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 kind of chili turns brown and shrivels when ripening on the plant?

I have a few of these chili plants growing and they produce a longish (approx 4", sometimes curled chili that turns brown and begins to shrivel (slightly) when it ripens. It does not transition to a ...
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What is this white growth on my cactus?

I have several cacti growing in my yard and one (t. pachanoi, if it matters) has developed a white layer across the top of the plant. It is very fine and looks almost sandy, like perhaps a mould or ...
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What is this plant growing all over my backyard?

These plants/weeds are everywhere in my garden. Could someone confirm whether they are weeds or a plant (ground cover perhaps)? They are slightly different as you can see one of them has an actual ...
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Help to identify this plant please!

I could use a bit of help working out what plant this is. I bought it a couple of months back from a flower cart lady who had a few boxes of random assorted plants. A few little details: Top of ...
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Tomato plant looks like it has grains of salt - what is it and how do I treat it?

My cherry tomato plant has been showing some yellowing of leaves over the past week or so. Just today I noticed the formation of these cluster of white granules - not sure if it's connected to the ...
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What is this thin-stemmed plant with narrow leaves in an aquaponics bed in my greenhouse?

This plant grew from seed to about 2' high within 3 months. I'm sure it's not done growing. I have no clue what it could be, since I'm in the bad habit of sticking anything that looks like a seed into ...
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Which species and group of clematis is this?

Hi! I'm new to the site, and have long been wondering who I could ask to help me identify this clematis. I've done a bit of poking around online at various nursery sites hoping to find it, but I'm a ...
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Do clovers cause any problems?

I have a lot of what I think is Clover in my garden. Should I be concerned?
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What is this large furry leafed plant with purple stalks, found in the UK?

Does anyone have any idea what this is? It looks too substantial to be a weed
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What is this red corn-like fruit?

I've had these in my garden for years but only saw the inside of one today. I remember seeing something like this in a salad once. What is it, and is it edible?
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What kind of pepper is this and when will it be “ripe”?

What kind of pepper is this and when will it be "ripe"? The peppers are a bit larger than a cherry tomato (maybe apricot size). UPDATE: The peppers turn red after they ripen.
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Can anyone identify this abnormality that is on my dwarf citrus?

I recently noticed what looks like small beetles on our dwarf citrus tree. Can anyone identify this abnormality? Click image for full size Is this something harmful that I should attempt to treat?
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What kind of black and yellow insect has a zebra like pattern?

Can anyone help me identify a insect with the following features: black and yellow long feelers body is tapered toward the back zebra like pattern on the shell about 1.5 inches long found in central ...
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Help identify blue flowers that look like Hydrangea

Here is the bouquet with this beautiful flowers. Side: I found similar flowers in internet, but nothing about their name. It looks like Hydrangea but has noticable differences, so I'm still ...
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What is this tiny strawberry-like fruit found in a Southern Illinois lawn?

I live in southern Illinois, and earlier today I noticed this small red fruit in my yard. It looks kind of like a strawberry, but it's the size of a small raspberry (about 1/4 inches in diameter). ...
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What disease is causing raised blisters on the leaves of my plant?

Plant :Alstonia Appearance:Blisters (gall) on both sides,cutting galls leaves white fluid. After some time holes apppears in the blisters.so it seems some insect laid eggs. What kind of disease is ...
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What is this plant with red-pink lines/veins on its big green rounded leaves?

My mother bought this plant but she didn't bother to even ask what was its name and what type of care does it need. Can any of you identify it, so that we can find info about the proper care it should ...
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What is this thorny tree with small, oval leaves, and seed pods?

I found this tree growing on a farm on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. It has really nasty thorns sticking out all over. Click on pictures for larger view.
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What is this flower with purple and white petals that roll up to form a tube?

I found this very cool looking flower but have not been able to identify it. If you know what it is called please post your answer. Thanks.
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What is this houseplant with dark green linear leaves?

I can't seem to identify this little guy.
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What is this pink flower with dark green leaves?

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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What is this flower that smells like a skunk?

This has been blooming in the sun in my yard in Massachusetts for the past two weeks. We've only lived here since last spring and since I didn't plant it, I'm guessing it's a perennial. What's ...
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What is this low-growing evergreen?

I found this plant in my woods And would like the identification. It is a small woody evergreen that grows in dry soil in light to deep shade. It grows about 1 1/2' tall and has small clusters of ...
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What is the name of this red flower? And how do I care for it?

Does anyone have any idea what plant this is? I got it but it was missing its tag. I looked it up and thought it resembled a flower called Kalanchoe, but of course I cannot be certain at all. Can I ...
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What is this tree-like houseplant with long thin leaves? Is it sick?

Can somebody identify this plant? I received it for my Dad's passing and it isn't doing so well. I just moved it and it may be in shock.
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What is this itch-inducing twig I found in my cilantro?

