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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.

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Are these Ganoderma 20 hours ago in Plants by petery petery
Orange Mushrooms 1 day ago in Plants by JJJ JJJ
Re: Please can you identify the attached? 2 days ago in Plants by WYY WYY
Re: Plant ID please 3 days ago in Plants by Hairstreak Hairstreak
Re: Plant ID please 4 days ago in Plants by DrFred - Museum ID team DrFred - Museum ID team
Re: Spurge for ID 4 days ago in Plants by Hairstreak Hairstreak
Re: Cuban tree 5 days ago in Trees by lucy lucy
Re: Identify white flowering plant 6 days ago in Plants by lucy lucy
Re: Need help identifying what is going on with Peppertree 1 week ago in Trees by lucy lucy
Re: Help to identify a tree please 1 week ago in Plants by lucy lucy
Re: What tree is this please? Around 7m tall 1 week ago in Trees by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Re: White flowers on small shrub 1 week ago in Plants by Liz Liz
Re: Unusual Plant in my garden 1 week ago in Plants by lucy lucy
Re: Plant ID please 2 weeks ago in Plants by lucy lucy
Re: Tree ID help 2 weeks ago in Trees by lucy lucy
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Plant ID please (2) 2 weeks ago in Plants by Jenny Jenny
Re: Tree Id  help please 2 weeks ago in Plants by lucy lucy
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Re: Plant ID 3 weeks ago in Plants by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Mystery climbing plant 3 weeks ago in Plants by SueR SueR
Skunk cabbage 3 weeks ago in Plants by poppycatkins poppycatkins
Re: Mini Plant for ID 3 weeks ago in Plants by Hairstreak Hairstreak
Re: Some kind of sunflower? 4 weeks ago in Plants by lucy lucy
Re: Small, thorny and yellow-flowered 4 weeks ago in Plants by lucy lucy
Re: Conifer ID please 4 weeks ago in Trees by lucy lucy
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Re: What tree has this amazing seed? 4 weeks ago in Trees by Vatnaz Vatnaz
Re: Plant ID please 4 weeks ago in Plants by Hairstreak Hairstreak
Re: 8 trees - can you name them? 4 weeks ago in Trees by MikeHardman MikeHardman

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