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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What is this presumably parasitic plant in an Oak Hickory forest in Eastern Long Island, New York?

This small, skinny, plant was found at the Eastern end of Long Island, New York, USA. It was in an Oak Hickory forest. I believe it's parasitic, meaning it has no chlorophyll and requires a host to ...
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What is this Euphorbia succulent?

I bought this plant a while ago. The shop assistant wasn’t sure what it was, there was only one left, and all I got is that it’s a succulent. It’s not doing great, and I hope knowing what it is could ...
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What sort of tree

We have acquired a very sick tree due to lack of water, but it is now recovering and has new growth. Unfortunately we have no idea what it is and internet research has revealed little. Can anyone ...
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Weed in Massachusetts: underground roots, skunky smell when bruised

We've had our house for a couple of decades, and every time I neglect the back yard (more often than I should) this weed pops up all over the place: It has a skunky smell when bruised, grows from a ...
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Help to ID a bush / mini tree - we think it's euonymus japonicus

Does anyone have any idea on this please? It's in a large pot, evergreen, completely exposed (1st floor outside ledge, storms, very high wind, 10hrs+ direct sun, winter, summer, etc). It's been docile ...
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Cactus id (Polaskia?)

I have a cactus here (9 cm tall), and I think it is Polaskia chichipe, however it might be P. chende as well. I don't know how to tell difference. It might as well not be Polaskia at all. Can someone ...
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What are these red flowers and green plants?

I am in Pacific Northwest. It is end of July. These are blooming and look beautiful. I want to know what they are. Usually this time of the year, no more flowers. I believe #1 is nasturtium? #3 is ...
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What tree is this with reddish body?

I live in Pacific Northwest and this tree is in our backyard Here is the photo of its leaves Do you know what tree is it? It doesn't look that nice. It's not evergreen and quite trashy in the ...
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Seed identification

wondered if you could help me identify those seeds i received (the delivery number has no matches within my eBay orders) I tried uploading this picture and image search via google but nothing there. ...
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Why does this chili pod have spikes?

I got some hot pepper seeds off the internet earlier this year and managed to get a couple of plants to fruit. The two plant that I've kept were supposed to be scotch bonnets and lemon drop peppers. ...
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Can I keep this (Celosia) plant outside?

(Note: I'll update the title if possible when I know what plant this actually is) I have a plant outside but I'm starting to wonder if that's the best idea as they are starting to grow/survive in ...
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What is this fiery-red succulent?

I purchased this guy about three weeks back but couldn't ID it. What is it called and how do I best care for it?
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What is this purplish-pink succulent?

I have this nice purplish-pink succulent that I potted up into a dark-soiled, well-drained medium in a black pot about two weeks ago. I purchased this from a market that never specified its name. Does ...
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What is this cabbage-like succulent?

I've seen this beautiful specimen online once before while browsing interesting-looking plants, but have forgotten its name. This one I purchased about three weeks back. What is its name and how do ...
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Is this actually a cucumber plant?

I purchased and planted this plant about 2 months ago from Walmart, where it was labeled as some kind of cucumber (can't remember the exact variety). It has large, broad leaves like a cucumber plant, ...
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Help Identifiing This Bonsai

So today was my 12yr anniversary at work. The owner of the company knew I was looking to try my hand at growing a bonsai. So when I came into the office this morning this guy was on my desk. He didn'...
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Can anyone identify this plant/weed in Northern Indiana

This one here is about 4-5 feet tall they are about 1/8" to 1/4" from top to bottom in Northern Indiana
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What is this weed whose leaves fold in at night?

Can anyone tell me what this weed is? It's about two feet tall now and the leaves fold in like insect wings at night.
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What is this plant that is like 6 inches in height and fresh in the last 2 months?

I had planted a couple of seeds a few months ago. One of them was tomato and I see a tomato plant. The other one, I can't remember and it has grown to be this. Can you please let me know what plant ...
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What is this plant with two kinds of leaves?

