I moved into a great new place yesterday, with a garden. I have hit the Holy Grail of Paris-area apartments. However. Garden has plants from previous tenant. I have cats. Cats will nom the plants. I'm unfamiliar with a few of the plants, and am particularly worried about curious noms of this one. MeFi, can my cats eat these? Or should I remove them? [more inside]
These leaves have been sitting in water for almost a year after being included as part of a flower arrangement. They have not formed any roots in the water, but recently started growing new leaves out of some buds in the bottom of each leaf. Can you identify them? Photos: 1 2 3 . Thank you,
This plant suddenly appeared in my community garden/allotment. It has sprays of tiny white buds, that open into tiny white flowers with five petals. Inside there's a small green fruits (?) that look like small tomatoes and have grown to about 6mm-7mm (about 0.25 inches). Any ideas what it is? - Thanks!
I bought this plant from the florists but it didn't come with a tag so I don't know how often to water it. Can anyone identify it? Thanks!
I received several plants from a friend of mine to start my indoor garden. Neither of us knows what type of plant this is, despite hours of trawling gardening websites. Photo. [more inside]
Some neighbor dropped off this flowering plant (picture 1, picture 2), and I'm trying to figure out what it is, and (BONUS QUESTION) whether it's toxic to the cats. Little four-petalled yellow flowers, thick waxy-feeling leaves, roughly a foot tall in its pot. Okay thanks for reading, for your time here's a nice pic of Thunder Perfect Cat on cat tranquilizers
I am trying to identify a tree (or shrub thing pruned into a vaguely tree-like shape) that I walk by every day. It has purplish/magenta-ish blossoms and it smells lovely. No it is not a lilac. It is currently in bloom (in the Pacific Northwest). Pics inside. [more inside]
I am trying to identify a wild plant at the edge of my property. I live in Montreal. The plant is growing under the canopy of a large maple, and it is growing as a thick colony. The plant resembles honewort (AKA wild chervil – Cryptotaenia canadensis), but it does not have a taproot. Instead, it has rather thin, shallow, spreading roots that seem to give rise to new plants. Each plant consists of three or four smooth stems. At the top of each stem is a leaf divided into three leaflets. Cross-sectionally, the stems are triangular. The leaves and stems smell somewhat like parsley or celery when crushed. Although this colony has been on my property for many years, I have never noticed any flowers, which suggests that they are small and inconspicuous. The plants are presently 30 to 35 cm tall. Please see attached photos. Thanks for your help.
We have a mushroom growing in the ladies' toilets at work. My abilities to identify it have failed. [more inside]
I inherited an existing plot in a community garden a few weeks ago, and there was a medium sized plant that seemed pretty established, so I left it alone. It is now an extremely large plant. The vines have fine spiky hairs, and the leaves are about 5 inches long, with 3 or 5 lobes and serrated edges. Does anyone recognize it?
I'm trying to identify two separate growths I'm unfamiliar with, just for curiosity's sake. The first is a tight, cauliflower-like dome found on the base of a cut tree trunk. The second formed tiny red "spears" on a weed leaf. Pics within. [more inside]
A friend wants to ID this tree that is in her yard in Austin, TX. Pictures of the tree in question. Thanks, AskMe!
What the heck is this plant bubble thingy? It's sitting in a vase at a restaurant in Bloomington, Indiana next to some little purple flowers (probably a different plant). It's pale green and purple with little hairs on it. It's about the size of a racquetball. [more inside]
Horticurious: Please help me identify this plant that was growing among the catnip. [more inside]
What garden flowers are these, planted in a garden in the Netherlands? [more inside]
Shrub ID Filter: Can you identify this shrubbery? [more inside]
Plant Identification Filter: All sources say "elephant ear plant", but we're not entirely sure that's it. [more inside]
Plant identification filter! What is this plant that's growing in my garden? Do I want it? [more inside]
What is this succulent plant? [more inside]
Help me identify this weird thing that my son may have eaten!! [more inside]
What is this mystery plant, and how can it be saved? [more inside]
could you help me identify these two species of plants I picked up? they were sold to me as hardy office plants: image. That’s an indoor bamboo on the top left but there’s two of the same species on the bottom left that I’d like to identify, and one on the bottom right. Thanks! [more inside]
Please help me identify this plant, or what is the meaning behind my potential tattoo? (yes, these two are the same question) [more inside]
I'm having some trouble identifying two weeds in my yard/garden. [more inside]
Help me identify this strange purple plant! [more inside]
I need to identify a plant to figure out if it is bird safe. Thanks! [more inside]
I slowly discover that caring for plants is not always as easy as water and light, so I would like to identify my indoor plants to know better how to care for them. can you help ? [more inside]
I have some plants I need to identify. In Toronto. [more inside]
Hi, can anyone please identify this flower/shrub? It's in Northern Virginia, and I took the picture a few days ago.
Yet another plant identification question! [more inside]
Where can I take a summer graduate course in field botany (or something similar)? [more inside]
Please identify this houseplant. This tall and skinny houseplant intrigues me, and I would like to get my own. Who can tell me what it is, and possibly where I would go to get one? (i am a plant newb)
A friend of mine made this mobile for my soon-to-be-born baby's nursery from found objects on hiking trips in several states. One of the dangly(sp?) things is this weird pinwheel shaped fruit. Its about 5" across and as you can see the pods dehisced along the one edge--no seeds were found in the fruit. He thinks he found it either in California or Nevada (or the desert SW). [more inside]
Plant ID: Are these phlox? [more inside]
My friend found this strange fruit somewhere in or around Oaxaca, Mexico. What is it?
Can you identify this strange plant? [more inside]
BotanicalFilter: What kind of plant is this? Posted a photo of an unknown (because I'm ignorant of such things) plant found in Southern Spain to Flickr. Now other Flickr-ites and botanists are arguing over the correct identification: Carob or Tamarind seem favourite. Do Mefites know better? Photo and comments so far at http://www.flickr.com/photos/andresv/290458848/. Comments on this forum or flickr welcome. Thanks.
Please identify a plant for me given this description: [more inside]