Brenn
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What is this monster thistle-like weed?
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After a bit of research, I believe my suspicion was correct. It seems to me that you have Tall Blue Lettuce (Lactuca biennis). Wikipedia article: Lactuca biennis is a North American species of ...

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What are these small brown curved seeds?
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They look like Lunaria (Money Plant) seeds to me. They could be one of many other species, but I'd bet on Money Plant. They're often traded because of their easy culture and their novelty factor. You ...

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What is this brown seed pod found under a large evergreen tree?
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This is Casuarina equisetifolia or "Australian Pine". It's an invasive species from Australia. See Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Here's a nice anecdote by someone else who was ...

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Identifying these Pink and White Flowers
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This is a Spiraea shrub. Here is a general article on the genus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiraea. There are 10s of species and probably hundreds of cultivars. One of the most common garden ...

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What is the name of this pinkish flower?
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This is Nelumbo nucifera, the Sacred Lotus. Wikipedia article: Nelumbo nucifera, also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, or simply lotus, is one of two species of aquatic plant ...

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Need help identifying this plant
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This is Equisetum arvense, the field horsetail or common horsetail. It is a herbaceous perennial plant, native throughout the arctic and temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. ~Wikipedia ...

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What is this brown, 4-pointed seed pod?
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These are seeds from Trapa natans or "Water Caltrop" or "European Water Chestnut". You're good at finding invasive plant seeds! :)

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Identify fruit from climbing plant, similar to a mix of soursop, carambola and passionfruit
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This is Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) - Wikipedia. "Momordica charantia, known as bitter melon, bitter gourd, bitter squash, or balsam-pear, has names in other languages which have entered ...

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Plant with pink five-petalled flowers and waxy ovate leaves
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This is Catharanthus roseus, commonly known as the Madagascar periwinkle or rosy periwinkle. It is native and endemic to Madagascar, but grown elsewhere as an ornamental and medicinal plant, a source ...

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What is this choko-like vine, and how can I get rid of it and ensure it doesn't return?
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This is Araujia sericifera. Its common names include Moth Plant, White Bladderflower, Common Moth Vine, Cruel Vine and False Choko. Here is some basic information about eradication of it: Weedbusters....

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Help identify blue flowers that look like Hydrangea
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This is a "silk", dried and dyed or otherwise replication of a Hydrangea.

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What is this pale mint green shrub with hay-colored booms from Tenerife, Canary Islands?
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It's Erysimum scoparium, (alhelí del Teide, Canary Islands' Wallflower). It's an endemic plant to the Islands and found at higher altitutes there.

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Unknown flower in Belarus
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This is Shoofly Plant (Nicandra physalodes). "Nicandra is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family containing the single species Nicandra physalodes. It is known by the common ...

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What is this extremely drought-tolerant bush with yellow flowers?
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I believe this to be Acacia wirilda or retinoides or pycnantha. As I mentioned in my comment to your question, the Acacia genus is huge and it could be one of many. But I truly think that this is an ...

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What is this herbaceous plant that I grew from seeds?
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This is Dianthus barbatus, commonly know as "Sweet William". Wikipedia article: Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William) is a species of Dianthus native to southern Europe and parts of Asia which has ...

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What is this plant/bush found in Eastern Europe?
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Update 2019, see below: I think this is a young Whitebeam. Perhaps Sorbus hybrida or S. latifolia or S. intermedia.

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Please help me identify this weed and what herbicide I can use to get rid of it in St. Augustine Grass
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It's Commelina diffusa (aka communis). Some advice for control: PDF And here: Asiatic Dayflower The Little Beauty that Caused So Much Confliction Wikipedia: Commelina diffusa, sometimes known as the ...

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How can I tell if a plant is goldenrod or ragweed?
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None of these pictures show ragweed. These are all goldenrod. Goldenrod can be allergenic but has pollen too heavy to be carried by wind and is very much unlikely a culprit of hay fever. Ragweed ...

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Minty smelling plant with white and pink flowers
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Yup. It's Salvia "Hot Lips" "Delicate red and white blooms create a stunning show throughout summer. Some flowers will bloom in solid red color attracting bees and hummingbirds. With a little ...

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What is this plant with lobed leaves and pink flowers?
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This is a Gerbera daisy (Gerbera Jamesonii, Gerbera Viridifolia, Gerbera hybrida, and more). Fertilize them every two weeks with all-purpose water-soluble fertilizer. Water regularly to make sure the ...

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What is this tall plant with large leaves and long bunches of soft pink flowers?
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Without disrepsect for your answer, @J. Musser, This plant is actually Persicaria orientalis, formerly Polygonum orientale as noted by @Mayra, commonly known as "Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate". ...

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Do succulents need to be kept out of the pot for some time before re-potting?
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The rationale is simply to allay as much chance for rot as possible. Succulents in particular are susceptible to rot and newly-broken roots from them, especially so. Also, it's purported that the dry ...

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What is this tall perennial with fragrant white flowers?
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I am confident that this is Valeriana officinalis. "Valerian is a perennial flowering plant, with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers that bloom in the summer. Valerian flower extracts ...

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What is this potted plant with dark green leaves and clumps of red flowers?
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This is a Kalanchoe blossfeldiana or Christmas Kalanchoe. It could be one of many cultivars. It is characterized by its succulent leaves, brilliantly colored 4 petal flowers. It requires little ...

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Centering Opuntia Cactus
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I think, from the sound of your request, that you'd be happier with a centered plant. Centering, however, will not prevent the plant from tilting and perhaps even falling from weight as it grows (a ...

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What's this large tree with wrinkled brown fruit in Somaliland?
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This is a Neem Tree, (Azadirachta indica or Melia azedarach). There are other posts about this tree on this site. Search "Melia" or "Neem".

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ID this Korean Roadside Plant by it's Tiny Seeds (Possibly Edible)
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After some thought, I'd like to suggest that these are Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) seeds. It is most certainly not a Cassia as Cassia belongs to a Family of plants that have pea-like pods. ...

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Identify plant (tree)
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I believe that you most certainly have either a Ceiba or Bombax here. The leaves of several species of both genera are very similar and would most likely require a flower for positive ID. Hindi ...

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What is this low-growing bush with variegated leaves and red berries?
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Without disrespect to your answer Sue, I do believe that this is actually a variegated form of Holly (Ilex spp.). Upon closeup of some of the leaves, you will see the telltale leaf spines. Also, ...

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What is this Vine-type plant growing on my Jacaranda tree?
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I believe this to be an epiphytic fern and not an orchid. Most likely Pyrrosia. Please see What is this epiphytic climbing fern with narrow leathery leaves, found in Thailand?

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