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ICU/Critical Care: Asthma attack and upper abdomin pain following attack, tobacco smoke exposure, upper abdomin pain
tobacco smoke exposure, upper abdomin pain, belly button pain: Eric, I would not be surprised to hear that you also suffer the occasional bout of heartburn? Recent understanding of the airway/gastric feedback process is becoming very accepted. As you lay down at night, acid from the stomach can ease up your throat...

ICU/Critical Care: Legionairre pneumonia
ICU/Critical Care: Legionairre pneumonia

ICU/Critical Care: Grandfather in ICU for almost 2 months, peg feeding tube, severe stomach pains
peg feeding tube, severe stomach pains, open heart surgery: You have provided a lot of information so I think I can throw some things out to think about. I am surprized, first, that they considered much less did a PEG on someone with a surgery like that. It is most likely the the source of the bleeding. I hope that...

ICU/Critical Care: ICU/Ventilator, Peep, lung Inflammation
Peep, lung Inflammation, H1N1: Susan, I feel much like you after reading your letter. It might be this, it could be that is very frustrating. And confusing. Spontaneous inflammation of the lungs? Ok, lets say he had an infection, say a UTI. You can develop systemic inflammation that results...

ICU/Critical Care: Legionairre pneumonia, light drinker, craig wilson
light drinker, craig wilson, undisclosed reason: Well, first of all, Legionnaires is contagious. Very contagious. It should be reported to the Health Department and the CDC on diagnosis. You, his family and his co-workers should all be aware of where it is he contacted it, it usually has a source. A active...

ICU/Critical Care: Removing ICU Patient from Ventilator, doctors and nurses, decision period
doctors and nurses, decision period, life scenario: Susan, it s a catch-22. Could she, could you, did all of that really happen, is the whole thing really over? I cannot really answer the question for you. I can give the patent answer that people when they die don t really seem aware of too much. Long before...

ICU/Critical Care: Undiagnosed cancer- in ICU on resparator, dana farber cancer center, dana farber cancer
dana farber cancer center, dana farber cancer, needle biopsy: Unfortunately, they are not ending her life, the cancer is. It will be isolated eventually. This type of cancer is often unnoticed and the shortness of breath is the usual presenting reason for coming to the ER or MD office. Often to the shock and horror...

ICU/Critical Care: urgent query!!!, csf findings, corona radiata
csf findings, corona radiata, bp 200: Reeves everything here sounds very complete. I lean towards the thought that, based on this cascade of events, he had some sort of bacterial meningitis. Despite negative CSF findings, the other symptoms and resolution point to the brain as the source. Unfortunately,...

ICU/Critical Care: ventilator, aspiration pneumonia, c dif
aspiration pneumonia, c dif, soap operas: 6 to 7 months 5 years, it s really all relative. Unless they had underlying terminal lung disease , I doubt that a few weeks will make a difference. They should be able to wear and come off. I recently sent a near dead young girl with horrible infections...

ICU/Critical Care: Cancer, brest cancer, cancer chemotherapy
brest cancer, cancer chemotherapy, blood pressure medicine: I think i may be answering this question twice, so if you get two answers to this I apoligize. In short, metastasis to the brain after bone in breast cancer is almost uniformly morbid. This form of cancer is aggressive and progressive. When a person is...

ICU/Critical Care: cancer/infection and icu care, oxygen hood, cancer chemotherapy
oxygen hood, cancer chemotherapy, systemic inflammation: In persons who have a progressive and uncontrolled cancer, chemotherapy is both a blessing and a curse. I feel that he must have needed the chemo, given his relative lack of defensive cells, but the ensuing illness and general metabolic demise are most likely...

ICU/Critical Care: my mom is currently on a ventilator, mom
ICU/Critical Care: my mom is currently on a ventilator, mom

ICU/Critical Care: vent/trach, aspiration pneumonia, facial expressions
ICU/Critical Care: vent/trach, aspiration pneumonia, facial expressions, pmv

ICU/Critical Care: my mom is currently on a ventilator, sleep apnea, bipap machine
sleep apnea, bipap machine, poor mom: Well I am late in returning this post, I apologize. Two things to be short, cause I feel that this has most likely been resolved by now. Your Mom needs a Tracheotomy tube. She is morbidly obese (fact not judgement), she has morbid conditions contributing...

ICU/Critical Care: please decipher, chest ct scan, interstitial fibrosis
chest ct scan, interstitial fibrosis, upper lobes: Most people don t think of this but when you have a PE, you lose lung tissue. It dies. So this radiologist describes the tissues in your lung as mosiac because when veiwed on CT, they have scattered areas of air and blood vessels showing. Normally, they...

ICU/Critical Care: Ventilator, copd and emphysema, pulmonary distress
copd and emphysema, pulmonary distress, klonipin: Me either really. Every day they should be trying to wake her up. If she becomes confused, agitated or combative when awakening, they should let you be there to see if this calms her. If they are unable to wean the sedatives slowly, a long acting drug should...

ICU/Critical Care: vent/trach, cancer of the throat, young people struggle
cancer of the throat, young people struggle, electric razor: Actually, I have no idea what a internal or external lung is. How about inferior and superior or upper and lower. Either way, that s good news. Again the pressure will go up and down. I hope she continues to progress this way. One thing I didn t mention...

ICU/Critical Care: ventilator vs tracheostomy, honeydew melon, cpap machine
honeydew melon, cpap machine, first few days: Hi, Brittany sorry to be so long getting back to you. Simply put, yes it is. I answer this question frequently and mostly people worry about the trach for the wrong reasons. They are not permanent, they leave only small scars, they make coming off the vent...

ICU/Critical Care: ARDS and recovery, fever 103, peg tube
fever 103, peg tube, right move: It really depends on the kind of H1N1 test they are running. A rapid test will almost always have a greater chance of being negative. A more definitive test, run a the state level health facility or the CDC, is the standard. It does take longer to get these...

ICU/Critical Care: ARDS and recovery, broncoscopy, h1n1
ICU/Critical Care: ARDS and recovery, broncoscopy, h1n1, confirmation

ICU/Critical Care: Induced Coma after a severe Pancreatic attack, massive heart attack, long periods of time
massive heart attack, long periods of time, sound outlook: Often the pancreas can cause severe heart and lung failure. In order for a person to have a chance at recovery they are sedated, often chemically paralyzed and kept that way for long periods of time. I can t predict how long because each case is different....

ICU/Critical Care: ICU after gallbladder surgery, Ventilator Surgery Breathing Problem
Ventilator Surgery Breathing Problem: Paula, I am sorry your mom is going through this. There are a few things I need to know before I can give you a possible timing. 1. How old is your mom? 2. Is she a smoker? 3. Does she have chronic lung problems? 4. Was this surgery an emergency or elective...

ICU/Critical Care: ANXIETY RELATED TO ICU STAY, water vapors, water droplets
water vapors, water droplets, moving in the right direction: Dear Anita, I am so sorry your nephew is so sick. Legionnaire s disease is a bacteria that infects the respiratory system of individuals through contaminated water droplets or water vapors. If the immune system of the infected individual is compromised,...

ICU/Critical Care: Sedation after Surgery, brain functions, aprn
brain functions, aprn, rule of thumb: Hi Jeanne, I m happy to hear that your brother is on the road to recovery. If I understand your question correctly, your brother was incompacitated on the ventilator for 2 weeks which means that he had no physical activity for that time. The rule of thumb...

ICU/Critical Care: ventilator, Septic shock, bacteremia
Septic shock, bacteremia : Dear Rebecca, I am very sorry to hear about your Grandpa. I am going to try my best to make a very confusing process easy to understand. There are two reasons for a kidney infection: kidney stones and bacterial infections. They both cause similar symptoms....

ICU/Critical Care: ICU & ventilator, Tracheostomy, intubation
Tracheostomy, intubation, emphysema: Dear Melody, I am so sorry you and your mom are going through this. Emphysema is a diagnosis sub-grouped into the broarder diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is an over-inflation of the lung. The elasticity of the lung is significantly...

ICU/Critical Care: Asthma, asthma, ventilator
asthma, ventilator: Dear Rakesh, I am very sorry to hear about your mom. It is difficult to answer your question without some background information regarding your mother s health. Things like her age, when she was diagnosed with asthma, whether or not she is a smoker, and...

ICU/Critical Care: COPD/heart attack/stroke/ICU, tissue plasminogen activator, stroke
tissue plasminogen activator, stroke, heart attack: Dear Angela, I am so sorry for what you are going through. If I understand you correctly, your dad had both a cerebral stroke (clot in his brain) and a heart attack (clot in one or more of the coronary arteries). There are many unanswered questions...

ICU/Critical Care: crtitical care, Trauma level hospitals
Trauma level hospitals : Dear Karl, Unfortunately, not all hospitals are created equal. It appears that the hospital you were initially admitted to was capable of performing the test, but incapable of managing any complications associated with the testing, process or procedure....

ICU/Critical Care: food poising and cough, proton pump inhibitor, ekg rhythms
proton pump inhibitor, ekg rhythms, flank pain: Dear Jay, Unfortunately, healthy and obese are not synonymous with each other. Your heart rate, blood pressure, even all your blood work may be within the normal limits, but the way the adipose tissue (fat) interacts at the cellular level puts you at...

ICU/Critical Care: Tracheostomy Removal, Tracheostomy, airway
Tracheostomy, airway, Coma: Dear Rossann, First, let me extend my happiness to you and your son. What a wonderful miracle! I did a literature search and could not find any guidelines suggestive of how long is too long for a tracheostomy to be in place in order to have it reversed....

ICU/Critical Care: ventilator?, dear sally, bipap
dear sally, bipap, unpleasant experience: Dear Sally, You did the right thing. The ventilator, although necessary to sustain life, is a very unpleasant experience. It sounds like your nana was ready to leave this life and move on to the next. You allowed her to die in peace. You and your mom...