Height 180 cm or 6t, still growing. I thought it was another plant and therefore let it grow in spring, zone 7a in Europe. I did not notice another specimen, so I hope not invasive. Could it be a ...
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Fungus issue on unknown ornamental tree

Just recently bought the house in the middle Tennessee area and as going through the bed in front of the house, I noticed what I believe is fungus on the trunk that is stripping the bark from the ...
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Spindly shrub in Pacific Northwest with green and purple leaves

Trying to figure out what this tall shrub is in the front yard. Any ideas? It looks like it probably needs pruning, but I want to figure out what it is before cleaning it up.
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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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What is this shrub with red leaves on top with spherical seeds? (PNW)

I have this shrub in the front of the house that I'm trying to identify. Here are 3 pictures of it: I'm in the PNW (Washington State), and this is pretty large (6-8 feet high). Trying to figure out ...
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Identify a shrub with pink new leaves and green older leaves

I just moved into a new house (in Washington state in the US Pacific North West) and we have this large shrub in the front yard: The old growth seems to have green leaves whereas the new growth is ...
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Please identify this beetle (?) that has appeared in large numbers [closed]

This is a small insect/beetle that has appeared all over my decking today. The things are about 5-7mm in size. The decking is wooden, made from tropical hardwood (Balau if that matters). I am based ...
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Is this Prince's Feather or Love Lies Bleeding?

Last year, I planted from seed a mix of red flowering annuals. I did not notice any of those annuals selfseeding, except one. That one reprodeced itself all over the yard, several hundred times. The ...
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Is this Christmas tree?

We just moved into this house and there is a tree right next to the side. It is way too big and too close to the house for me to like it. I have big problem in the past with any pine trees near the ...
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What is this plant with woody stems and scalloped leaves

I Received this plant in a rented apartment. I have no idea what it is or how to care for it, and the owner neither. Please help.
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What is this wildflower?

It grew out of nowhere. I a kind of don't dislike it. Please help me id it.
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What is the flowering bush called

This is a Bush with Orange flowers
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What is this plant growing in utah, usa

Do you know what plant this is? Grown in utah, usa
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Does anyone know which plant this is (5 purple leaves with green border)? {see picture}

I found it on a trek to Pushpagiri mountains in Karnataka, India. These were growing close to the ground in abundance at the mountain peak.
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Can Anyone ID This Rose?

I apologize, this is not a good photo but it’s the only one I have. I’m looking for this rose that was planted in the mid-late 1990s or very early 2000s. This was an upright bush that didn’t spread. ...
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What is happening to my flowers? Brown egg like balls? Flattened from stem

My flowers were growing wonderfully and in a nice bush form, a few days ago it started to flatten outwards. Thought it may have been due to some animal (my cat), but today I have found these brown egg ...
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Identifying a potential Greengage Plum tree

We think that this is a plum tree, but we are not 100% sure and just wanted to confirm that there aren't any poisonous look-alikes out there before we taste one. From the small size of the fruit we ...
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Need help with Identification

What is this plant? Where do you plant it?
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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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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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HELP for diagnosis: Young pepper leaves are curling inward with no pests evident

I’ve been growing this plant hydroponically for about 1 month now and the new growth and some older leaves are curling inward. I suspected that it might be due to insects but there seems to be no ...
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Is this green headed beetle with brown and black wings a pest?

Can anyone identify this beetle? It has a green head and thorax, and its wings are tan or brown with a blotchy black stripe between them. Underside is also an iridescent green. It's about an inch long....
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Similar to Nettles: What is it?

The stalk is hairy. It looks like Nettles but isn't though they often grown together.]2
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Mysterios but cool plant growing on balcony

Since spring I have a super nice looking plant on my balcony. I keep watering it to see what it is but so far it keeps growing but I still have no idea what it might be. Any ideas? Here is a picture: ...
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What type of plant is this ? Green plant

Hey, I have this green plant I don't know what is. Does anyone recognize it ?
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Houseplant with dark green and cream variegated leaves

Hello! Can anyone tell me what this is! And is it just thirsty or does it need support?
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Is this hogweed?

If not, then what is it? Should I touch it? Location: Upstate, NY Image 1a (about 5 feet tall): More images: Image 1b: Image 2a (about 2.5 feet tall): Image 2b:
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Please identify this weed/plant

This is growing in a pond where soil was dumped two years’ ago by previous owner.
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Replant branch?

I live in the Caribbean, and while riding bike, I saw this tree: So I cut a small branch: Can I replant this branch? Can it somehow be replanted in a pot? Thanks.
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What is this small plant with bunches of small white flowers that look like roses

I am in souther ontario and was told this is a perennial plant. What are care instructions? Here is a picture with my finger right next to a full sized flower:
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Is this “ground cover”, from a lawn in New York, Medic or Hop Trefoil?

This grows almost ubiquitously in un-managed grass areas. I'd love to know what it is.

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