How Do I Identify? - Knowledgebase Question

Canoga Park, CA
Question by Jodygary
August 19, 2000
I have a strange looking plant coming up in my garden. I don't know if it is a weed because I have never seen anything like it before (and believe me...I have had my share of weeds). Is there some way...some resource...some internet place I can go to try to find out if it is a plant, a weed or some sort of extra-terresterial growth? I can describe it as a tall thin shoot with long, thin leaves. Dark green, but no apparent flowers. I looked through the Burpees Complete Gardener book I have, but could not find anything. I would hate to pull it if it turns out to be some beautiful tropical thing. Help!

Thank you.

Jody Brown
Canoga Park

Answer from NGA
August 19, 2000


I'm with you! I like to positively identify a plant before assuming it's just a weed. After all, weeds are only plants growing in the wrong place. Here's a website that might be helpful:

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