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 3ft high, stalky plant, with mid sized narrow leaves?

Please help me identify this plant. I live in west-central Maryland. These guys are growing in a full sun area. It is about 3' high, stalky, has leafy long, slender, point leaves. We planted a ...
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Identifying Broad-Leaf Plant/Weed

I'm in the process of systematically removing all the weeds from my backyard -- starting with dandelions and thistle. All of a sudden, this thing sprouted in the middle of a bare patch. What on earth ...
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What is this 10ft high decorative tree?

Zone 7. What is this decorative tree in a park?
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What is this white foam under my tree?

South Florida. Photo of tree that I can't identify. It's been raining heavily for twelve hours and this white foam has appeared on the trunk, possibly due to water dripping. What is this foam? I'...
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What is this brown seed pod found under a large evergreen tree?

Please help me to identify the seed. I was thinking it was a sweetgum tree of some kind, but then it is a bit different, so I remain in doubts. I attach the image of the pod and the tree under which ...
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Insect Friend or Foe on Rose, Santa Cruz, California

I noticed this small (~1cm long) insect on my rose bush in Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A.. I also noticed that all the scales, usually infesting my rose, were missing. I was pleased and am currently ...
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What is the name of this pinkish flower?

I am wondering what the name of this flower is. What is the name of the flower?
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What is this succulent with dark green paired ovate leaves?

What is the name of the following plant?
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What is this cactus with paper-looking spindles sticking out all around?

I bought this cactus a while ago and never knew the name of the species. Can someone help me with the name of the plant? A small clone of it is growing on the top of the plant. Should I cut it and ...
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Need some help identifying a plum tree

Location: Maine Fruit: very small - blue/purple, small, oblong Blooms: small, white Leaves: small Tree: more bush like - no single trunk, 4-5 main branches split off at base at ground 10' tall/...
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What's eating my Peaches?

Several of my peaches have this crystalised goop on the outside, as seen in the first picture. Cutting the peach open reveals some kind of bug trail. The hole the bug made is full of the sticky goop ...
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What variety is this curvy courgette / zucchini with a bulge at the flower end?

This is a picture of courgette/zucchini from a plant I bought but no longer have the tag for. The shape shown is the same as every other courgette from the plant. They look like a coat hook to me! ...
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What is this houseplant with leaves that grow in a circular pattern?

Does anyone know what kind of plant this is? Note that it will most likely bloom, something I've never seen it do, and I've had it for many years!
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What is name of this plant?

I have this plant in my garden, I am looking for the name of the purple, small leaf plant. I like it very much. It is like creeping plant, but I don't know its name, please does someone know what it ...
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Edible Desert Plant

I came across this very interesting looking plant while browsing the Internet. Apparently, it is edible (seeds, plants, and maybe the pod), but I just can't find the name of it. It grows in the desert,...
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What is this hanging succulent plant?

Seen in a Botanical Garden - which species is it?
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What is this small plant with large dark green leaves, and how do I care for it?

A friend just gave me one of her houseplants during her move to another apartment. She doesn't know what the name of this plant is and she didn't give me any instructions on how to care for it. The ...
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What is this plant with no leaves and a thick red stalk?

We live in a lodgepole pine forest and this plant is popping up everywhere. Is this a fungus of some kind?
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What plant is this ; white /pink flowers grow from leaf margin

What plant is this? It has white /pink flowers growing from the leaf margin. It loves water, and shows an irregular growth habit. I was told it is from Vietnam.
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What is this plant/bush found in Eastern Europe?

Does anybody know what this plant is? I took these pictures today in Moldova, Eastern Europe. it's a bush, 1.5 meters tall, the leave size of my hand, there were more of them growing from the root ...
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What is this weed with ribbed stems and whorls of 1“ to 2” long thin leaves?

Lately this weed has been growing all over my property. It is bright green, has tiny white flowers and kind of creeps along the ground as vines. It comes up fairly easily in clumps when I pull it, ...
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Can someone help me identify this type of fennel / aniseed?

This plant grows in large amounts near where I live, and I want to learn more about it. It smells very good and I would like to know what its possible uses are. I believe it is a type of aniseed or ...
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Is this a tiny Bloodgood maple sapling? How should I care for it?

While mowing the lawn yesterday, my husband stumbled across this tiny plant. It's barely two inches tall. Some people down the street have a beautiful large tree that looks like a Bloodgood maple, and ...
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Can this tree be an eucalyptus tree growing in Central Europe?

I have this tree in my garden. The previous owner, who planted it, told me it is a kind of eucalyptus. When rubbing a leave between the fingers it indeed has the smell I know of eucalyptus-sweets. 3 ...
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What's this plant with long pink hanging blossoms?

In my garden I have a small bed of flowers pictured below. I don't know what the plant is, so I don't know whether I can move it or not. The blossoms are long, pink, hang down and almost touch the ...
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What are these fruits / berries from the Rocky Mountain National Park?

While hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park, we came across the following berries / fruits. What are they? Some info: The berries/fruits were relatively squishy. The inside ...
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What is this columnar cactus?

I am trying to identify my cactus that I planted when I xeriscaped last year. I never saved the little stick thing. I thought it was just a saguaro variation, but then it popped out all these red ...
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What or who is causing these small poop-like balls of soil below the pot?

What is this poop-like sand doing in my pot saucer/tray? I saw them today. I lifted the pot(Dracaena Reflexa [Song of India]) and couldn't find a bug or anything. So I thought maybe it's the sand ...
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What is this pale mint green shrub with hay-colored booms from Tenerife, Canary Islands?

What is this pale mint green shrub that has hay-colored booms? It seems to thrive on lava fields and develops lignified stems. It can be found around 28.266°,-16.588° in Teide National Park on ...
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Identifying types of mints in my garden

I plant several types of mints in my garden but the naming keeps confusing me. There are some types that I thought I know the names but then searching through the Internet shown that the known names ...
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What is this bulb with pink single flowers and glossy strap-like leaves?

I live in Sri Lanka. But this is not a local plant. Can anyone point out the name of the plant of this flower. The leaves of the plants are pointed with red arrows. The leaves of the plant are only ...
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Identify this seed pod

We got a bouquet of cut flowers from someone attending a party we were hosting. It included this thing which I assume is a seed pod of some sorts. It feels sort of like a baloon in that it is ...
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Identification of houseplant and diagnosis of its discontent

About a week ago, I was given a houseplant (pictured), with the instructions to water it twice a week. Unfortunately, it seems to be fading fast - its leaves are drooping and the flowers are turning ...
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What is this moss-like plant?

I found this weird mossy plant growing in my pot. It has a cool shape actually. There are crater-like pits on its leaf. I really liked it and want to know its name. I live in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Are these succulent plants Sempervivum?

I have these succulents and I don't know their name. The big one on the left is Haworthia attenuata, but the small ones are a mystery to me. Usually their leaves are curved upwards, but now are ...
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Are these brown- and cream-colored beetles on my Okra a concern?

I found these beetles on my Okra this morning. Can anyone identify them? I just moved to central Texas (north of Austin) Are they predatory? Or, are they going to eat my plants? And if so, what ...
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What is this plant with serrated leaves and small white/yellow flowers?

Can you help me identify this plant? It opens in the morning and closes in the afternoon. It is growing in my backyard in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It started growing a few months ago, it does not ...
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What is this shrub with pink buds that open into green leaves?

I just bought my house last summer and I have no idea what this bush in my yard is that has pink buds that open into green leaves. I live in Michigan where we've had a cold spring so it's just now ...
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What is the name of this fragrant and edible plant?

It has a fragrance and it's also edible, I suspect it could be Mentha Longifolia, but I'm not sure. I try to propagate it through placing it in a cup filled with water near the window in order to get ...
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What is this (tropical?) plant called?

Does anyone know what this plant is called? It looks tropical-ish to me, but I don't know. Some bromeliad, maybe? I don't have access to the plant shown in the picture, BTW. I found the picture ...
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What is this white growth on my euphorbia stenoclada (spiky succulent)?

I picked up this plant from a plant shop in Phoenix. This white scaly stuff seems to be spreading. I had a second plant just like this that had much more growth on it and it eventually died. I'm ...
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Are both of these patches crabgrass?

I have what appears to be, two types of crabgrass growing. One with thicker, longer, higher blades. Another with skinnier, shorter blades. I have seen the "real crabgrass video", but still not able ...
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Identification of plant that caused injury (possibly phytophotodermatitis)

My son picked a leaf off this plant and rubbed it on his face to see how soft it was (bad idea, I know). Within 12 hours he had a lesion with weeping blisters which we suspect is photosensitive. A ...
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Mystery plant misidentified as dragonfruit

Is it even a house plant? It was labeled as "florist" on the price tag so the staff weren't so sure about its' origins and suggested that it might be a dragonfruit or similarly related plant. -I did ...
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Is any of this a Fern?

A couple of months ago I planted some silver fern spores. For a while nothing happened, but now I have 2 different types of plants growing in my pot, and I'm not sure if I should be removing one of ...
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What is this plant growing in my backyard? I believe it's some kind of vegetable

Does anyone recognize this plant? I'm on Los Angeles, CA
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What is this incredibly efficient ground cover?

I moved some soil from one part of my garden to another recently. This seems to have caused fairly aggresive appearing of this ground cover (weed?): (leaves are smallish, 1cm long) In next two ...
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What is this plant with opposite leaves, dark stems and dark leaf venation?

This is a full shade loving plant. I want to know its name and if it flowers.
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What fern is this?

The plant was purchased from the Government Plant Nursery in Bryant Park, Kodaikanal town, in Tamil Nadu, India about 1 to 2 years ago. Since the Tamil language is very different and the in-charge ...
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Tree identification

Can anyone say with certainty what this species of tree this is, found in Northern Michigan? The pic was taken today. Thank you in advance.

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