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What is this plant?

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!
posted by carter on Aug 3, 2014 - 6 answers

What is this plant?

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!
posted by tsh on Jun 8, 2014 - 3 answers

Can you identify this plant?

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]
posted by burnfirewalls on Jan 30, 2014 - 5 answers

What's this little yellow flower?

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
posted by Greg Nog on Sep 18, 2013 - 12 answers

What is this tree/shrub thing?

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]
posted by dersins on Aug 24, 2013 - 8 answers

Identification of a wild plant

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.
posted by kirsti on Aug 22, 2013 - 9 answers

A Cassiopea Plant?

What plant is this? I only have a picture of the flower. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Aug 5, 2013 - 6 answers

What is this mushroom?

We have a mushroom growing in the ladies' toilets at work. My abilities to identify it have failed. [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey on Jun 24, 2013 - 4 answers

What kind of plant is this?

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?
posted by helicomatic on Jun 2, 2013 - 6 answers

Two plant growth oddities to ID (mold, fungus?) - Eastern Massachusetts

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]
posted by cocoagirl on May 13, 2013 - 6 answers

What kind of tree is this?

A friend wants to ID this tree that is in her yard in Austin, TX. Pictures of the tree in question. Thanks, AskMe!
posted by superlibby on Apr 1, 2013 - 6 answers

What the heck is this plant bubble thingy?

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]
posted by ErWenn on Oct 28, 2012 - 3 answers

[Name-that-plant-filter] What is this potted plant/tree?

[Name-that-plant-filter] What is this potted plant/tree? [more inside]
posted by tabubilgirl on Oct 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Plant ID

Horticurious: Please help me identify this plant that was growing among the catnip. [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Sep 15, 2012 - 6 answers

What plant is this? (KY)

What plant is this? [more inside]
posted by wanderingmind on Aug 26, 2012 - 8 answers

What flowers by the path?

What garden flowers are these, planted in a garden in the Netherlands? [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Jul 3, 2012 - 4 answers

ID this shrub

Shrub ID Filter: Can you identify this shrubbery? [more inside]
posted by rocketpup on Jun 29, 2012 - 9 answers

Elephant ear, or what?

Plant Identification Filter: All sources say "elephant ear plant", but we're not entirely sure that's it. [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky on Mar 30, 2012 - 11 answers

What are you, little green thing?

Plant identification filter! What is this plant that's growing in my garden? Do I want it? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Mar 3, 2012 - 10 answers

What is this plant of fungus?

What is this plant or fungus found in the Catskills of NY? [more inside]
posted by bdc34 on Jan 18, 2012 - 2 answers

What is this succulent plant?

What is this succulent plant? [more inside]
posted by buzzv on Sep 26, 2011 - 18 answers

What on earth did my son eat!?

Help me identify this weird thing that my son may have eaten!! [more inside]
posted by I_love_the_rain on Jun 29, 2011 - 19 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

PlantID filter

PlantID filter: what's this growing in my onions? [more inside]
posted by a robot made out of meat on Jun 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Mystery office plant

What is this mystery plant, and how can it be saved? [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on May 25, 2011 - 12 answers

office plant identification

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]
posted by the mad poster! on May 22, 2011 - 9 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

What weeds are these?

I'm having some trouble identifying two weeds in my yard/garden. [more inside]
posted by elsietheeel on Apr 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me identify this strange purple plant!

Help me identify this strange purple plant! [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Mar 5, 2011 - 4 answers

I need to identify a plant to figure out if it is bird safe.

I need to identify a plant to figure out if it is bird safe. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Calzephyr on Feb 7, 2011 - 11 answers

can you help me identify my plants?

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]
posted by anto1ne on Jan 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Plant identification

I have some plants I need to identify. In Toronto. [more inside]
posted by sgrass on Sep 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Name that shrub

Hi, can anyone please identify this flower/shrub? It's in Northern Virginia, and I took the picture a few days ago.
posted by bonsai forest on May 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Is it a bush? A tree? A whazzit?

Yet another plant identification question! [more inside]
posted by hecho de la basura on Apr 20, 2010 - 9 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

Name this plant/suggest similar ones

What kind of tree/plant is this? [more inside]
posted by melissasaurus on Oct 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Can you identify these plants?

Can you help me identify this berry plant in my backyard? [more inside]
posted by H. Roark on Aug 24, 2009 - 10 answers

Identify this houseplant please.

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)
posted by mrgoldenbrown on Jul 13, 2009 - 7 answers

What is this strange helicopter/fan/pinwheel-like fruit?

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]
posted by buttercup on Jul 9, 2009 - 3 answers

What the phlox?

Plant ID: Are these phlox? [more inside]
posted by bink on Apr 14, 2009 - 3 answers

What is this flower?

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

Alien Fruit Identifictation

My friend found this strange fruit somewhere in or around Oaxaca, Mexico. What is it?
posted by phrontist on Oct 11, 2008 - 6 answers

A prickly question . . .

Can you identify this type of thistle? [more inside]
posted by flug on Jul 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Another plant identification question.

Can you identify this shrub? [more inside]
posted by kiripin on Apr 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Can you identify this strange plant?

Can you identify this strange plant? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Gunn on Apr 28, 2007 - 4 answers

Botanical MeFites: please ID this plant

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.
posted by limeyboy on Nov 9, 2006 - 5 answers

Help me identify this plant.

What kind of plant is this? [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on May 5, 2006 - 14 answers

What is the name of this plant?

Please identify a plant for me given this description: [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Apr 6, 2006 - 8 answers

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