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Found an interesting looking plant in your garden, local wood or allotment? Let our scientists and keen volunteers help you to identify it. Upload your photographs and ask questions about British plants, from seaweeds to sundews and bluebells to bracken.

Although botanists know more about plants in Britain than anywhere else in the world things are always changing. New invasive species escape from gardens and exciting discoveries are often made.

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Re: Identification of a plant 4 hours ago in Plants by lucy lucy
Re: Tree in Sicily 7 hours ago in Plants by DrFred - Museum ID team DrFred - Museum ID team
Re: Name of this tree? 1 day ago in Trees by Lozzie Lozzie
Re: Identifying tiny yellow flowers in North-East England 1 day ago in Plants by KPT KPT
Re: Identify this tree please? 1 day ago in Trees by lucy lucy
Re: Plant indentification please 1 day ago in Plants by El_Burton El_Burton
Re: Plant identification help greatly appreciated. 2 days ago in Plants by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Plant identifying please. 2 days ago in Plants by Chev1 Chev1
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Re: I was wondering what type of tree this was. 3 days ago in Trees by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: White flower - Cumbria (Ullswater) 6 days ago in Plants by KPT KPT
Re: White/pink flower - Cumbria 6 days ago in Plants by KPT KPT
Re: Tree identification help please 6 days ago in Plants by EjTad EjTad
Re: wild flower id? 6 days ago in Plants by AlanS AlanS
Re: I've been trying for days to ID this plant, can you help me please? 1 week ago in Plants by Rustydolphin Rustydolphin
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Re: Unidentified tree 1 week ago in Trees by lucy lucy
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Re: Identification help re this tree greatly appreciated. 1 week ago in Trees by apw171 apw171
Re: Help identifying rare, old,beautiful tree 1 week ago in Plants by CRM CRM
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Re: Flower ID request 2 weeks ago in Plants by Ian Ian
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