ICU/Critical Care: my mom is in icu need to decide the next step, poor prognosis, multiple myeloma
poor prognosis, multiple myeloma, comfort measures: Dear Catherine, I am very sorry for what you and your family are going through. Unfortunately, the question is not an easy one to answer. Each individual has a different scenario. Your best indication is asking the ICU physicians what her prognosis is....

ICU/Critical Care: my father had a massive heart attack a month ago, massive heart attack, brain function
massive heart attack, brain function, trache: Dear Laverne, I am very sorry for what you and your family are goingntheough. Unfortunately, the brain begins to die once it is without oxygen for 6 minutes. Not knowing how long your father was down before cardiopulmonary resuscitation was initiated, it...

ICU/Critical Care: Sepsis Shock, blood gases, septic shock
blood gases, septic shock, internal organs: Dear Harvey, I apologize, but this question is next to impossible to answer. Septic shock causes the vascular system to vasodilate, essentially preventing perfusion of oxygenated blood to any of the major organs. The ventilator will be needed until the...

ICU/Critical Care: colonoscopy and complications, colon cancer, organ failure
colon cancer, organ failure, perforated bowel: Hi Jill, I can see that you are undergoing lots of trauma due to the said event. I would just analyze it for you so that you can have a better grip on the sequence of events. Do NOT RESUSCITATE does not amount to Do not treat. All the DNR patient...

ICU/Critical Care: Liver, Alcohol, blurred vision
Alcohol, blurred vision, hangover: Dear Tom, Thank you for writing in. Alcohol enters the stomach and small intestines and is immediately absorbed into the blood stream. Once it enters the blood stream it is transported to every cell in every organ of the body. Although most drugs are...

ICU/Critical Care: how long can this person live, sepsis infection, liver transplantation
sepsis infection, liver transplantation, kidney failure: Dear Jordyn, My apologies for being so late in answering this question of yours. I thought that I had already answered this question but perhaps I did not completed the process so the answer was never registered. Now coming back to your question....

ICU/Critical Care: How long should a ventilator be used?, Ventilator, tracheostomy
Ventilator, tracheostomy, breathing assistance at night: Hi Jo Ella, I will answer your question the best I can, but if you can get back to me with some unanswered questions, that would be great. Generally speaking, when a patient is weaned off the ventilator, it means that their lungs ate capable of breathing...

ICU/Critical Care: Physician CC steps, PA, physician
PA, physician: Dear Sean, Thank you for writing in. I am unaware of a grandfathering program that allows Physician Assistants to become Physicians; however, there has been much talk on the subject. Although there are obvious differences in the amount of education required,...

ICU/Critical Care: Pulmonary and Bilateral chronic subdural hemorrhage s/p Burr holes, Trach removal
Trach removal: Dear Faith, Your dad is a lucky man. He has survived a great deal of medical problems. Thank you for the history. It can never be too long. The more I know, the better I can answer the questions. 1. Labetolol/Carvedilol is a beta blocker used to treat...

ICU/Critical Care: reason for kidney failure, Reversible kidney failure, flood loss during surgery
Reversible kidney failure, flood loss during surgery, IV fluids: Dear Jon, Thank you for writing in. Your question is not an easy one to answer, but I will do my best. Whenever the abdomen is surgically opened, approximately 250 - 500 cc of fluid leave the body. The larger the body, the more fluid is lost. The goal...

ICU/Critical Care: scary incident, massive heart attack, stomach ache
massive heart attack, stomach ache, classic signs: Hi Lynda, I am very happy to hear that you are feeling better, however, this does not rule out the heart. A stress test should be considered to rule out angina. I feel very strongly that you should be assessed. The stomach and heart cause much of the...

ICU/Critical Care: Septic, ICU 23 days HELP!!!!, perforated colon, edema fluid
perforated colon, edema fluid, pain meds: Dear Dee, I am so sorry for you, your dad and your family. I will try and answer your questions as best as possible. Encephalopathy can be caused by a number of factors. In short, your dad has many contributing factors for developing encephalopathy;...

ICU/Critical Care: 33 yrs old heart attack/intibation/1 stent/memory loss?, Lupus, heart attack
Lupus, heart attack, code: Dear Shannon, Thank you for writing in. I am very sorry. Your friend has autoimmune diseases, one of which causes clotting. People with lupus generally have difficulty due to clotting, which is what appears to have caused her heart attack. Unfortunately,...

ICU/Critical Care: Multiple Organ Failure, Multisystem organ hair
Multisystem organ hair: Dear Sara, First, I would like to commend you on your decision. Every family member should have the courage to contemplate the pros and cons and abide by the patient s wishes. Based on the information you gave me, your mom was in multisystem organ failure;...

ICU/Critical Care: Rectal Bleeding, Rectal bleed, critical care
Rectal bleed, critical care, hypercoagulation: Dear Natalie, Thank you for writing in. Rectal bleeding can have serious consequences. Depending on the reason for the bleeding, a person can lose a great amount of blood in a relatively short period of time. Some of the more common reasons for rectal...

ICU/Critical Care: traecs, Tracheostomy, trach
Tracheostomy, trach, eating: Dear Myrna, Thank you for writing in. Your question has a multifaceted answer. Tracheostomy s are a surgical opening into the trachea to allow for ventilation when either the oral airway is compromised due to trauma, or illness, or it has been determined...

ICU/Critical Care: COPD tracheostomy, COPD, tracheostomy
COPD, tracheostomy, pneumonia: Dear Terry, I am sorry for what you are all going through. Your grandmother is fortunate to have such a loving family and to have reached the ripe old age of 90 years old. Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies are unable to handle many of the stressors we...

ICU/Critical Care: Difficulty eating or breathing after removal of trach, acute care facility, organic problem
acute care facility, organic problem, intubated: Hi Jo, Temporary dysphagia and difficulty in breathing could be sometimes due to prolonged intubated but if it persists longer we must get the patient evaluated by an endoscopist to see the inside of the esophagus to rule out any organic problem....

ICU/Critical Care: ICU, Heart attack, myocardial infarction
Heart attack, myocardial infarction, ventilator: Dear Pavan, Thank you for writing in. If I understand your question correctly, your uncle experienced chest pain, put a nitrglycerine tablet under his tongue for his heart condition. The nitroglycerin did not dissolve, and he collapsed. He has been on the...

ICU/Critical Care: ventilation, cerebral edema, spinal shock
cerebral edema, spinal shock, motorcycle accident: Dear Nicole, Because of your friend s extensive injuries, I am going to make an educated guess and say that he is unable to breath on his own. This can be due to his need for pain medication due to excessive pain, spinal shock, cerebral edema, etc. ...

ICU/Critical Care: icu hysteria, ICU psychosis, propofol
ICU psychosis, propofol : Dear Sharon, ICU psychosis is a real disorder, well documented in the literature. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, I was a Critical Care Nurse. The ICU is constantly active and stimulating. There is no difference between day and night. The circadian...

ICU/Critical Care: How long can someone stay on ventilator, ventilator, endotracheal tube
ventilator, endotracheal tube, tracheostomy: Dear Keisha, The reason a tracheostomy is done is to prevent permanent damage to the trachea. If a person is able to be removed from the ventilator, the tracheal tube is removed and the trachea closes on its own. Minimal scarring is left behind. The...

ICU/Critical Care: Nocardiosis, Nocardia infection, nocardiosis
Nocardia infection, nocardiosis: Dear Elizabeth, Nocardia infection is a rare disorder affecting the lungs, brain, or skin. Although it usually affects people with altered immune systems, such as cancer, chronic steroid use, chronic lung disease, etc., it can also affect people with a...

ICU/Critical Care: Septic shock after effects, Septic shock, crohns disease
Septic shock, crohns disease, ileostomy: Dear Lily, I am so sorry for all you have gone through. I know how exhausting the surgery is, not to mention the septic shock. It does take a toll on the body, but once you have recovered from the bacterial infection, the body is able to strengthen itself....

ICU/Critical Care: critical care, weaning, ventilator
weaning, ventilator: Dear Dr. Chhabra, The way a person is weaned off the ventilator is to do weaning trials. An arterial blood gas is drawn from one of the arteries and the analysis is done. Based on the results, the intensivist is able to determine how well he is oxygenating...

ICU/Critical Care: after effects of a coma, muscle atrophy, septic infection
muscle atrophy, septic infection, strengthening exercises: Dear Karen, The rule of thumb is for every one day in a coma/critical care/debilitated hospital stay - it takes 5 days of rehab. If we guesstimate the time between the coma, the time in critical care and the regular hospital ward, it would be approximately...

ICU/Critical Care: end stage copd, end stage copd, pcu
end stage copd, pcu, death sentence: Dear Ginger, Your mom s physicians may be referring to the BODE s Test. It is a measurement of several different factors regarding a person s ability to oxygenate their body successfully. It takes into consideration the following: - Body mass index (how...

ICU/Critical Care: Pnemonia/ respirator recovery, resistant staphylococcus aureus, congestive heart failure
resistant staphylococcus aureus, congestive heart failure, low grade fever: Dear Danielle, I m very sorry to hear about your aunt. She is lucky to have a niece who cares so much about her. She is young to be diagnosed with COPD and CHF. Is she a long time smoker? Long time drinker? Is she physically fit or over weight. The answers...

ICU/Critical Care: Time on a ventilator, lack of oxygen, tissue death
lack of oxygen, tissue death, endotracheal tube: Dear Maria The endotracheal tube, which is the tube that goes into the mouth, down the trachea, and is attached to the ventilator, is kept in place by a balloon that is filled with fluid. This balloon keeps the tube in place and helps to prevent secretions...

ICU/Critical Care: Vent Failure, hip replacement surgery, blood clots in lungs
hip replacement surgery, blood clots in lungs, chest x rays: Michelle, Wow! I am speechless. He has been through it all! Without examining him myself it is quite difficult to explain exactly why he is having such difficulty weaning off the ventilator. It is not possible to blame it on one thing, but rather a menagerie...

