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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Please identify this flowering plant

Found this growing in my garden in the back. Growing Location/Conditions: semi-shady area, Pennsylvania, USA with regular amount of yearly rain Photos: Thank you!
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What is this resilient plant that prefers shade and little water?

I've inherited this plant that requires minimal care: just some watering every two weeks, and not much light. However, I forgot to water it for ~3 weeks, and it wilted. Took it on the balcony, where ...
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What caterpillar is this?

And how do I get rid of it... The beasts are about 2 cm long. At first I thought there was a parasite in my plants since I only saw the poppy-seed-like excrement. Until someone mentioned it was ...
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What kind of grass is this? On the side of the road in SC

On side of the road in South Carolina
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Is this an offshoot of a tree or a separate plant?

Plants native to the Sonoran Desert require watering every 6 months. The following plant, which I am not sure is native to the Sonoran Desert or not, was found to thrive in the Sonoran Desert solely ...
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What is this shrub which survives in the Sonoran Desert naturally?

Plants native to the Sonoran Desert require watering every 6 months. The following plant, which I am not sure is native to the Sonoran Desert or not, was found to thrive in the Sonoran Desert solely ...
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What are these seeds I found in the soil of my Windmill Palm?

I recently purchased a small Windmill palm from my local Wilkos. It was severely pot bound and I was repotting it when I discovered all these strange seeds in the soil. At first I was hoping they were ...
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Trying to identify type of mint

Given to me by a neighbor here in mexico city, smells more menthol than regular mint. Leaves are covered by a soft fur And stem is hairy and round, not square. For some reason, pic will not upload.
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Identify this plant, please

My neighbour showed it to me this morning, and she has no clue what this plant is. Her kid got this from school. I also have no idea what plant this is. EDIT: Found this bigger version in a lawn. ...
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Can you identify this rose?

I'm trying to identify this rose. Any ideas?
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Can you please help identify this plant

The plant I am referring to is the thin dangling plant. It seems to be growing well, but I have no idea what it is.
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What kind of Epilobium is this?

I've got the following Epilobium in my garden that I fail to properly identify: At first I thought that it was Epilobium parviflorum, because the flower seems similar and most of the description ...
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Is this Johnsonsgrass

I have it all over my newly renovated yard. I believe it was brought in with the back fill when they used to grade my yard after I installed a pool... I think it's Johnsonsgrass, or at least that's ...
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Outdoor plant identification - long horizontal roots

Can anyone identify this plant? They seem to like to grow on our driveway area, which is pretty sandy earth, and sparsely covered with grass. I don't think they grow very tall, but seem to form in a ...
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What's this white stuff on my petunias?

Any idea what is happening here and how do I fix it???
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Help identifying his really weird plant bought as a husk cherry

I purchased a 4-pack of husk cherry seedlings from a local farm. Three of the 4 grew normally and are starting to produce the husks. But the 4th plant is very strange. It has prickly looking berries. ...
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Two colours on one stem

I have a very tall, leggy rose the blooms are in clusters but what is strange is that most are red but sometimes there are some yellow flowers on the same cluster. Any ideas what this rose is?
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Why are my cherry tomato sprout’s leaves yellowing and getting brown/gray spots?

This is my first year trying to grow cherry tomatoes from seeds in my raised garden bed. My 2 month old tomato sprout was looking super healthy until last week or so and it started getting yellowing ...
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What is this stalked herbaceous berry?

Found this growing in Northern California in the wild. It features large arrow shaped herbaceous leaves at the base and several long stalks with some sort of berry/fruit on the ends. It looks like ...
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What is this kalanchoe-like plant?

My grandmother has this plant on her sunny windowsill. She barely waters it. It's grown quite leggy as the winters here (in Ireland) are quite dark, but overall it's gotten much bigger during its time ...
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Can this plant be identified even though its dead and all dried up?

Here are a few photos. The thing is loaded with thousands of small black seeds. Right now, It's in an empty pot. It was originally planted outside a friend's house. I wanted cuttings but couldnt ...
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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 type of chili pepper is my plant?

I have a chili plant but I don't know what type it is? Attached below is a pic to help whoever answers this question.
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Please ID deep green fuzzy-leafed shrub

I've seen this one several times and I like it, but have no idea what it is called. It grows in northern California. Please advise!
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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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HELP - What Tree?

