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Questions tagged [plant-identification]

Questions about identifying plants. Please write a descriptive title. Include at least one picture, more if possible. Include identifying features of the plant in the text. Please also add details such as location or weather conditions.

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What kind of berries are these purple and reddish with crown looking tops?

There are some 15ft tall shrubs/trees that have these purple and reddish of berries. The trees seem to be either 15ft tall or 3ft and they are growing next to a trail. The tree wood is a greyish brown ...
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Is there an app to identify flora and fauna

You often want to identify different flora and fauna while hiking. Since I have my smartphone with me either way, I would like to have an app to do so. Which apps tackle the described use-case and ...
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Plant Identification: Is this lemon balm?

It has the characteristics of lemon balm / mint, with square stems, but it doesn't have the lemon / mint smell. Also, its leaves seem to be more rounded, where lemon balm leaves have more of a pointed ...
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Identifying a plant seen in Cyprus

This plant was seen in Cyprus a few days ago and my girlfriend was wondering what it is. Is anyone able to identify it please?
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What is this plant with leaves that have serrated edges, and white flowers, found in Malaysia?

I am visiting some relatives in Malaysia. They introduced me to this plant and talk about the health benefits of consuming this plant. I am trying to find out more about this plant, but they could ...
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What are these small blue berries growing in clusters on a medium size bush in Southern Ontario, Canada?

These blue berries are growing in clusters on a medium size bush in Southern Ontario, Canada. What are they, and are they edible? Here are some details: The leafs are leathery and slippery. The ...
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What is this plant with fluffy white flowers in the Canadian Rockies?

I was hiking in the Ptolemy Plateau in the Canadian Rockies yesterday. There were all these plants that looked like something right out of a Dr. Seuss book. What are they?
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What are these clusters of tiny dark blue berries found in the Southern Canadian Rockies?

I was hiking in the Southern Canadian Rockies yesterday and was paying special attention to all the plants I'm not familiar with, one was these bushes with these clusters of tiny blue berries. The ...
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What is this plant in England with large veined leaves and multi-part buds?

I was wondering if anyone could help me identify what this plant is? We have found it growing in our garden in England a few times and are unsure what it could be.
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What is this really tall grass-like plant?

Where: North-central Massachusetts When: 8 April 2017 Whenever I'm out and about, I look at wetlands as I go by to see their general state, how much the invasive phragmites is pushing out the native ...
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What are these strange seeds that looks like a mini porcupine which you can find all over Germany?

These were in abundance throughout Germany and looks kinda strange.
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Plant identification methods

Can anyone explain the basic process of identifying plants. To assist I also am posting an unidentified plant photo. Can anyone identify it and explain the method and resources used? Thanks. ...
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What is this plant? Is it Poison Oak?

Yesterday, I was hiking on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge to help a friend locate an inherited parcel of land. We think we found it, based on a variety of documents and a few handy ...