ICU/Critical Care: Medically Induced Coma in ICU, Monitoring chemically induced coma
Monitoring chemically induced coma: Dear Brittany, It depends on the hospital. A large teaching hospital, for example, has several ICUs each with their own specialty. A community hospital, on the other hand, usually has only one. Either way, the patient who is placed in a chemically induced...

ICU/Critical Care: Positive pre-surgical MRSA, weakened immune system, surgery thanks
weakened immune system, surgery thanks, mrsa: Dear Megan, A nasal swab is done on any patient who has received care in the hospital or nursing home for a prolonged period of time. Depending on the colony count, determines the treatment. Because he is having joint replacement surgery, his treatment...

ICU/Critical Care: Mother on vent with trach, COPD, resistant pneumonia
COPD, resistant pneumonia, intubation: Dear Taunia, I am very sorry for all everyone is going through. Unfortunately, your mom s lifestyle has caught up with. Her. COPD is a disease that causes great difficulty in taking in enough oxygen and exhaling enough carbon dioxide. The lungs are unable...

ICU/Critical Care: After affects of an induced coma, ICU psychosis
ICU psychosis: Dear Helen, This is a normal progression of being in the Intensive Care Unit. Although you were in a coma, you were not completely unconscious. It is called conscious sedation, meaning you are unconscious enough to allow the nursing staff to care for you...

ICU/Critical Care: heart attack, massive heart attack, open heart surgery
massive heart attack, open heart surgery, sinus infection: Dear Christie, I am so sorry for what he is going through. At 31 years old, it is uncommon to suffer from a 5 vessel disease. Was he born with a heart condition? Is he morbidly obese? Was he tested for a blood clotting disorder? The ejection fraction of...

ICU/Critical Care: hypothermia, irreversible brain damage, rule of thumb
irreversible brain damage, rule of thumb, oxygenation: Dear Melanie, You do not elaborate much in your question, so I do not know if your friend had a heart attack, a stroke, or simply fell and could not get up. Fortunately, the cold decreases the body s metabolic needs. Therefore, although the rule of thumb...

ICU/Critical Care: mother in ICU with a breathing tube, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, hip replacement surgery: Dear Lee, If you have not done so already, call the pulmonologist. Due to HIPPA laws, it is questionable whether or not he will discuss her care. You can ask her husband to give the physician permission to speak with you. If she is unconscious, then she...

ICU/Critical Care: Alcohol is withdrawal during drug induced coma due to pneumonia and now memory loss...
Dear Kelly, Alcoholism causes changes in the brain, specifically the ventricles. Depending on how long your father has been drinking, his liver may be causing toxins to enter the brain. This is called hepatic encephalopathy. I would discuss this with his...

ICU/Critical Care: effects from a barb coma
Dear Michelle, Although you do not remember it consciously, subconsciously you brain and body remembers the trauma you went through while being in the coma. I recommend you see a therapist who specializes in Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Things...

ICU/Critical Care: ICU Care
Dear Violet, From your description, it sounds like he is on a step down unit. It must be a large medical center. A step down unit is for patients who still need life support, but are no longer in the critical stage of their illness. Speak to the nursing...

ICU/Critical Care: Father in ICU septic pneumonia, endotracheal tube, trach
endotracheal tube, trach, tracheotomy: Dear Stacey, I agree with the internist. Not only will it be easier to wean your father off the trach, but it will make it much easier for him to communicate. I cannot promise that he will be independent of the ventilator, but at some point a decision needs...

ICU/Critical Care: Blood in stomach, coffee grounds, alcoholic beverages
coffee grounds, alcoholic beverages, gastroenterologist: Dear Dustin, Following your discharge from the hospital, you should be followed by a gastroenterologist who will monitor your progress. Blood in the stomach will cause dark tarry stools and/or coffee ground vomit. There is nothing that comes to mind that...

ICU/Critical Care: COPD and heart attack, exchange gases, oxygen exchange
exchange gases, oxygen exchange, second hand smoke: Dear Angela, Chronic obstructive pulmonaey disease is due to lung damage commonly due to cigarette smoking and second hand smoke. It makes it very difficult to oxygenate the body because the oxygen exchange takes place in the alveoli. Alveoli are grape...

ICU/Critical Care: peak flow, zyflo cr, pulse ox
zyflo cr, pulse ox, chronic bronchitis: Dear Amy, Peak flow has several measurements. 60% is only one of them. The test is done to identify if you have restrictive disease, like emphysema, or obstructive disease, like chronic bronchitis or asthma. Either way, your sats can be 97% with either...

ICU/Critical Care: Ventilator/Trac, spinal stenosis, heart issues
spinal stenosis, heart issues, respiratory drive: Dear Victoria, Being on the ventilator is allowing your father to breath without putting any unnecessary pressure on his heart. There is no time limit for your father to come off the ventilator. Once he is able to breathe on his own and oxygenate his body...

ICU/Critical Care: ventilator after bladder surgery, heavy sedation, bladder cancer
heavy sedation, bladder cancer, bladder surgery: Dear Lisa, Right now the most important thing for your father is oxygenate his body, so the medically induced coma is nothing to be concerned with. Every hospital has their own guidelines, generally after 3 to 4 weeks the tracheostomy will be performed....

ICU/Critical Care: 3 time COPD patient on ventillor
Dear Jack, I am so sorry to hear about your wife. Due to the required nursing care, I cannot be certain she can go home. She may need a tracheostomy for her to be able to maintain an airway without being repeatedly intubated. I recommend you seek the advice...

ICU/Critical Care: Mental status after extended stay in ICU
Dear Shirley, ICU psychosis is a real disorder secondary to a prolonged stay in the intensive care unit. Critical care is required 24 hours a day seven days a week; therefore there is no day or night to the patient. Just constant nursing care. It will take...

ICU/Critical Care: removal of trache
Dear Tamela, There is a reason that the surgeon is refusing to take it out. Ask for a family meeting to include your brother, yourself, and the surgeon. Find out what the concerns are, and then discuss the options with the surgeon. Keeping the trach in...

ICU/Critical Care: My 75 year old father, systemic inflammatory response, gallbladder surgery
systemic inflammatory response, gallbladder surgery, kidney failure: Hi Andrew, It sounds as if your father developed a septicemia after surgery. I am assuming he was in good health prior to the surgery and had no kidney failure then. With sepsis, the patient often develops a syndrome called Systemic Inflammatory Response...

ICU/Critical Care: Absolutely Urgent !, pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, chronic lung disease
pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, chronic lung disease, differential diagnosis: Hi, This is an article from a site called up-to-date online. It is used by the hospital because it is constantly updated with the most recent treatment protocols. I hope it is of help to you. I ll keep you & your mother in my thoughts. Take Care, Hillarie...

ICU/Critical Care: Prescribing Meds for ICU Patients, critical care nurses, resident physicians
critical care nurses, resident physicians, medical record: Hello Sullivan, and thank you very much for your kind words. The critical care or pulmonary physician usually writes the orders for the ventilator. In a teaching hospital there may be residents, working under one of these specialists, who will cover the ICU...

ICU/Critical Care: Allergy to Blood Pressure Med in ICU Post Op, cindy marshall, true allergy
cindy marshall, true allergy, alergic reaction: Hi Cindy, I should have thought to try a few different spellings. Mavik is a new antihypertensive. It works the same as other ACE inhibitors. There can be allergic reactions or side effects from any medication. ACE inhibitors are associated with severe allergic...

ICU/Critical Care: Bactrim Overdose, poison control center, kidney function
poison control center, kidney function, adult dosage: Hi Queen, The information I can find suggests that the appropriate dose would be 820mg of sulfadiazine/ 180mg of trimethoprim twice daily. The fact that it needs to be taken twice daily to maintain an adequate level gives you an idea of how quickly it will...

ICU/Critical Care: Blood Pressure Crash, normal blood pressure, massive blood clot
normal blood pressure, massive blood clot, drop in blood pressure: Hi Theresa, You are right, it is possible to keep people s bodies alive for a time after the brain stops functioning. It s not an easy task, however. It takes continual titration of medications to maintain blood pressure, adequate fluid volume, temperature,...

ICU/Critical Care: BOMB BLAST TRAUMA, external wounds, pulmonary edema
external wounds, pulmonary edema, chest cavity: Hi, I haven t actually had any experience with bomb blast injury, so I can t tell you the exact hue of this person. I know people that are developing septic shock often have a funny grayish hue, and you just know something is up when you look at them. The...

ICU/Critical Care: Brain death/organ donation, brain death, massive stroke
brain death, massive stroke, venous malformations: I apologize for not answering sooner. Somehow I don t get notified when I m late answering a question. At any rate, in response to your second question - I suppose it would be theoretically possible... But usually you don t find out that you have one of...

ICU/Critical Care: blood drawing from central line, critical care physicians, specimen containers
critical care physicians, specimen containers, normal saline: Hi Lorraine, I did some research before answering your question, as this has suddenly become controversial at our facility. I checked Mosby s Nursing Practice, an online reference source. It said nothing about blood sampling from central lines being controversial....

ICU/Critical Care: Cervical Cancer, internal radiation, pap smears
internal radiation, pap smears, decent shape: Hi Joseph, I thought a long time about what I might say to you. I am so sorry you and your mother are being faced with this. I think the strength you display through your voice in this letter is wonderful. It is exactly what your mother needs right now. Being...

ICU/Critical Care: COPD cronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cronic obstructive pulmonary disease, e mail address
cronic obstructive pulmonary disease, e mail address, professional support group: Presently COPD is treated by treating the symptoms. The patient is usually placed on inhaled bronchodilators and steriods. If their resting oxygen is less than 60, or their saturation less than 90, supplemental oxygen will be recommended. Studies show patients...

ICU/Critical Care: Coma and Brain Death, brain perfusion, apnea test
brain perfusion, apnea test, corneal reflex: Hi Sullivan, I ll do my best. It s not only whether the patient opens his/her eyes spontaneously, or responds to stimuli. The physician looks for the presence or absence of certain neurological reflexes. These are seated deep in the more primitive brain. If...

