is? It seems to be growing wildly without any help next to our building in Malmö, Sweden Also, if you can identify it, any idea if I can propagate it and how?
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What are these insects on my pepper plants?

They seem to have come out of nowhere in the past week.
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pumpkin identification and control

Location: north Italy (alps) My mom has a corner in which she throws away garden/grass cuts and vegetables/fruit/plants scraps. By spring this will have (to some degree) turned to "earth", ...
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Tree/Fruit Identification

My daughter just bought a house here in Southern California and this tree is in her back yard. Was wondering what kind of tree this is?
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Help me identify this Chinese houseplant

A friend of mine living in Shenzhen China got this plant as a gift and I would like to see if I can buy one here in Sweden too. Therefor I need help identifying it so I know what to search for. She ...
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Bright Yellow Spider with spots/lines

Trying to identify this little guy I found crawling around outside (Pittsburgh, PA area). It is a bright yellow spider with black spots and lines on it. The only thing I turned up in my searches was ...
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Help with plant identification

I got this houseplant from my daughter, she called it a vining oak. Very distinct leaves, vines, no blooms yet except for clusters at the end of the vines.
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Help to identify this weed? Growing in outside veggie pot, used to be strawberry plant. Smells like mint

Just need help to identify this. Is it a weed or? It is growing in a pot that I had a strawberry plant in last summer and it has a minty smell to it.
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What is this tall plant?

I'm hoping someone can help me identify this plant, so I can look into the best way to care for it and bring it back from the brink. It's been in my family for at least 12 years, and maybe a lot ...
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What kind of pumpkin is it?

I've planted some pumpkins this year from the seeds we've collected from the store bought pumpkins: hokkaido, spaghetti, delicata. At some point the plants got all mixed up, so I didn't know which is ...
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What are these white things on my Salvia

Today while looking at my Salvia bush, I found it covered in these white round things. What are they? Their shape and size isn't regular, ranging from a couple mm to a cm in diameter and generally ...
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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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Tree Identification - Texas

What is the species of this tree or shrub I saw in coastal southeast Texas? It is growing between a sidewalk and a curb. I would estimate its height at less than eight feet. The bark is kind of shaggy ...
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Need help identifying a fruit tree in backyard

The tree is more bush-like with no trunk, just branches sprouting out of the ground. It hasn't produced much fruit, only 10 or so visible green fruits that are slightly bigger than the size of a ...
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Insect identification

The other day I noticed a large concentration of these insects hanging around my squash plants. What are they? Are they a pest I should be concerned about?
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Can anyone identify this flowering plant that mysteriously appeared among several 'weeds' in a pot?

My photograph shows the flower, and a few leaves, of a plant that mysteriously turned up in a pot that had previously housed other plants. Originally I saw it as a weed, but decided to 'wait and see'. ...
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What is this fruit/vegetable?

Found this in an indian grocery store. What is it called? How is it used?

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