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What's this weird fruiting vine?

Help me identify this plant! [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl on Oct 26, 2014 - 4 answers

Identify this tree with berries

This tree has lived for 10+ years in my backyard, and we're getting a dog. Is this tree safe? Pics and details inside. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Sep 20, 2014 - 4 answers

Do I eat or water this bunch of "organic produce"?

A friend left a huge bag of produce from the farmers market on my doorstep, but I have no idea what this is. Do you? [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Aug 28, 2014 - 13 answers

Well, at least it covers the chain link fence.

Plantfilter: What is this large flowering leafy bean plant in our yard? The plant in question (scroll down, it's an album of pics) is a large, leafy beast growing up and over our back fence in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by erst on Aug 14, 2014 - 5 answers

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

Mystery Pepper

Help me identify the mystery pepper plant I am growing in my backyard! Pictures: 1, 2, 3. [more inside]
posted by research monkey on Jul 22, 2014 - 10 answers

What is this plant? PacNW, Gigantic

This plant lives near me and has returned for several summers. The photo was taken about three weeks ago - the blossom is now gone. The blossom was about a foot long - I joked that it was a Venus Flytrap for people. What is it?!?
posted by bq on Jul 5, 2014 - 7 answers

Appropriate flower or plant birthday gift for friend

A dear friend of mine is turning forty-mumble-something tomorrow. We are getting together to celebrate this weekend, but I would like to send flowers or a plant to her office on her actual birthday. Would it be awkward to receive flowers from someone who is not a significant other? (We really are just friends - no romantic undertones.) Are there only certain kinds of flowers that would work? I am leaning toward sending her a nice plant, but not sure if plants are reserved for condolences/sympathy. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Munching Langolier on Jun 30, 2014 - 22 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

What decorative plant is this?

What decorative plant is this? [more inside]
posted by just.good.enough on Jun 4, 2014 - 6 answers

Can i heal this dying cactus?

The house I live in was flipped and landscaped with these cactuses before we moved in. The largest one seems to be dying. It looks rotten in the center and even has some mold. I suspect the recent heavy rains and lack of good drainage. The question I have is two fold: Is it possible to fix this guy, or is he a goner? If I do replace the plant, what kind of plant is it, and how should i prevent this from happening again? Here are some pictures of the plant.
posted by jonclegg on Jun 1, 2014 - 10 answers

What are these weird things growing by my chrysanthemums?

Garden experts: do you have any idea what these odd, ugly objects are growing in our garden? They have appeared in just the past few days next to a couple of mums. They look totally spooky. Are they a danger to our garden plants? [more inside]
posted by apennington on May 26, 2014 - 14 answers

What/why are these mushrooms growing in my rubber plant?

I've raised my beloved rubber plant from a little 5" guy to fine young lad of almost 5'. I noticed today that there are now little mushrooms growing on him! WTF. Is this bad for my plant & should I do something about it? Is it an indicator of something wrong in its environment? Album here. [more inside]
posted by danny the boy on May 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Good Plant for Apartment

Any suggestions for a good apartment plant? Minimal light and minimal fuss preferred. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on May 18, 2014 - 19 answers

Common wildflower identification, Europe

Hello, can anyone please tell me what this flower is called? [more inside]
posted by runincircles on Apr 9, 2014 - 5 answers

What is this herb/green?

Help me identify this food plant based on a picture. [more inside]
posted by moonroof on Apr 3, 2014 - 13 answers

What plant is this?

This flicker is sitting on a plant. What is it? Here's where the bird may be found.
posted by Listener on Mar 8, 2014 - 3 answers

Don't die, little cacti

So I have this little plant that I got a few years ago and I sort of... forgot about him a lot. I know I know - I'm a bad plant mom! He's been up on a window sill tucked behind a curtain so I only remembered to water him very occasionally. Is he dead? Or can he be saved? Does anyone know what type of cacti or succulent (shows what I know, right?) this is, and how much I should be watering him? Also since it's been a while - would replanting help?
posted by cristinacristinacristina on Feb 4, 2014 - 7 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

Gardenfilter: please help me save this plant!

I have had this plant for 12 years, I am attached to it. I don't know what kind of a plant it is, but it is in rough shape. [more inside]
posted by ibakecake on Jan 17, 2014 - 14 answers

Help me find a Plant of the Month Club for a gardener's gift!

I'm looking for recommendations for a monthly subscription club that ships live plants suitable to be replanted outside or, at a minimum, kept alive on a porch or window. Cut flowers won't work here, I want to give a gardener a steady stream of projects and surprises for 2014. Mid-Atlantic region of the east coast if it helps. Thanks you so much in advance! This is a bear of a bunch of search terms.
posted by troublewithwolves on Dec 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Low-care pet?