ICU/Critical Care: Comparative expertise of Intensivists and Emergency Physicians, intensive care medicine, intensivists
intensive care medicine, intensivists, emergency physicians: Hi Tom, I wasn t entirely sure about this answer, so I talked with the intensivists where I work. I believe you have the gist of it. EP s are meant to be experts in diagnosis and stablization of patients. Their scope of patient practice is wider, since...

ICU/Critical Care: Critical Condition, bone marrow biopsy, broad spectrum antibiotics
bone marrow biopsy, broad spectrum antibiotics, protein losing enteropathy: Hi, I apologize, Jaya. This is not a diagnosis I am overly familiar with. It appears that the treatment he has received thus far is entirely correct. It is true that he will be unable to effectively fight infections without an adequate white count. And also...

ICU/Critical Care: Cystectomy, low blood pressure, left lung
low blood pressure, left lung, loss of blood: Hi Heather, I apologize for the lateness of this response. I am guessing about some of this, based on the information you are relating. Frequently, low blood pressure after surgery is related to loss of blood and fluid during the surgery, as well as the lingering...

ICU/Critical Care: central lines, huber needle, lvn
huber needle, lvn, practice act: Hi Laura, It may differ state to state. I would look in your LVN practice act, which you could get from the state web site. I know the hospital I work at allows them to give PO meds but nothing IV. A brief look showed that Texas allows them to give IV meds,...

ICU/Critical Care: Is cigar odor harmful?, second hand smoke, exact level
second hand smoke, exact level, tobacco smoke: Hello Isa, I have a feeling it must be the smoke to a certain extent. It seems unlikely that the odor of the cigars themselves, unlit that is, would make its way to you. Definitely all tobacco smoke is considered harmful. I m sure the amount that reaches...

ICU/Critical Care: Dad in ICU post gallbladder surgery, gall bladder surgery, post gallbladder surgery
gall bladder surgery, post gallbladder surgery, low blood pressure: Hi Doug, As you questioned in your last note, Propofol, a sedative, can decrease blood pressure as well as respiratory drive. These issues, however, are off set by the quickness with which the body can metabolize it. Once the Propofol is turned down or...

ICU/Critical Care: Dad still on a vent in ICU, propafol, diameter tube
propafol, diameter tube, follow ups: It is true that fevers can cause this sort of response. I like the sound of the pulmonary physician you re working with. He sounds responsive to your questions and willing to consider the options. I would be as straight forward as you can regarding your concerns...

ICU/Critical Care: Dying in ICUs, brain trauma injury, end of life choices
brain trauma injury, end of life choices, critical pathways: Hi Theresa, I am so sorry about the loss of your husband. I am sure this has been a very difficult time for you. I can imagine that the feeling of not being heard or listened to only magnified your immense feelings of loss. My heart goes out to you. I...

ICU/Critical Care: Can my dad make it out of ICU?, gall bladder surgery, dialysis patient
gall bladder surgery, dialysis patient, gall bladder: Hi, You say he s off everything but the levo. The description you give sounds very much like someone who is still clearing drugs from their system. Are they giving him anything via the NG tube that would have sedating properties, Haldol or Risperadol, for...

ICU/Critical Care: deep pain in front of the ear, top of the head. and problem walking, sinus surgery, neurologic patients
sinus surgery, neurologic patients, spinal tap: Hi, I m very sorry that you are having so much trouble with your health. I wish I had the answer for you. Unfortunately, we do not see neurologic patients in the intensive care I work in, so I have very little experience with neurologic symptoms. The MRI and...

ICU/Critical Care: echocardiogram, left ventricular failure, pericardial effusion
left ventricular failure, pericardial effusion, cardioligist: Hi Jan, I am not sure I can entirely answer this question. I would say the best and most economical method of monitoring heart condition would be the cardiac monitor, followed by an electrocardiogram if there is a suspected acute change in the patient s cardiac...

ICU/Critical Care: FEEDING TUBE, nasogastric tubes, standard protocol
nasogastric tubes, standard protocol, open airway: I don t mind at all. You re exactly right. The tube can be lavaged first of all. They use a large syringe to push water in, and then pull the water back out, to see if there is any indication of bleeding. They can also attach the tube to low level of suction,...

ICU/Critical Care: Administering Medication through the IV, drip rate, trust technology
ICU/Critical Care: Administering Medication through the IV, drip rate, trust technology, timely manner

ICU/Critical Care: Allergy to Blood Pressure Med in ICU Post Op, controlling high blood pressure, ace inhibitor
ICU/Critical Care: Allergy to Blood Pressure Med in ICU Post Op, controlling high blood pressure, ace inhibitor, high blood pressure

ICU/Critical Care: Brain death/organ donation, brain stroke, lack of oxygen to the brain
ICU/Critical Care: Brain death/organ donation, brain stroke, lack of oxygen to the brain, dead brain

ICU/Critical Care: Coma and Brain Death, cough reflex, gag reflex
ICU/Critical Care: Coma and Brain Death, cough reflex, gag reflex, spinal reflexes

ICU/Critical Care: Critical Condition, hiv hepatitis, abdominal cavity
ICU/Critical Care: Critical Condition, hiv hepatitis, abdominal cavity, congenital problem

ICU/Critical Care: deep pain in front of the ear, top of the head. and problem walking, tmj specialists, ear nose and throat
ICU/Critical Care: deep pain in front of the ear, top of the head. and problem walking, tmj specialists, ear nose and throat, lower jaw

ICU/Critical Care: ICU/ Weaning off the respirator!, dry erase board, communication process
ICU/Critical Care: ICU/ Weaning off the respirator!, dry erase board, communication process, dad

ICU/Critical Care: ICU, radiology imaging, imaging center
ICU/Critical Care: ICU, radiology imaging, imaging center, x rays

ICU/Critical Care: Can I make a lawsuit of this?, coumidan, coumidin
ICU/Critical Care: Can I make a lawsuit of this?, coumidan, coumidin, dvts

ICU/Critical Care: medication induced coma?, foul egg, literature states
ICU/Critical Care: medication induced coma?, foul egg, literature states, nurse

ICU/Critical Care: ongoing care for coma victims, brain trauma, little signs
ICU/Critical Care: ongoing care for coma victims, brain trauma, little signs, coma patients

ICU/Critical Care: pneumonitis, ventilator, lymphoma
ICU/Critical Care: pneumonitis, ventilator, lymphoma, toxicity

ICU/Critical Care: pulmonary embolism occurence at young age, pulmonary embolis, birth control options
ICU/Critical Care: pulmonary embolism occurence at young age, pulmonary embolis, birth control options, ct angiogram

ICU/Critical Care: Weaning off ventilator 2, respiratory therapist, kindred hospital
ICU/Critical Care: Weaning off ventilator 2, respiratory therapist, kindred hospital, vent

ICU/Critical Care: Health Care POA, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, open heart surgery
cardiopulmonary resuscitation, open heart surgery, sudden heart attack: Hi Karen, Sorry I didn t get back to you more quickly. Physicians have the ability to intervene in the case of a life threatening emergency to provide the necessary care for any patient if the patient is unable to speak for themself. This care, however, is...

ICU/Critical Care: Hipaa law, health care proxy, medical power of attorney
health care proxy, medical power of attorney, end of life decisions: Hi Irene, I apologize. I somehow missed your question earlier. I believe the answer to your question is yes. I am not sure if laws vary from state to state. Definitely patients have the right to review their chart, as does their appointed Medical Power of...

ICU/Critical Care: hypothermia, agonal, asystole
agonal, asystole, brain function: Hi Liviu, I wish I could answer this question for you. Each patient is unique, and his or her own strengths and weaknesses will influence the outcome. I can tell you that young people, and children in particular, tend to do better in this situation. The...

ICU/Critical Care: ICU/ Weaning off the respirator!, open heart surgery, notch shape
open heart surgery, notch shape, one week from today: Hi Dana, Those are numbers that reflect the amount help she is receiving from the ventilator. They do reflect that she is at the threshold for weaning, but that does not mean it will immediately happen. There are many factors that will influence her ability...

ICU/Critical Care: ICU, chest x ray, fashion lines
chest x ray, fashion lines, benefit ratio: Hi, There are different schools of thought on whether a patient needs a daily chest x-ray while on the ventilator. Some physicians do not feel the need for daily films. They feel if there are problems, they will present themselves in due time in other ways,...

ICU/Critical Care: juicer juice, vegetable juices, calorie source
vegetable juices, calorie source, colon health: Hi Michael: I m sorry to say that nutrition is not my forte. I did some general research to see if I could find anything for you. The general consensus from nutrition articles I found seemed to suggest that there was really no improvement in drinking...

ICU/Critical Care: Liver Enzymnes, liver enzymes, liver toxicity
liver enzymes, liver toxicity, liver tests: Hi Deborah, I would recommend you discuss all this with your physician. Zithromax has been associated with liver toxicity in some patients. While this is a rare side effect, and can occur with other antibiotics as well, no one can predict which patients...

ICU/Critical Care: How Long..., illeostomy, sinus infections
illeostomy, sinus infections, tracheal wall: Hi Lori, So sorry to hear your mother in law is ill. It is troubling that she has not responded at all over the past 15days. I take it she s been off all sedation for a few days, long enough for it to have been metabolized out? Generally physicians...

ICU/Critical Care: Can I make a lawsuit of this?, sticky blood syndrome, pulmonary embolus
sticky blood syndrome, pulmonary embolus, antiphospholipid antibodies: Hi Osha, I understand that you used the medication properly. Did you also read the safety notices and information provided to you when you picked it up from the pharmacy? My first scout on the internet provided the information below, which states that...

ICU/Critical Care: life support, straight forward answers, pulmonary edema
straight forward answers, pulmonary edema, pulmonary fibrosis: Virginia, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope there is some small comfort in knowing you honored his wishes and values. The rule of thumb a critical care physician taught me was it was 3 - 4 days of rehab or nursing home for every one day a patient spent on...