I bought a bunch of cilantro today at my usual produce market and when I picked it up, I felt a couple of pricks on my fingers that started itching a lot. When I got home and started preparing said ...
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What animal is eating my cherry tomatoes and strawberries?

My garden (first ever!) has been doing great. Yesterday I harvested my potatoes, which left half the garden open and bare. Some critter seemed to view this now-open landscape as an invitation to come ...
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Identify shrub with red berries in UK

Could you tell me what is the name of this plant? Found in the park in London at the end of May. Red berries on shrub with saw-toothed leaves.
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What is this 'bleeding' mushroom?

I photographed this weird looking fungus growing out of an open cut in a tree (not sure what type of tree it was) on my parent's property last weekend in central Texas after some heavy rain. The ...
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How can a green leaved canna's flower color be found when not in bloom?

At a perennial sale once I found an unmarked canna with green leaves, and when I asked what color the flowers were, they said they didn't know. After looking at the leaves for a while, they decided it ...
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Office plant identification and care

At my work, everyone has his 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, by that, I ...
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Mystery plant growing in yard? TX

This is long and semi-waxy, but soft. I was just outside re-potting some other plants and was thinking about pulling some other flowers that had spread and came across this. It's like.. hair. It doesn'...
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How do I identify and eradicate the pest that is destroying the plants in my flowerbox?

We transplanted an assortment of pretty flowers for our windowsill some weeks ago (albeit rather crudely) and they were growing bright and healthy. Over the last week, however they've been plagued! I ...
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Lemons? Limes? Oranges? These trees are wierd!

I inherited 3 trees when I bought my house and all three have thorns on the branches with two trees having what appear to be lemons with orange highlights. When opened they have a very thick skin, ...
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What's this green small leaf aquarium plant?

I was given this plant by someone several years ago and stuck it into a planted tank with compost and volcanic rock on top. It has a slight stripe to it and in full sun sometimes goes red but at ...
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What is this shrub?

Live in zone 9 in USA. This shrub is about 6 feet tall and we have to trim it every year or else it'll grow taller and block windows. Planted 5+ years ago. White flowers it looks like too. Would ...
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I need help figuring out what kind of tree I have

So when I dug this tree up from the base of my Mahogany tree I assumed it was growing from one of the seeds and was a mahogany tree as well. As you can tell it is not a mahogany tree at all but at ...
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What is this plant that resembles tomato and has small dark fruit?

I got lazy and let weeds takeover a bed near the porch that has some azaleas and perennials. When I went to pull some of the weeds, I noticed this ~3ft high plant that looks like a tomato plant. It is ...
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What is this purple-leafed (potted) plant?

What is this plant that I was given, please? If anyone could provide a particularly good guide to caring for it, that would also be great, but I'm expecting to just Google its name once I know what ...
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What is this weed and how do I get rid of it?

I'm located in northern Utah, USA. There is a weed which is proving difficult to control, which I haven't been able to identify. It is usually fairly easy to pull, but you only get a small bit of ...
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What is this (allegedly) mosquito-repellent trailing plant with dark green heart-shaped leaves?

I was given a plant a while back that I was told repels mosquitoes: The little I know about it: it has dark green heart shaped leaves that grow up to about 3½" wide by 4½" long (9cm by ...
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What is this mushroom?

This thing just popped up appeared near my bush roses. It looks like, well... Credit card size shown for reference -- so it's probably 10cm long tall and 1.5 cm wide at the shaft base. Geography = ...
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What is this tall plant with large leaves and long bunches of soft pink flowers?

Please can you help me identify this plant. The flowers are soft to touch.
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What is this yellow flower?

This yellow flower was growing in my yard in St Petersburg, Florida. It did not survive my xeriscaping.
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What is this white grub I found in my soil in southern England?

I found a white grub about an inch long, in my soil. At first I thought it looked like a wide, white prawn. It's not the long thin one with the brown head that I've seen online. I'm having trouble ...
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Vine-like, deep-rooted very aggressive weed - what is it and how do I get rid of it?

I've been trying to find out what weed this is (see photo), but I can't seem to find a definitive answer. The weed mainly grows in the hedges of the garden, and appears to be choking it. It twists up ...
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What is this stuff? Some kind of moss, lichen?

I found this stuff growing between and on the tiles in a moist, not too light corner of my garden. It looks funny, like a very small tropical island with palm trees :P I transplanted some of it in my ...
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What are these swirly green growths inside my bell peppers?

I occasionally discover swirly green growths inside my bell peppers, such as the ones pictured below. What are they exactly? Are they edible?
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What is the name of this plant with 5-petaled pink flowers?

What is the name of this plant? The image was from a China tour website, although it doesn't seem to be on that page anymore. I am not sure if it is also popular in America.
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What is this weed in my lawn and how do I control it?

I have this stuff growing throughout my yard. I live in Southern NJ, USA. It seems to only appear Mid/Late July - August. It grows in patches and if I don't pull, can spread pretty rapidly across ...

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