Visited a fellow window-less office and saw a small, apparently forgotten jar tucked behind their computer. Upon inquiry, my coworker pulled it out and was astonished that the little shrimp-things and plants inside were still alive and madly swimming around. He told me he thinks it was a kit one of them got in the mail. I want something like this. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Dec 18, 2013 - 17 answers

Plant ID - Like Plantago but Is it?

What is this plant - can some one tell me? Tiny burrs like those of cleavers - little yellow flowers. [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Nov 10, 2013 - 6 answers

What are these bugs and how do I kill them?

My hot pepper plant has gross little bugs on the undersides of some of its leaves since I brought it indoors for the winter last week. Pic 1, Pic 2. I also have little fruit flies (or gnats?) that I would like to kill that live in my aloe, mint, and sage. That funnel trick everyone recommends killed some but not nearly all. What can I spray on the plant and soil to get rid of the bugs and larvae without poisoning myself (when I eat the peppers/herbs) or the plants?
posted by rmless on Nov 7, 2013 - 10 answers

Namethisplantfilter

A friend took this picture this weekend in Berkeley Park, in Portland, OR. What is this awesome plant?
posted by mollymayhem on Oct 20, 2013 - 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

Plant Identification Help

My son and I saw an unusual plant on our walk tonight (Seattle, urban area). The outside looks like an orange plum but the inside looks like pomegranate seeds. I've tried various "Plant Identification" sites, etc, but with no luck. Please help?
posted by dotgirl on Sep 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Identification of a wild plant

This bit of invasive greenery has been occupying a growing corner of my back yard. In the spirit of this excellent previous question I'm hoping someone knows what it is. [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Aug 27, 2013 - 9 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

It looks like a mini baobab tree?

What is this plant?? It looks like a mini baobab tree, and is 6 or inches high. [more inside]
posted by shinyshiny on Aug 2, 2013 - 2 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

How can I make this plant happy?

I thought Norfolk Island Pines were supposed to be relatively easy! [more inside]
posted by rawralphadawg on Jun 17, 2013 - 5 answers

Identify this plant

Can you identify this plant with only two crappy photos? [more inside]
posted by spork on Jun 16, 2013 - 6 answers

What is this fruit tree?

We're about to move to a house with this fruiting tree in the backyard. It's in San Francisco, fairly deep into the West-side fog belt. What is it?
posted by toxic on Jun 16, 2013 - 4 answers

Venus Flytrap in the Office?

Any advice on having a carnivorous plant in the office? My understanding is that if it's directly under a fluorescent light it may be okay. Also, any studies on how many flies one might eat? [more inside]
posted by Caravantea on Jun 6, 2013 - 13 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

One of those mystery plant questions

Asking for a friend. Her aunt has had this plant for 25 years at her house in La Jolla, CA. This is the first time the plant has bloomed. Any ideas what it is?
posted by ephemerista on May 29, 2013 - 4 answers

What is growing on my window sill?

Can you help me identify this herb with the tiny leaves and big taste? The largest leaves are around .25" / .5 cm, and it tastes lemony, peppery, zesty, kind of sharp. [more inside]
posted by taz on May 26, 2013 - 11 answers

How do I fix this overgrown plant that won't sit upright?

In my office, there's this crazy plant that become quite overgrown. There's a stem that I think should be sitting upright, but the leaves are so overgrown that it has become top-heavy and everything simply spills over the side. I tried staking the plant upright, but it fell over after a few days. Here's a photo of the plant. [more inside]
posted by scottso17 on May 14, 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

Is this plant the Brazilian Pepper tree, or something else entirely?

My friend in LA is wondering if she can eat this plant. [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell on May 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Can you identify this plant that's taking over my yard?

If my yard is France, this rhizome is Germany. It's between one and two feet tall when fully grown, and produces a single, smallish dark pink flower. Photo here. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on May 3, 2013 - 3 answers

Aloe, aloe, aloe

Put aloe plants outside, they turned brownish and don't look happy. Can I save them? [more inside]
posted by zadcat on May 2, 2013 - 6 answers

My corn plant is pissed and I don't know what's wrong ...

What's wrong with my corn plant? The tips are all burnt and dead. I definitely do not over-water it ever since this happened - am I simply under-watering it? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Apr 27, 2013 - 6 answers

Is this anthracnose on my Japanese maple?

What is eating my acer palmatum? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Apr 21, 2013 - 2 answers

What is this mystery plant growing in my kitchen?

So, I tried growing a pineapple from the store via this Pinterest link. Well the pineapple died, but something else started growing in its place, but I have no idea what it is. Can y'all identify it? If so, what should I do with it? Thanks!
posted by patheral on Apr 11, 2013 - 12 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

Vine Plant Growing in the Field - Help ID

There is a small, low growing vine plant growing outside freely in the wild that appears to be some kind of bean. But is it? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Mar 8, 2013 - 7 answers

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