ICU/Critical Care: how long to expect an ICU stay?, heart muscle damage, pulmonary hemorrhage
heart muscle damage, pulmonary hemorrhage, angio gram: Hi Manny, I hope I can help somewhat. I can tell you that often when angioplasty is done, the patient is placed on a drug called Reopro. It s generic name is Abciximab. It s been shown to decrease the risks of further heart muscle damage during the angioplasty....

ICU/Critical Care: Mom's Post Operative Condition, gram negative bacteria, gram negative sepsis
gram negative bacteria, gram negative sepsis, lung cavity: Hello RK, A wide spectrum antibiotic is effective against many gram positive and negative bacteria, but not all. Some gram negatives are resistant to it, and require a different antibiotic for treatment. Evidently this was true for the bacteria your mom developed....

ICU/Critical Care: medication induced coma?, foul egg, heavy medication
foul egg, heavy medication, coma state: Hi Sarah, Sorry it has taken so long for me to get back to you. I ended up on vacation, realizing I d not sent the articles, then I came home and needed to move in 2 wks, so things have been a little hectic. A second person has written to me about similar...

ICU/Critical Care: ongoing care for coma victims, high dependency unit, coma recovery
high dependency unit, coma recovery, adequate blood: Hi Jackie, I can t give you an awful lot of information about this issue. The patient would be moved from ICU as soon as she no longer needed that level of care. She would need to be able to breathe adequately on her own, protect her airway, and maintain...

ICU/Critical Care: PE in young women, sticky blood syndrome, antibody syndrome
sticky blood syndrome, antibody syndrome, genetic predisposition: Hi Jessica, Unfortunately, yes, this does occur even without the addition of smoking. It is quite rare however. It may have simply been the addition of the oral contraceptive. Another factor in the development of blood clots would be inactivity. Were you...

ICU/Critical Care: Plasma Donations, red blood cells, plasma donations
red blood cells, plasma donations, weakness and fatigue: Hi Anita, This is a little out of my range of experience, but I looked for research to see if I could find some answer for you. The 2 most common problems associated with frequent donation of plasma are citrate toxicity and hemodynamic complications. Patients...

ICU/Critical Care: pneumonitis, chest x rays, chest x ray
chest x rays, chest x ray, lymphoma symptoms: Hi Michele, I m sorry it has taken so long to respond. This is a topic that is kind of important to me. I ve met people in your father s shoes. Often they are young people as he is, had been just starting their treatment, and suddenly here was this terrible...

ICU/Critical Care: pt/inr blood draw, picc line, pt inr
picc line, pt inr, heparin: Hi Meg, I don t have any articles handy regarding the differences between the two, but off the top of my head, I can tell you that the issue would be whether you are using heparin in the central line. Certainly research is always good. Take care, Hillari...

ICU/Critical Care: pulmonary embolism occurence at young age, nuvaring birth control, david blume
nuvaring birth control, david blume, journalism student: Hi Cecilia, I m sure your library would have a more complete answer for you, but I can tell you what I ve seen in my practice. DVT is a danger for anyone that remains in one position for any length of time, witness David Blume. Definitely the use of birth...

ICU/Critical Care: pulmonary embolism, pulmonary embolism, coumadin
pulmonary embolism, coumadin, obstetrician: Hi Natasha, I m so sorry, somehow I missed your question when it came through. You don t mention if there was an underlying problem that was discovered to account for the increased risk of developing blood clots. Definitely it is not safe to remain on...

ICU/Critical Care: question on borderline enlarged spleen, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, symptoms of a bladder infection
erythrocyte sedimentation rate, symptoms of a bladder infection, red blood cells: Hi Jenn, Positive nitrite dipstick is often a sign of a bladder infection, hence the urine culture. The abdominal/back pain was probably being attributed to kidney pain secondary to a kidney infection (pyelonephritis)which can result from a bladder infection....

ICU/Critical Care: Does it sound like TIA?, coronary artery disease, baby aspirin
coronary artery disease, baby aspirin, ginkgo biloba: Hi Vlad, It s true that cold water can cause coronary artery spasm which might cause further difficulty for your heart. I have not found articles linking CVA to saunas. As you suggested in the last sentence,however,I am mostly concerned that you listen to...

ICU/Critical Care: surgery of terror/ now more?, mask on my face, asthma attack
mask on my face, asthma attack, intubations: Hi Max, I am so sorry that was your first experience with surgery, and even more so that no one listened to you prior to surgery, or thought to explain afterwards what may have occurred. I can think of nothing that would evoke more terror than the inability...

ICU/Critical Care: surgery, short term memory loss, short term memory
short term memory loss, short term memory, weird reason: Hi, I wish I had more knowledge about the brain actually. You are right, this is fairly soon after the injury. I like what you are saying about her abilities so soon after her injury; I think it suggests she will do very well. Certainly morphine can cloud...

ICU/Critical Care: URGENT Rectal bleeding post-op, loose bowels, exlax
loose bowels, exlax, cold sweat: Hi LitDoc, I would be a little surprised that it would cause a large amount of bleeding. Still, it works by causing irritation so it certainly could inflame a problem that was already there- hemorrhoids for instance. It is possible to have them internally....

ICU/Critical Care: Ventilators, troubled areas, aggressive treatment
troubled areas, aggressive treatment, thought process: Hi John, You are making the right decision. The fact is the physicians will tell you if she s out of options. They evidently think she has a shot. If she herself wanted the chance to make it, how could you not do everything to give her that chance? People...

ICU/Critical Care: a v block medicine treatment only, intensive care unit, medicine treatment
intensive care unit, medicine treatment, fibrillation: Hi Diwaliben, I would like to help you with this question, but I would need more information. Your mother has a ventricular block? Is there some reason you desire only medical treatment rather than surgical intervention? Is the question that the physician...

ICU/Critical Care: Weaning off ventilator 2, critical care physicians, stomach pains
critical care physicians, stomach pains, surgerys: Hi Ashley, This must be a really difficult time for all of your family. I think the important thing is to keep an open mind and listen to the suggestions being offered, as well as the rationale behind the suggestions. Central to all of this is your family...

ICU/Critical Care: weaning off ventilator, acute diverticulitis, pain meds
acute diverticulitis, pain meds, size hole: Hello Jean, It s good that her white count is coming down. I am assuming it is returning to normal range. It is normal that patients require a lot of fluid immediately after abdominal surgery, and it usually turns around in 3-4 days, which would be why...

ICU/Critical Care: zenker's degeneration, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, esophogeal reflux
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, esophogeal reflux, rheumatologic diseases: is it possible you mean zenkers diverticulum? Neuromuscular diseases can affect central control of muscles & nerves leading to dysphagia. These include cerebro-vascular accident, parkinson s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and multiple...

Iceland: About Farm jobs, full time job, farm job
full time job, farm job, job vacancy: Hello Jerrard, Sorry for the delay in replying. I got a message about this job vacancy. It s not a farm job, but you might be interested: Subject: Summer job Question: Employment in the tourist service We want to hire a worker from May to the...

Iceland: Iceland schooling, white collar jobs, traditional subjects
white collar jobs, traditional subjects, compulsory education: Sorry, I don t know anything about schools in Iceland. However, I found this for you: The schools in Iceland are divided into 3 major groups. The primary schools, the lower secondary schools and the upper secondary schools. The first two are compulsory...

Iceland: college, university of zagreb, exact connection
university of zagreb, exact connection, page hi: Hello Antonia, there are two main universities - the University of Iceland and the University of Reykjavk. Altogether there are eight institutes of higher education. I suggest that you have a look at the websites of the two universities: http://www2.hi.is/page/hi_is_english_frontpage...

Iceland: ICELANDIC LANGUAGE, proper nouns, scandinavian words
proper nouns, scandinavian words, genetive: Hello Amlie, Yes, it s true that icelandic has a lot in common with other Scandinavian languages, especially Danish. Having said that, an Icelandic person and a Danish meeting would probably speak excellent English and use that as a lingua franca. ...

Iceland: Iceland, eures, native tongue
eures, native tongue, language knowledge: Hello Alex, You can try EURES: http://europa.eu.int/eures/main.jsp?lang=en&acro=job&catId=482&parentCategory=482 This is a European jobs site which includes Iceland. You can generally find farm jobs (which might include living in the family). Good...

Iceland: summer job, summer job, eures
summer job, eures, europa eu int: Hello Bernard, You can try EURES: http://europa.eu.int/eures/main.jsp?lang=en&acro=job&catId=482&parentCategory=482 This is a European jobs site which includes Iceland. You can generally find farm jobs (which might include living in the family). ...

Iceland: learning Icelandic travelling there, amazon co uk, au pairs
amazon co uk, au pairs, hope health: I did voluntary work in Iceland for which I got board, lodging and some pocket money from the European Commission, so I didn t need a work permit. I imagine it depends which country you are from. I have heard that there are now lots of immigrants from eastern...

Iceland: learning Icelandic travelling there, amazon co uk, au pairs
amazon co uk, au pairs, hope health: I did voluntary work in Iceland for which I got board, lodging and some pocket money from the European Commission, so I didn t need a work permit. I imagine it depends which country you are from. I have heard that there are now lots of immigrants from eastern...

Iceland: I wanna study in Iceland, qualified teacher status, turkish citizens
qualified teacher status, turkish citizens, e farm: Hello Hande, I m not sure what your intentions are, because in the title you say study but in the text you say work ! You won t be able to get jobs as teachers (at least not until you become fluent in Icelandic and get qualified teacher status under...

Iceland: Looking to recruit in Iceland, dear diana, home page www
dear diana, home page www, global relocation: Dear Diana, It all depends on whether you are looking for someone who is actually in Iceland or someone outside Iceland who can provide consultation and support over the phone or by email. I used to live in Iceland but I now live in the UK. I could,...

Iceland: Free travel huts, walking the island in a month, etc., bus fare, huts
bus fare, huts, early september: Hello, This site should answer your questions about camping: http://www.masterlyinactivity.com/ivan/iceland.html There are huts owned by different organisations, which you pay for. Here is the map for one organisation: http://www.fi.is/page.asp?id=700...

