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BotonyFilter: What is this baby tree (urban-wild in Vancouver, BC)?

This baby tree is (probably) in its second growing season. Can anyone identify the species? (urban-wild in Vancouver, BC) [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jul 24, 2014 - 3 answers

A budding question

Oh gardeners and florists and other plant people of Mefi, can you help me figure out what this flower is? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Apr 15, 2014 - 5 answers

Iceland, best time to visit and some other questions

I'm considering going to Iceland this summer and I have a few questions that haven't exactly been answered in the other threads and/or the the rest of the internet. For background, I'm traveling alone, planning on staying a week to ten days, and I'll be renting a vehicle. [more inside]
posted by buttercup on Feb 23, 2014 - 6 answers

Help me save this plant!

I have a very sad Peace Lily. Help me save her! [more inside]
posted by Perthuz on Oct 30, 2013 - 8 answers

SOFTWARE / RESOURCE SUGGESTIONS FOR BOTANY BEGINNER...

Any recommendations for a software program for managing photos, notes, etc., of plants I am learning about. Just recently developed an interest in Botany and don't really know where to begin. I have tons of photos, journal notes and websites bookmarked and am looking for a way to keep things together and organized so i can access all the info easier. Also looking for a reliable resource for identifying and learning more about the plants I find. Any other advice for a beginner would be appreciated as well...
posted by slowtree on May 28, 2013 - 2 answers

What does an elm look like?

I can't identify trees, bushes, shrubs, or flowers. How can I learn to do so on sight? [more inside]
posted by Rustic Etruscan on Dec 28, 2012 - 22 answers

Some info about carnivorous plants

I am a creative writer (NOT a gardener or botanist) and have some questions about carnivorous plants. I'm wondering what some of the more "out-there" examples of carnivorous plants are and how they work. I was also wondering how a person could modify a carnivorous plant so it doesn't eat insects (it doesn't matter if this would kill the plant; just need to know how to do it.) Have read wiki page and some other basic info. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Dec 22, 2012 - 10 answers

The House of Possums

Please identify this tree (3 photo imgur album) growing in my backyard in Sydney, Australia. [more inside]
posted by vidur on Oct 24, 2012 - 21 answers

Weird giant fig-things

What the heck is this mysterious fruit/vegetable? Pics inside. [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Oct 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Mystery weed ID

I need help identifying this plant: photo 1 / photo 2. It's growing on the edge of a parking lot in Largo, MD, USA.
posted by ryanshepard on Aug 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Strange Fruit

What is this fruit-bearing bush in the yard of my new house, and can I eat the fruit on it (when it ripens)? [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Jul 31, 2012 - 10 answers

Seed-filter: Can you ID this seed?

Seed-filter: Can you identify this seed (head-on, profile)? My mom came across this odd seed and is wondering what it is. I suggested that we plant it to figure out, but decided that Asking Metafilter might be a faster option.
posted by rdn on May 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Hard Candy Mysteriously Melts Over Day or Two After Bring Placed In Orange Peel

BotanyFilter: Why does hard candy melt when placed in an orange peel? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Apr 12, 2012 - 9 answers

Why do pine trees make a thumping noise?

Help me figure out why I hear and feel a thumping noise when I sit next to pine trees. [more inside]
posted by huxham on Mar 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Please help us save our conjugal oak tree!!!

Our conjugal oak tree is dying, and I'm devastated. Please help us save it!!! [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Feb 21, 2012 - 15 answers

What is this flower?

Help! Another flower identification question... [more inside]
posted by elisse on Oct 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Mystery Plant?

A friend sent this picture of a strange plant that he is trying to identify. He found it growing at his campsite almost underneath a tent that he had left up. He has asked a lot of people if they know what it is and no one has identified it yet. The closest anyone has come up with is that it might possibly belong to the same family..Monotropaceae.. as Indian Pipe. He said that it grew in relative darkness under the edge of the tent, probably had next to no water, and sprouted during the heat of August. The location is near Julian, CA about an hour's drive from San Diego, and the tent site is in a tree-shaded canyon high in the Cuyamaca Mountians at 4000 ft. Any ideas?
posted by archaic on Aug 24, 2011 - 6 answers

I would take you home with me, if I only knew your name.

Mefi botanists: what is this strange cactus-like vine-y plant? [more inside]
posted by The demon that lives in the air on Jun 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Purple Scourge

Please help us identify this flower that I just paid money for, that my parents claim is a scourge upon their yard at home. [more inside]
posted by Mizu on May 29, 2011 - 12 answers

What is this tree? (botany/architecture)

Please help me identify this plant, or what is the meaning behind my potential tattoo? (yes, these two are the same question) [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on May 18, 2011 - 26 answers

How do I move my plants cross-country?

How do I move my plants cross-country? [more inside]
posted by scazza on May 17, 2011 - 12 answers

What does an undergraduate biology lab inquiry look like?

What does an undergraduate biology lab inquiry look like? Help me work for free. [more inside]
posted by momus_window on May 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me start my environmental consulting career!

Help me start my environmental consulting career! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Please identify this plant for me

What flower / plant is this? The photo lightens the flowers; in real life they are dark, kind of electric cobalt.
posted by everichon on May 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Aside from mushrooms, are there any decorative houseplants I can grow in a dark and neglected apartment?