Does anyone know what type of tree this is? Located in Leicestershire, UK. Many Thanks, Harry
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What is this Growth On an Eastern Spruce tree

Do you know what this odd looking growth is?
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Need help naming this plant!

I purchased this plant from a grocery clearance table. It rang up as a fern, but the leaves remind me of some kind of begonia. Any info please? Thank you!
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My nephew is growing a plant for his pre-k class and idk what it is

It’s growing very fast, every couple days that I check on it I see it has grown a few inches.
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Spots on underside of a tomato leaves

What are the white and yellow spots on the underside of tomato leaves? There are plenty of whiteflies around but I cannot see any eggs. These seem to be the immobile pupae but I am not sure about it ...
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Yellow spots on cactus, brown spines

I have a cactus in which some yellow spots are appearing, some are starting to turn brown even. Then the spines seem to be dark brown on the top and white on the sides. Not sure if that's normal. I ...
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Does anyone know what is growing in my sweet pea soil?

I am trying to grow my first deck garden (all in pots on my balcony). I am trying to grow sweet peas that I started from seeds that I left in a damp paper towel in a plastic bag for about a week ...
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Insect Infestation of Chinese Elm

My Chinese elm suffers from an infestation that I am having a hard time diagnosing & treating. About a week ago, I noticed tiny, rod-shaped white spots, mostly on young leaves, which spread ...
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Can anyone please identify this flower?

A friend of mine is trying to identify this flower. She describes it as three double petals almost folded and two white stamens. Black centre with a touch of yellow. Multiple flowers off one large ...
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What are these seeds from China, that are supposed to grow tea?

I bought these seeds online thinking they were supposed to grow tea. The site I used said they came from a farm in China. They look random and strange to me. They remind me of a cereal I used to eat, ...
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I have a grass like flower plant. What is that

I have a grass like flower plant .which I bought from a gardener. What is this? this plant have white flowers and need large amount of water
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What is this ground cover?

I'm growing this in England, a cutting from a garden in Scotland. It's about 10--15cm high, and looks like it spreads by runners. Any idea what it is and how I should look after it? I love the orange-...
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What could this plant be?

I am from Mumbai - west coast of India, tropical weather. In a pot that I had bought from a local nursery with an ivy plant, a new plant has grown. It has violet colored tiny flowers - one to two cm....
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Identify houseplant with waxy dark green oval leaves with pronounced ribs

I inherited this from a friend after she passed away. It has since lost all leaves. They just dropped one by one. I kept watering weekly anyway. I cut back the stems that just crumbled to dust inside. ...
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identify this bush/plant?

I saw this plant the other day in the street, so it receives tons of sun. We’re in the Caribbean.
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What is this reddish tundra ground-covering plant?

The image is from the Scoresby region of Greenland. I am trying to get a name for the red ground cover plant. The yellow tufts might or might not be a different version of it?
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Unknown tree/shrub with star shaped seedpods, white flowers

No one can seem to work out what kind of tree/shrub this is. The seedpods are a distinctive star shape, it has smooth green leaves and it has small white flowers in spring/summer. Growing in the UK. ...
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Strange plant growing in my pot

A strange plant popped up in my pot. It's about a metre and a half tall, skinny and has yellow green leaves which tastes minty, is serrated. It never flowered but has seeds on it too which also taste ...
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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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What is this succulent? I can't find it on Google Lens

I tried Google Lens and an app on my phone, still couldn't figure it out what it is. sorry about the photo positions, I don't know why they don't position right.
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Identify potted plant

We have this potted plant indoors that we bought in a garden shop about a year ago. It is now getting sick, so I am trying to research how to treat it. However, first I would like to know which ...
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Trying to find a plant in SC

Help! I'm trying to find a plant that I only remember from childhood. It was in SC, i remember it was soon after frost because I was eating persimmons. The plant I'm looking for smelled very much like ...
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Young cactus identification

I bought another small cactus today, the sellers in the store were not sure what species it is. My guess is that it is from the genus Pilocereus, but it is a wild guess. The height is about 7-8 cm (3 ...
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Is this a Mockernut Hickory (Carya tomentosa)?

These 6 pictures are all from the same small tree. I think it must be a Hickory and probably a Mockernut Hickory (Carya tomentosa). It hasn't borne flowers yet and therefore no fruit. A chipmunk or ...
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need to identify a perennial that has black arrowhead shape on leaves?

I have a perennial plant that has dark brown arrowhead shape on green leaves, in the fall long tiny red seed heads. What is it?