Iceland: Some information please..., rockwell center makati, drive rockwell
rockwell center makati, drive rockwell, visa holder: Dear Danielle, You will need a work visa to work in Iceland. Contact the Icelandic consul in Manila, the Philippines: Consul: Mr. Antonio V. Del Rosario, Sr. Office: 11th floor, Phinma Plaza 39 Plaza Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City Tel.: (2)...

Iceland: making a trip to iceland, yakubu gowon, joe raad
yakubu gowon, joe raad, consul general: You will probably fly via either London or Frankfurt to Reykjavk. Contact the Icelandic consul in Nigeria to find out about getting a visa: Consul General: Mr. Joseph Raymond Raad Office: 109 Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro, Abuja Tel.: (9) 314 3634...

Iceland: Hospitality, working in london, hotel work
working in london, hotel work, hotel manager: Hello Laurent, Which job do you do? Are you a hotel manager, a waiter, a barman, or something else? I would imagine that with your experience of hotel work, hotels would be interested in employing you, especially as you can speak French and English....

Iceland: religion, language, expensive, west greenlandic, exact questions
west greenlandic, exact questions, endeavour: Well, every country in Europe is different so I don t think you can make any generalisms about racism in Europe. It s certainly true that there are far fewer black people in Iceland than there are in the UK. I never experienced any racism in Iceland....

Iceland: Where can I apply for a visa?, embassy of iceland, fri
embassy of iceland, fri, e mail: Hello Hussein, I suggest that you contact the embassy of Iceland in Uganda. They should be able to tell you what to do. Here are the details: Kampala (Embassy of Iceland) Office: EADB Building, 4 Nile Avenue, Kampala Open: 09:00 - 16:00 (Mon - Fri)...

Iceland: how to become a P.E teacher and a football coach, double citizenship, colleges in usa
double citizenship, colleges in usa, crakow: Dear Jacek, I m afraid I don t know anything about becoming a PE teacher in Iceland. Have you ever been? I think you should visit Iceland and start learning Icelandic. You ll need to know the language if you are going to work there. You might be able...

Iceland: Coming in as a tourist., farm job, working visa
farm job, working visa, eures: Hello Ad, There are farm jobs. I don t know what the work permit/working visa situation is for your country, you should check that out with the embassy or consulate. Have a look on EURES for jobs. http://www.europa.eu.int/eures/main.jsp?acro=job&lang=en&catId=482&parentCategory=482...

Iceland: Iceland Walking, charity website, fi fi
charity website, fi fi, east iceland: Hello Kevin, Have a look at this, hiking trail between Landmannalaugar and Thorsmork, for an idea: http://www.nat.is/travelguideeng/hiking_laugavegur.htm However, as you will see it is recommended from June to September. the south-east is the practical...

Iceland: I need to know about Iceland., free accomodation, free accommodation
free accomodation, free accommodation, salvation army: Hello Winnie, I m very happy to answer any questions you have. I don t live in Iceland anymore but I used to live there. As for accommodation, I recommend the Salvation Army Guest House, which is not very expensive and right in the middle of the capital...

Iceland: Retiring in Iceland, embassy of iceland, visa requirements
embassy of iceland, visa requirements, information washington: Great idea! I m afraid the visa requirements are not something I know about, however. I suggest you contact an Icelandic embassy in the USA for information. Washington D.C. (Embassy of Iceland) Office: 1156 15th Street N.W., Suite 1200, Washington...

Iceland: Weather in late October, wet weather gear, warm boots
wet weather gear, warm boots, fur jacket: Hello Karen, Take warm clothes, wet weather gear and a swimming costume. Take walking boots for seeing the outdoors and city shoes for the nightlife in Reykjavik. Icelandic weather is changeable. You ll experience a variety of weather during your stay....

Iceland: I need to know about Iceland., free accomodation, free accommodation
free accomodation, free accommodation, salvation army: Hello Winnie, I m very happy to answer any questions you have. I don t live in Iceland anymore but I used to live there. As for accommodation, I recommend the Salvation Army Guest House, which is not very expensive and right in the middle of the capital...

Iceland: 5 days in iceland, airport coach, blue lagoon
airport coach, blue lagoon, coach service: Hello, I recommend you spend a day or two looking around Reykjavk and then go further afield, basing yourselves in Reykjavk for some of the days in order to take advantage of day tours, if you re not hiring a car. I think rsmrk is one of the most...

Iceland: Accommodation Costs in Iceland, mountain huts, planning a trip to europe
mountain huts, planning a trip to europe, accomodation costs: Hello Kruschen, A standard single hotel room in central Reykjavk in June/July (Hotel Plaza, www.plaza.is) could cost 15,600 ISK (1,714 ZAR) per night. Sleeping bag accommodation in a central Reykjavk backpackers hostel (the Salvation Army Guesthouse,...

Iceland: Backpacking in Iceland in October, great geysir, airport busses
great geysir, airport busses, winter timetable: Hello Tanya, There are fewer bus routes in winter, and the winter timetable kicks in on 15th September. But don t panic! All the destinations you mention are accessible by public transport in winter. The Blue Lagoon is situated between the airport...

Iceland: Best time to visit Iceland for partying, london stansted, artistic events
london stansted, artistic events, culture night: Hello again, Just got this in my email: Celebrate Independence Day To celebrate the Independence Day of Iceland, on the 17th of June, Iceland Express is offering 1000 seats to and from London Stansted for only 32 / 21 / DKK 234 one way, excl. taxes....

Iceland: Bjork Song, being john malkovich, john malkovich
being john malkovich, john malkovich, semm: Hello Bill, OK, I found the song, it s called Amphibian and the full lyrics are at http://www.alwaysontherun.net/bjork2.htm#bjork. You can hear the song in the end credits of the film Being John Malkovich. I think the first line means all that is...

Iceland: Colleges and/or Universities, principal language, page hi
principal language, page hi, english frontpage: Hello Megan, there are two main universities - the University of Iceland and the University of Reykjavk. Altogether there are eight institutes of higher education. I suggest that you have a look at the websites of the two universities: http://www2.hi.is/page/hi_is_english_frontpage...

Iceland: Colleges and Universities, colleges and universities, university of iceland
colleges and universities, university of iceland, business courses: Hi Emma, What would you like to study? Most of the higher education courses in Iceland are taught in Icelandic, but there are a few taught in English, such as Icelandic language and business courses. You should have a look at the websites of the two...

Iceland: cheap accomodation, cheap accomodation, budget accommodation
cheap accomodation, budget accommodation, student halls: Hi Chrissie, By the sound of it you re looking for budget accommodation. I recommend you stay in this place in Reykjavk on the first night: The Salvation Army Guesthouse, www.guesthouse.is. They do everything from single rooms to sleeping bag accommodation....

Iceland: clothes, cold rain, pub crawl
cold rain, pub crawl, anorak: Hello Gale, In September, the maximum temperature will be 10C and the minimum temperature will be 5C. From your message I don t know whether you re coming to explore Iceland, or just staying in Reykjavk to enjoy the nightlife. Either way, bring...

Iceland: culture, marriage customs, dating and marriage
marriage customs, dating and marriage, netherlands germany: Hello Kit, I m not sure what all your questions are about but I hope my reply is of interest. I am English, I have lived in Scotland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Germany. and Sri Lanka. I couldn t really comment on the differences between Icelandic...

Iceland: EDUCATION, diploma in hotel management, oxford house college
diploma in hotel management, oxford house college, bloomsbury international: Dear Zayadul, Which country do you want to study in? You wrote your question in the category Iceland . However, I assume that you don t speak Icelandic. Therefore, it would be easier for you to study in an English-speaking country. The English-speaking...

Iceland: Enquiry about Study in Iceland, english medium of instruction, page hi
english medium of instruction, page hi, english frontpage: Hello Dharma, there are two main universities - the University of Iceland and the University of Reykjavk. I suggest that you have a look at their websites: http://www2.hi.is/page/hi_is_english_frontpage http://www.ru.is/?PageID=723 Good luck....

Iceland: Finding someone in Iceland, simaskra, note that unlike
simaskra, note that unlike, phone directories: Hello Jack, Easily done, as the phone directory is online. In Iceland there are only two phone directories for the whole country - one for Reykjavk and one for the rest of the country. Note that unlike the US, names are listed by first name, not surname....

Iceland: Best time to visit Iceland for partying, bank holiday weekend, biggest party
Iceland: Best time to visit Iceland for partying, bank holiday weekend, biggest party, beautiful country

Iceland: high school in Iceland, foreign exchange students, host family
Iceland: high school in Iceland, foreign exchange students, host family, rotary club

Iceland: summer jobs in Island, working in iceland, french student
Iceland: summer jobs in Island, working in iceland, french student, restaurants

Iceland: finding someone, anglicized version, girls name
anglicized version, girls name, kehoe: Dear Michael, I would suggest that you get in touch with the Icelandic National Registry (Email: thjodskra@thjodskra.is, telephone number: 00354 569 2950). This is a register of all those who have been domiciled in Iceland since 1952. You could also...

Iceland: Holidays in Iceland, tourism in iceland, mountain roads
tourism in iceland, mountain roads, spanish girl: Hola! I m very sorry about the delay in replying. The ring road is the road that goes all the way around the edge of the island. That s why it s called the ring road (like a circle). In Iceland most of the population is near the sea, that s why the...

Iceland: high school in Iceland, tenth grade, students graduate
tenth grade, students graduate, good friend: Hello Megan, Which country are you from? Do you know any Icelandic? I would have thought that even if some subjects are taught in English, you will still need to know Icelandic to attend school. Anyway, I think it s an exciting and commendable idea....

Iceland: hiking, philmont scout ranch, going to scotland
philmont scout ranch, going to scotland, scout groups: Dear Tune, Good luck with the West Highland Way! I am English and have lived in Scotland and in Iceland. Iceland is a great country to go hiking in. To start with you could look at the trail between rsmrk and Landmannalaugar. You can also make this...

