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 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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Plant identification: white or black mulberry?

West Massachusetts. Most of the info I can find online describes the differences between white and red mulberries. Based on those descriptions, the prominent veins on the back of the leaves would ...
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What is eating my strawberries?

I think these are maple bugs, but I have never seen them in the garden. Do they normally attack a garden? They are after the strawberries, squash and tomatoes. I am in British Columbia, Canada, in the ...
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Plant identification and advice on how to maintain it

I found this plant on the street a few weeks ago and I took it home. Initially, I placed it on the balcony, but I noticed after a few days that the leaves were losing color. I replanted it in a bigger ...
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What is this spade leafed plant?

We live in Denver and replaced some of our lawn with mulch a few years ago. Earlier this summer a new friend appeared where we have not planted anything ourselves. We used to have a maple tree about ...
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UK garden flower identification

I planted a random collection of old unlabeled seeds. Most of what sprouted i recognised but what is this plant? The flower is about an inch across. The leaves and stems are very delicate. It also ...
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Is it a Philodendron "Imperial Red" or a "Rojo Congo"? How to tell these two varieties apart?

I came across this plant at a local nursery and it was labelled as Philodendron. Without any species or variety information. Now I am almost sure that it is not a "Black Cardinal". I think ...
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How to tell lucerne(alfalfa) apart from clover?

This question has zero utilitarian purpose and is purely out of curiosity. Mature lucerne is huge compared to clover. But when it's 10 cm tall they look very similarly. How to tell what plant is there?...
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Is this plant a Dracaena fragrans?

I am having this plant for a really long time now and had to cut it back, after it was growing above 1m and only having some leaves at the top. I put the cutted parts and some of the leaveless parts ...
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Identify this tree please?

Let me know what to show, otherwise here is its flowers or seeds? In Australia
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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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Does anyone know what type of succulent plant this is?

What type of succulent plant is this?
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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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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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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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