Does a dark and somewhat uninhabited apartment mean I can't have houseplants? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Apr 20, 2011 - 20 answers

Can you identify these houseplants?

Can you help me identify these houseplants? [more inside]
posted by jdruk on Jan 22, 2011 - 12 answers

The explorer's life, depicted in words and pictures.

Is there a term for travel accounts of explorers, both fictional and real-life? Also, tell me some of your favorites. [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Dec 11, 2010 - 22 answers

What kind of greenhouse for zone 5?

Our school in Salt Lake City is fundraising to build a greenhouse - what should we consider related to the actual construction/type of greenhouse? [more inside]
posted by _DB_ on Dec 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Historic plant reproductive variation diagrams or art

"That plants employ many different strategies to engage in sexual reproduction was used, from just a structural perspective, by Carolus Linnaeus (1735 and 1753) to propose a system of classification of flowering plants." - I would very much like to find period diagrams/drawings that depict this (as many of the varying sex types/methods possible) [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation on Oct 1, 2010 - 9 answers

What is this thing and can I eat it - part deux

SO what's this OTHER thing growing on my backyard tree. And more important, will I soon be able to eat it? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Sep 1, 2010 - 27 answers

Here we go gathering...

What is this mystery nut? [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Aug 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Can you identify this flower?

What kind of flower is this? [more inside]
posted by amro on Aug 1, 2010 - 7 answers

A huckleberry over my persimmon.

Where can I pick huckleberries in New York State that is accessible by public transportation and hiking? [more inside]
posted by jardinier on Jul 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Good books for gardening?

What are some good introductory gardening, botany/plant biology, herb/herbal medicine, or nutrition books? [more inside]
posted by hannahelastic on Feb 24, 2010 - 11 answers

A tree by any other name

Plantfilter: Can anyone identify the species of tree in this image? [more inside]
posted by CardinalRichelieuHandPuppet on Jan 24, 2010 - 18 answers

Or I could take many photos and have AskMe ID them all.

Where can I take a summer graduate course in field botany (or something similar)? [more inside]
posted by pemberkins on Jan 18, 2010 - 5 answers

BotanyFilter

What kind of vine is this? [more inside]
posted by range on Dec 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Put a spell on the John?

Can anyone tell me what kind of plant this is? [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Nov 26, 2009 - 6 answers

What's that plant?

What is this weird-looking flowering plant? [more inside]
posted by giraffe on Oct 13, 2009 - 7 answers

More importantly, can we garnish a cocktail with it?

Found this mutant-cherry fruit on a tree near Laurelhurst Park in Portland, Oregon today. Can you identify it? Can we eat it?
posted by halogen on Sep 30, 2009 - 13 answers

Drugs are bad, mmmkay?

Recommend an excellent, comprehensive book on the history of antibiotics? [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities on Aug 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Don't bogart the pot(s)!

Can anyone identify this plant? [more inside]
posted by applemeat on Aug 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Intellectual histories of the natural sciences?

Any recommendations for books giving a general history of any of the natural sciences, with a particular attention to how the great biologists, botanists, and zoologists, etc. approached problems of classification and conceptualization of their phenomena (e.g. like how Linnaeus came up with his taxonomy)? Not looking for great technical detail so much as how these scientists thought and responded to each others' thoughts.
posted by shivohum on Jul 12, 2009 - 17 answers

What is this plant?

My parents recently noticed a few strange plants sprouting up in the middle of their lawn. This one has grown from nothing to around a foot high in three weeks. Can anyone ID it? They're in the Boston area, if knowing the region helps.
posted by dfan on Jun 16, 2009 - 7 answers

What kind of cactus is this?

What kind of cactus is this, and how do I care for it?
posted by zembla3 on Mar 16, 2009 - 5 answers

What is this flower?

FlowerFilter: Can you identify this flower? [more inside]
posted by anifinder on Mar 15, 2009 - 8 answers

Strange Tree. What is it?

I was at the Bogor Daily Photo blog earlier today and saw a picture of a 'Strange Tree' that one of the site's contributors, Alaya, posted with the words " found the tree with strange fruit on the road near botanical garden. anyone know what kind of tree is it? ". I waited the whole day but no answer was forthcoming . I thought it looks like a fruit-bearing parasitic plant that i might have seen somewhere before.The photo piqued my curiosity so I thought I will ask the Mefites. I am sure Alaya will be ever so thankful too. :)
posted by kryptos on Dec 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Anybody know what kind of plant this is?

Anybody know what kind of houseplant this is? (I inherited it when I bought my house). Thx!
posted by Misciel on Oct 28, 2008 - 14 answers

What plants could symbolize the names Evan and Nathaniel?

I want to do something (maybe embroidery, maybe a tattoo, maybe plant a garden) with plants that symbolize my three children. My youngest is named Rosemary, so that's quite easy, but I am having a harder time coming up with plants that would symbolize the names Evan and Nathaniel. I've googled and had no luck. I'm looking for something that contains the names, or something recognizably similar to them in the common or botanical name, or maybe a plant that is somehow associated with those names, or... anything you can think of. And the plants probably shouldn't look odd with a Rosemary plant next to it.
posted by Shoeburyness on Aug 1, 2008 - 9 answers

ID this little white flower?

Flower Identification filter: What is this plant? [more inside]
posted by MaudB on Jul 16, 2008 - 7 answers

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