Iceland: hotels, lonely plant, time kevin
lonely plant, time kevin, there are no shortcuts: Hello, I some cases you can just turn up and Icelanders are quite spontaneous, however, you are travelling in the tourist season and some places do get full. I suggest you have a look in Lonely Plant and at the map and for places where there s only one...

Iceland: ICELAND NATIONAL DAY, westmann islands, westman islands
westmann islands, westman islands, yeary: Hello Jamie, Yes, it s the Vestmannyjar (the Westmann Islands). There are two different events, one in August and one in June. The festival that the islands are most famous for is the Westman Islands national festival on the first weekend in August....

Iceland: Iceland: bank holidays, public holiday, public holidays
public holiday, public holidays, tourist attractions: You don t need to worry. Most shops and some small museums etc. will be closed on public holidays, but major tourist attractions will be open, buses will run and the nature is, of course, always available! There will be some supermarkets and restaurants...

Iceland: Iceland in October, dramatic weather, dramatic scenery
dramatic weather, dramatic scenery, spectacular waterfalls: Wow, that s a big question! Well, yes there ll certainly be plenty of dramatic scenery and possibly some dramatic weather for you. Why not make one of the Reykjavk bookshops when you arrive and buy Lost in Iceland (Hardcover) by Sigurgeir Sigurjonsson,...

Iceland: Iceland in October, climate info, minimum temperatures
climate info, minimum temperatures, blue lagoon: Hello Anne-Louise, If you look at this page you can see the maximum and minimum temperatures and hours of sunlight for each month, along with a summary of Icelandic weather for tourists: http://www.vedur.is/vedurfar/yfirlit/climate_info_en.html From...

Iceland: Iceland in September, airiceland, travel itinerary
airiceland, travel itinerary, dettifoss: First of all the site for scheduled bus information in Iceland is www.bsi.is. You might have found that already. There four main ways of getting about in Iceland are: a) hire a car b) take a bus c) hitchhike d) fly As you say there are no busses...

Iceland: Iceland trekking August, mountain huts, airport coach
mountain huts, airport coach, memorable experiences: Dear Sanjay, They both look great, so it s hard to choose... The obvious difference is that one tour uses mountain huts and the other uses tents. I don t know whether one or the other appeals more to you. It s for July or August, so the weather is OK...

Iceland: Iceland weather in September, weather in september, climate info
weather in september, climate info, plane fares: Hi Ron, I d say go for it . September is not the middle of winter, and in any case, the Icelanders have a saying which says, if you don t like the weather, wait five minutes . The weather is always changing at all times of year. I don t know about...

Iceland: Iceland weather, month of the year, daylight hours
month of the year, daylight hours, northern lights: You will find this page useful: http://andvari.vedur.is/vedurfar/yfirlit/climate_info_en.html This is a summary of Icelandic weather for tourists. In October the temperature ranges from 2.2-6.8C. If you want the warmest weather, go in July and August....

Iceland: iceland and geothermal energy, geothermal energy, dear marie
geothermal energy, dear marie, principal language: Dear Marie, There are two main universities - the University of Iceland and the University of Reykjavk. Altogether there are eight institutes of higher education. I suggest that you have a look at the websites of the two universities: http://www2.hi.is/page/hi_is_english_frontpage...

Iceland: iceland tours, sledding experience, self catering accommodation
sledding experience, self catering accommodation, toasted sandwiches: Hi Nicola, According to the website of a tour company called Eskimos they offer highland dog-sledding in February (but not glacier dog-sledding). Dog-sledding experience (highland) Season: January-May Trip overview: You will be picked up at the...

Iceland: iceland travel july 2006, wheel drive vehicles, four wheel drive vehicles
wheel drive vehicles, four wheel drive vehicles, would have time: Hello, One of my favourite spots is rsmrk. The road that goes there is only suitable for four wheel drive vehicles because it goes through some rivers. If you don t rent a four wheel drive vehicle you could park up before you get there and hike. But...

Iceland: What can we take to iceland, bed and breakfast accommodation, hot dogs
bed and breakfast accommodation, hot dogs, petrol station: Hello Sandra, According to www.iceland.is/travel-and-leisure/CustomsRules - - Food Travellers may import duty-free up to 3 kg of food, not exceeding the value of ISK 13.000. I suggest you stock up at one of the supermarkets in Reykjavk, as they...

Iceland: Job for Bangladeshi, fish factory, unskilled person
fish factory, unskilled person, eures: Hi Ehtesham, There are jobs in Iceland for unskilled people, for example working on a farm or working in a fish factory. I don t know whether you can get a visa/work permit. Have a look at EURES for jobs in Europe: http://ec.europa.eu/eures/main.jsp?lang=en&acro=job&catId=482&parentCategory=482...

Iceland: Jobs Difficulty, working visa, dear jennifer
working visa, dear jennifer, koster: Dear Jennifer, I m afraid I do not have any contacts in banking or IT. You don t say which country you are in so I can t really comment on whether you might be able to get a working visa. Do you think you have skills which Icelanders don t have? I m...

Iceland: jobs in Iceland, geothermal sources, career type
geothermal sources, career type, teacher in america: Hello Eliah, Things like eating in restaurants and drinking in bars are expensive, but on the other hand, if for example you work on a farm you won t need to spend much money - nature is free! Also, heating your house is very cheap or sometimes free...

Iceland: Learning Icelandic, native speaker, foreigner
native speaker, foreigner, foreigners: Hello Gloria, It s very difficult to learn Icelandic outside the country, because unless you go to Iceland, there s little or no opportunity to practise. The best substitute is a course with CDs. Of course the Icelanders will be able to tell the difference...

Iceland: lutheran, evangelical lutheran church, enoch
evangelical lutheran church, enoch, protestant: Hi Enoch, According to the statistics, 90% of the population are affiliated to the Evangelical Lutheran church, but the impression I got when I was living in Iceland was that the proportion of people who regularly go to church is no higher than in England,...

Iceland: Midsummer day, midsummer day, bhumika
midsummer day, bhumika, hours of daylight: Hi Bhumika, In 2007 the longest day is on the 21st June. It s true that you have 24 hours of daylight. If you can t make that exact date, don t worry, because there will be plenty of daylight anytime in June. However, on 21st June there will be parties...

Iceland: Move to Iceland from Hong Kong, working in iceland, east european countries
working in iceland, east european countries, eures: Hello Polly, I think most foreigners working in Iceland do manual work, for example on a farm or in a factory or perhaps in hotels. I don t think there is a shortage of accountants in Iceland, and I think it would be very hard for you to find a job like...

Iceland: Moving to Iceland, european economic area, working in iceland
european economic area, working in iceland, eures: Hello, It is easiest for people from the European Economic area. However, you you search for jobs on EURES: http://europa.eu.int/eures/main.jsp?acro=job&lang=en&catId=482&parentCategory=482 Have a look at http://europa.eu.int/eures/main.jsp?acro=lw&lang=en&catId=2648&parentId=0...

Iceland: Moving to Iceland, fish processing, room apartment
fish processing, room apartment, swedish friend: Hello Elin, I think it s quite easy get seasonal, unskilled work in Iceland, for example in a fish processing factory or on a farm with horses. I don t know anything about the school system in Iceland. As for renting a flat, obviously this will be more...

Iceland: maths computing, icelandic language, degree course
icelandic language, degree course, gcse: Dear Mariama, Well, A-levels are a qualification in England and Wales. In Iceland there are school leaving exams but they are different. You should first learn some Icelandic from a book. Then, come to Iceland and do a course to learn the Icelandic language....

Iceland: midnight sun, dawn to dusk, midnight sun
dawn to dusk, midnight sun, equator: Hello Geoff, I lived in Iceland for a year but I m not there now. There are two discussion groups at http://www.topica.com. One is iceland@topica.com and the other is icelandic@topica.com. There are people who read those groups who can answer your...

Iceland: moving to Iceland, fish factory, skilled job
fish factory, skilled job, seasonal employment: Hi Jalil, I think it depends on what kind of work you have on mind. I think you can get a work permit and find unskilled , seasonal employment (such as working in a fish factory) quite easily. If youre thinking of a career job , I think that would...

Iceland: Need help with prounciation..., hakon, bjorn
hakon, bjorn, yawn: Dear Darris, In fact there are some accents missing from your names: Hkon Mr rvarsson (he s a chef, by the way) Bjrn Thoroddsen (he s a guitarist) is ow as in owl is uh as in German Mbel . r is slightly trilled s is an s sound,...

Iceland: Northern Lights, spectacular fireworks, hours of darkness
spectacular fireworks, hours of darkness, sun spot: Hi Roger, In Iceland there are a lot of hours of daylight in the summer and many hours of darkness in winter. In summer it doesn t get dark at all. To see the northern lights it has to be dark (the lights are mostly green-coloured), so you need to go...

Iceland: need a job in iceland, kenyan citizen, nairobi kenya
kenyan citizen, nairobi kenya, working in iceland: Dear Joan, I don t know anything about visas and work permits for Kenyans. Are you a Kenyan citizen? For jobs, one place to look is EURES: http://europa.eu.int/eures/main.jsp?lang=en&acro=job&catId=482&parentCategory=482 Good luck. Laurenc...

Iceland: northern lights, hello jim, right camera
hello jim, right camera, city at night: Hello Jim, Well, 3 days is a short time, but if it s in the winter there s a fair chance you might see them. There s certainly no guarantee, though. You need a cold, clear night and you should be away from the city lights. The Northern Lights appear...

Iceland: How to pronounce the regions.., pronunciation guide, word letter
pronunciation guide, word letter, sigur ros: Icelandic pronunciation is completely logical (unlike English). Just look at the pronunciation of each letter in the list on the website I gave you, and then work out the pronunciation of the word letter by letter. Most letters are pronounced as you would...

Iceland: property, medium size city, buying property in thailand
medium size city, buying property in thailand, population of iceland: I don t see why not - I mean, I suppose that they would be as interested as people from any other country. The population of Iceland is tiny - 310,000, the size of a medium-size city in England. Do you mean houses for investment, or holiday homes? It...

