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 skinny black caterpillar with brown on the head and tail and a stripe on the back?

I found this caterpillar and several of its buddies on my hummingbird tree this morning. It's skinny and mostly black, but it has interesting brown areas on the face and tail. There's also a stripe ...
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What is this indoor plant which has dark green leaves that curl up and over as they grow?

I want to identify this potted indoor plant. It has dark green leaves that curl up and over as they get longer. I want to know how to take care of it, since the plant has not grown since I got it. ...
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What is this tiny black insect found on my cacti?

I need help identifying an insect, it is very small, not much bigger than the head of a pin, it is black. It kind of resembles a slug because it has the true small antennas. It was originally on a ...
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I need help figuring what kind of tree/plant this is so i know how to care for it!

I think it is a tree of some sort and I was thinking maybe a money tree but the leaves seem to look different. They seem rounder and they feel sort of waxy.
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How to identify Amelanchier species

I am going to take cuttings from an Amelanchier tree this spring. I would like to know what differentiates the various species (height, leaf shape, bark, etc.) in order to identify it. The tree is ...
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What plant is this mini christmas tree?

Would you know what species does this tiny "Christmas tree" belong to? No info on the label.
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Wondering what type of plant this is

I recently bought this plant and really like it, but I don’t know what it is called. I want to make sure I am able to take good care of it.
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Please help me identify this

My neighbor gave this to me right before she moved out of state she didn't know anything about it except that it would make a beautiful flowering plant. This is just the bottom of the start that I ...
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Need help identifying seeds

I ordered seeds from a "garder" on aliexpress. I was looking to order Soursop seeds, however the seeds I received were not what I was hoping for. Could somebody help me with figuring out what kind of ...
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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 pink flowered perennial found in a garden on Long Island?

The deer don't seem to touch it here, whereas virtually nothing else escapes their attention.
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can someone please identify this plant for me?

Found this plant growing in my garden. Do not know what it is. Can someone please identify?
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Are these black pods something to do with wasps?

I have a tree that is swarming with wasps. I cannot see a nest but assume there is one somewhere. I also noticed the tree is covered in patches of black pod types things: Are the two things related? ...
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What Kind of Pepper Plant is This?

My neighbor was growing this on her deck. She thought they were mini sweet bell peppers, but it turns out they're hot. I tried one, and to me it was very similar in taste to a jalapeno, with a bit ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Uk plant (probably weed) identification

found this growing in a hanging basket we thought was empty. Any thoughts?
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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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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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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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ID pine by cones and seeds

Can anyone ID a pine by its cones and seeds only? I collected some cones for seeds (starting material for bonsai). I know of a little field in the outer regions of Amsterdam, where there are some pine ...
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Anyone know what this is? Should I pull it?

Can someone please tell me what this is? I dont know if i should pull it or leave it. I have 4 popping up in my garden.
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Can someone tell me what this 5 petal pink flower is?

5 petal perennial blooms in late May early June in zone 5.
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What are these red-brown markings outlining the cells on the underside of this fiddle leaf fig?

While shopping at a large chain retail store, I found a fiddle leaf fig tree with a major price discount. I got excited. I’ve always wanted one. But I was nervous about the reddish-brown color around ...
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What is this ground cover that looks like tiny cactus

I found this in my front yard probably grew by previous owner. I am in Pacific Northwest. What is this plant? Do they grow larger or stay small like that? How fast do they grow to cover more ground? ...
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Is this Papaver rhoeas or some other papaver?

I have an invasion of this plant in my garden this year: Is this Papaver rhoeas or some other papaver?
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Does anyone know what type of plant this is with heart shaped leaves?

this plant is taking over my rock garden and I would like to get rid of it]1
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Trying to identify several weeds

This climbs and strangles all it touches. What plant is it and how can I remove it?
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Identify bug in leaves?

Does anyone know what this is? Will soap water kill this? Unlike the mealyworms I’ve seen this on the top part of the leaf. It also doesn’t come off easily; you kinda have to scrape it off. I ...
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Aloe ferox or aloe broomii?

I have this plant for at least a dozen or so years, I do not remember the source. It survived all ;) Her spines are very hard and sharp, colored at the ends in brown/red. They are on the edges of the ...
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Anyone know what these white grubs are?

I have found loads of them in the soil in the large planter I have herbs in
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What are these grub in my flowerbed?

I discovered a large number of these grubs in my flowerbed. Should I be concerned? Can anybody identify these?
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How many Stephanotis species in cultivation, and how diverse?

Mostly, I get species names with no links. Pictures on the web mostly belong to S. Floribunda, the only Stephanotis I see in cultivation. One or two pictures I may have encountered, look similar ...
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What is this flowering tree

We have this tree that spontaneously planted itself 5 years or so ago. We decided to let it go and see what it is. Last year I noticed some tiny white flowers at the top of the tree. This year there ...
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What is this on my peach

What is this growing on my peach fruit? It is not on all the peaches thankfully.
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What is this serrated-leaved plant?

I suspect this is a weed. Am I right? Zone 7a, continental Europe.
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please, help to identify bush

Please, help do identify this bush, it is from previous owner and is overgrown. I would like to trim it, but need to know the right technic, e.g. I believe I need to make it 2 feet smaller, but if I ...
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Is this a Muehlenbeckia?

I got this as a gift a few years back, and I am still unsure of its name. It has darker green leaves which are purple on the underside and shaped into a point. It has no thorns. It is very frail, ...
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Help identifying this plant with purple and green fleshy leaves

I bought a house a few months ago and this plant was in the terrace. It was less more than a dry stick in a pot, and I actually thought it was already dead (after a whole hot and dry south-east ...
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Scale like skin on indoor dragonfruit plant. Help!

I’m a little concerned about my dragonfruit plant (at least I think that’s what it is-bought it as a “cactus”). It has always had a little of this scaling, but it has gotten worse recently. I’m just ...
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Can anyone identify this spreading weed?

This weed is all over my landscape and yard. It spreads like grass. It blends in with my St. Augustine grass and ends up in pots that are setting on the ground. I've tried Roundup and broadleaf weed ...
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What type of grass is growing in our lawn?

I’m struggling to identify the type(s) of grass in our lawn. Grateful for any help. Thanks.
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Name of plant in picture

Please what is the name of this flower in the picture below?
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School plant identification and care

At my school, every project team has their own plant and needs to take care of it. I was wondering if you guys could help me out taking care of my plant. A picture of my plant can be seen below. So, ...
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What is this indoor vine with variegated leaves that feel like velvet and are soft to touch?

Please help me identify the plant in pictures below: indoor vine plant. variegated. the leaves are smooth to touch and the petiole/leaf stalk seem to have fuzzy hairs...
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Is the pictured plant an Aloe kilifiensis?

Bought from a local store, it's listed as an Aloe kilifiensis, but unsure if it is.