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hello everybody!
we received the seed of this plant roughly just over a year ago and were told that it was an african baobab tree, but now that it has been growing for about a year we are not sure what it really is. does anyone know if this is a baobab, or else know what kind of plant it is? any help is appreciated. thanks!


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i live in the south part of wisconsin.

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Hello all, first time posting here.

1. Recently I stumbled across a small woodland of a type I'd never seen before... the canopy was almost 100% Quercus petraea with a very few colonising beeches and mountain ashes. The ground was a uniform carpet of moss and this grass/sedge which is something I'm really not very good with. It was such a strange place because there was no evidence that it had been planted or managed and yet it was so lacking in biodiversity. There were literally no other plant species present at all. The location is Yorkshire, England on steep ground with poor soil (acidic?). Any help with this plant... is it some kind of fescue? Seems to be very early, too. Sorry about the rubbish camera.

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2. Also, this looks a bit like basil but doesn't smell or taste of anything. Again, Yorkshire, England, widespread but generally in the shade. Any ideas?
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I am trying to key out these two plants I saw over the summer, but I have no idea what they are. I think they are at least both grasses. Here are the pictures.

Have fun, I know so far I sure am.

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There's not much I can say that the photos don't tell you. I think it's in the tomato family "Solanceae", because the fruits look like little tomatoes. I thought it was some kind of ground cherry or nightshade, but I used a local flora key and came to no result. Anyone else have any idea what this is?
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Here is a species of what I believe is in the rose family. It's a unique looking plant, I have seen a few times before, but have been unable to ID it.
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This plant is all over the lake at the park I work at. I have it in my aquarium at home, too. I was talking to my former boss once who told me he had it in his aquarium too, and he told me what it was but I forgot. So here's a pic. Maybe someone could tell me what it is. 



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Hey all,

Recently I posted about identifying a plant that I was trying to identify:

After several comments, I had narrowed it down to some type of Peperomia plant with peltate leaves. I researched for two days, and finally found an article which not only identified this plant, but also gave a bit of history.

The Chinese Money Plant Story

Wikipedia: Pilea peperomioides

Thanks again for ALL of your help, this was the last plant I had to identify, so my collection is now complete! (That is, until I start bringing more home...)

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Hey all,

This is my first post, feel free to check out my journal which has great pics of our little urban jungle.

I have been trying to identify all of my houseplants, and I'm down to one unknown. I'm hoping someone here can identify it.

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Hi everyone!

While looking at photos online the other day I came across a picture of a flower in a jar. I remember it having an odd-sounding common name that was interesting for me to look it up on google; however, very few results came up with that name and instead supplied an alternative, scientific name. Unfortunately I forgot both of the names I'd discovered, and can't find the link to the picture! I'd saved it before I forgot everything, and I was hoping someone might be able to identify it or at the very least maybe recognize the family it's from?

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It's a really pretty picture, and I'd like to be able to do a tag search to find out who took it.
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