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Are these brown- and cream-colored beetles on my Okra a concern?

Those are leaf footed bugs, and yes, their sting will make the okra bumpy or cause it to be curved. I do not see any whiteflies.
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Need help identifying brown and white spots

White fly eggs (wipe off and squish) for anyone who comes across this post for their own plant now. The dark ones - not sure.
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What plants in are in the patch of ground behind my Beijing apartment?

Although it can be difficult to identify plants from photos without flowers, I think I can help with a few of them. Pictures 1 and 5- Some small bamboo and a blooming honeysuckle vine (Lonicera sp.). ...
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light yellow green growths on basil plant stem

Thanks, after a week more, it seems these are just adventitous roots! (They haven't turned brown, and are growing longer). Turns out the roots were feeling a bit suffocated. Once I loosened the soil, ...
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Unidentified indoor insects in my Click & Grow garden

The other option here would be to buy ladybug nymphs. They are commercially available. You can search for "live ladybug nymphs online" or similar. Once the aphid problem has been resolved,...
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Unidentified indoor insects in my Click & Grow garden

These are aphids, soft bodied insects that suck plant fluids and spread plant diseases. Control is easily done with soap and water and persistence. Create a solution of 5 ml dish soap to 1 liter of ...
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Are these weeds?

About the word "weeds" : Spontaneous plants are usually the indigenous (or previously sown, as @Ecnerwal stated) best fit for a particular patch of land. Considering that an uncovered soil ...
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Are these weeds?

You've got at least two different things circled, based on differences in the cotyledons. They are dicots (two cotyledons) so none of them are onion (a monocot, thus easily distinguished from any ...
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What’s this plant?

Looks like it could be peony, at a glance. Depending on how happy it is or isn't you might get some impressive flowers, or just foliage. Red start going green and general shape look correct based on ...
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light yellow green growths on basil plant stem

The hard brown lumps are likely adult scale insects - these affix to the stem and don't move. The yellowish green bumps on the stems are young scale insects and will eventually turn brown and fixed. ...
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Can you kindly tell the name of this plant?

If you are pointing at the red flower...well, that's a hibiscus flower. I can see the familiar woody stem and leaves of hibiscus along with probably some other plant... check yourself :) Wiki says: ...
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What type of Mulberry tree is this?

Everyone is wrong it's actually a native red mulberry. All you have to do is check the leaf, the red is hairy and light green, the white mulberry is smooth and dark green. To bad everyone ...
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Can someone help identify and diagnose this plant?

It looks like a mahonia of some kind to me. The problem might be sun, since mahonia are woodland plants. Give them some shade and a dressing of leaf mold and see if they recover. They do tolerate poor ...
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What woodland/marsh plant is this (in central New York)?

Veratrum viride, known as Indian poke, corn-lily, Indian hellebore, false hellebore, green false hellebore, or giant false-helleborine. It is considered highly poisonous if ingested.
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