Iceland: Reykjavik between december and february, example buildings, geothermal sources
example buildings, geothermal sources, winter weather: Hi Kate, You can go to Iceland at any time of year. Don t forget that in winter the hours of daylight are much shorter, it might be dark until 10am in December and dark again at 4pm. It s a nice destination for Christmas and the Icelanders are well...

Iceland: rent in Reykjavik, studio apartment, reykjavik
studio apartment, reykjavik, right direction: Hi Elizabeth, I m afraid I don t know current prices. I think you can search the property columns of the newspapers online, but you ll need an Icelandic friend to translate. Why don t you ask your future employer - they can probably point you in the...

Iceland: SORRY, CAN YOU PLEASE, questioner, eures
questioner, eures, job listings: Here you are. Questioner: vitto Category: Iceland Private: No Subject: August, work in iceland Question: I would like to get out my country (Italy) for a month.. I am working in an lawyer s office, doing an not paid internship in tie suite....

Iceland: Social Studies, deaf population, blind population
deaf population, blind population, literacy rate: The population of the whole country is 307,000 - which is approximately the same as the population of Cardiff. The language is Icelandic. Some people speak Danish. Literacy rate: 100%. Blind population: 43. Deaf population: 16,006. What else do...

Iceland: Stopover Iceland September, gullfoss waterfall, weather in september
gullfoss waterfall, weather in september, planning a trip to paris: Dear Marcia, I definitely recommend the stopover! Although some busses stop runnng n September, there are plenty of trips that you can still do. Have a look at this website for some ideas. By clicking on the info button for each trip, you can see which...

Iceland: Summer job 2007, summer job, isl
summer job, isl, eures: Hello Marilies, Have a look on EURES (http://ec.europa.eu/eures/index.jsp). They have jobs all over Europe there. You might find some work on a farm. You will need a few Icelandic words to look for a job. Try the Wrterbuch Islndisch - Deutsch (http://www.amazon.de/W%f6rterbuch-Isl%e4ndisch-Deutsch-isl%e4ndischen-Flexionslehre/dp/3875482409)....

Iceland: studying and living in Iceland, earth science, university of iceland
earth science, university of iceland, icelandair: Hello Matt, The University of Iceland offer a programme called Earth Science for Foreign Students. Maybe this is of interest to you. Here is the link: www.raunvisindi.hi.is/page/jl-foreignstudents Icelandair fly from Orlando to Reykjavk. An example...

Iceland: suitable clothing, geothermal springs, hot river
geothermal springs, hot river, nice weather: Hi Caz, In terms of clothes you need to be prepared for cold weather and wet weather. You might have some nice weather too. The weather is very changeable. So bring warm clothes and bring waterproofs. I don t think there are any hot springs designated...

Iceland: summer jobs in Island, farm job, eures
farm job, eures, south iceland: Hi Michaela, A flower producer in South Iceland, Laugartorg in Laugars needs staff. The working hours are 8am - 5pm, Saturdays 8am - 12 noon. For information contact Gstaf Sland, telephone 00 354 893 4003, email gsgp@hn.is. You can also try Slheimar...

Iceland: Travelling/working in Iceland, working in iceland, eures
working in iceland, eures, work thanks: You can try EURES, the European jobs website: http://europa.eu.int/eures/main.jsp?lang=en&acro=job&catId=482&parentCategory=482 You can also look in the local papers when you re in Iceland. Either way, you might need someone to help you with the Icelandic...

Iceland: Trekking, weather one, bus journey
weather one, bus journey, danish guy: Hi Klaus, You ve made a good choice, Iceland is a great country to go hiking! To start with you could look at the trail between rsmrk and Landmannalaugar. You can also make this longer by starting at Skgar. You can read about it at http://www.nat.is/travelguideeng/hiking_laugavegur.htm....

Iceland: taking 9 month old to Iceland?, family zoo, dogsled
family zoo, dogsled, family outing: I m afraid I don t have any experience with 9-month-olds, but I think Iceland is pretty child friendly. I expect you will want to rent a car. If your 9-month-old has particular food needs, and you are heading away from the cities, do a supermarket shop...

Iceland: teaching french in Iceland, teaching french as a foreign language, french as a foreign language
teaching french as a foreign language, french as a foreign language, french teacher: Hi Aleksandra, I m afraid I don t really know. I would imagine that you would need to speak at least some Icelandic first, to get a paid job as a state school teacher, but I don t know. I would have thought that being a teaching assistant (maybe voluntary...

Iceland: Ultra-cheap Iceland Accommodations, oceanographic engineering, room options
oceanographic engineering, room options, roof over my head: Sorry, I don t know of anything cheaper... once you re in Iceland you might get chatting to someone who might have a spare room... you never know. For an alternative to the Youth Hostel. try the Salvation Army Guesthouse (www.guesthouse.is). It isn t cheaper,...

Iceland: Vik, van allen belts, sounding rockets
van allen belts, sounding rockets, vik iceland: Hello Jamie, Vk Mrdal has a population of about 300. However, it serves the surrounding region and is signposted from a long distance. In terms of science, I found the following: Vk, Iceland (19.0W, 63.7N) Two French Dragon rockets campaigns...

Iceland: Working for a USA company while living in Iceland, international debit card, currency conversion
international debit card, currency conversion, american cards: Hi Tyler, In my experience it s no trouble at all for a foreigner to open a bank account in Iceland. So, my suggestion would be to ask your US employer whether they would pay your salary into a foreign bank account. When you first arrive you can of course...

Iceland: working and living, flowers shop, acro
flowers shop, acro, eures: I would say, if you are going to get a job with a grower, you should first find the job and then accommodation nearby. The employer may be able to provide accommodation for you or suggest some nearby. I recommend the European job website EURES (http://ec.europa.eu/eures/main.jsp?acro=job&lang=en&catId=482&parentCategory=482)....

Idaho: 2 days in Southern Idaho, redfish lake lodge, yellowstone np
redfish lake lodge, yellowstone np, elk bend: I have to admit, Redfish Lodge is an experience! I figure the Sawtooth National Recreational Area (SNRA) will soon be a national park like yellowstone. The lake is beautiful by itself, but with the sawtooths behind it, it s awesome! For scenery, I will...

Idaho: City of Rocks + Hot Springs, redfish lake lodge, miracle hot springs
redfish lake lodge, miracle hot springs, city of rocks: I have lived in Idaho most of my life and never visited the City of Rocks. Been close, but as for being there I really have no idea. You could do an internet search. Nat-Soo-Pah is only open in the summer months. I have never been there, but seen the...

Idaho: City of Rocks + Hot Springs
Hello Alexei, You could spend a day exploring City of Rocks. There are over 20 miles of hiking trails and technical rock climbing. Here is the website: http://www.nps.gov/ciro/ I know that Nat Soo Pah has a large swimming pool and RV Camping....

Idaho: City of Rocks + Hot Springs, granite rock formations, miracle hot springs
granite rock formations, miracle hot springs, almo idaho: I am not a hot springs buff, nor an expert, but I can tell you that a favorite of mine is Kirkham Hot Springs (west of Stanley). I have visited and enjoyed these springs on several occasions. The springs are operated/maintained by the U.S. Forest Service...

Idaho: City of Rocks + Hot Springs, rock climbers, city of rocks
Idaho: City of Rocks + Hot Springs, rock climbers, city of rocks, bird bath

Idaho: travelling through Idaho
Hi Cindy, West Yellowstone is a touristy town just at the west gate of Yellowstone. You might want to stop there and have an ice cream or something. The kids would like it. Lots of souvenir kind of stuff. I have heard Island Park called the best fishing...

Idaho: vacationing in Idaho, redfish lake lodge, other nearby attractions
redfish lake lodge, other nearby attractions, grand tetons: I suggest the RV for a few reasons: the kids can get up and move around during the boring travel areas, and you always have a picnic table with you and a place to stay. It would be an adventure! http://idaho.getrv.com/ or http://www.rvrentalsofidaho.com/...

Idaho: best time of year to visit, yankee fork road, craters of the moon
yankee fork road, craters of the moon, redfish lake: Hello charli June is probably the best time of all to visit. The weather will most likely be perfect! There may be some very cool mornings, but if you are at Redfish Lake it will also mean no mosquitoes. Craters of the moon will be warm, but it will...

Idaho: Coeur DAlene area
Hi Peggy, Coeur d Alene is so gorgeous!! I am sending you some web sites that give all kinds of ideas of what to do in the area. If you play golf, do play at the Coeur d Alene Resort Course with it s famous floating green. A trip to Sandpoint is also...

Idaho: Idaho, shoshone falls park, grand teton national park
shoshone falls park, grand teton national park, ennis montana: Denver to Yellowstone should be easy going through Cheyenne and turning north at Rawlins and going through Grand Teton National Park, then north on into Yellowstone. When it s time to go home, go out through West Yellowstone, turn North on 191, then West...

Idaho: Riggins, ID
Hi Emily, Here s what Mapquest says: Estimated Time: 3 hours 41 minutes Estimated Distance: 216.73 miles That sounds about right, although I might have guessed around 4 1/2 hours. I loved driving through Lewiston...........did you know it is the...

Idaho: corresponence, Idaho mining, mining stocks
Idaho mining, mining stocks, Carl Watson: To: Beverly Brunet I was hoping for an easy question, but you have given me a tough one! Dating from the mid-1850s, mining has been an important part of Idahos economy. Mines across the state gave up a variety of minerals, from gold and silver to...

Idaho: Trip to Idaho May 2011, yellowstone np, coeur dalene
yellowstone np, coeur dalene, west yellowstone: Hello You have a good start! First thing I would do is decide which exact days you can be in Yellowstone Park and make those reservations NOW. Try for Old Faithful Lodge FIRST because it is so unique and difficult to get for lodging. Bathrooms are down...

Idaho: Yellowstone NP, old faithful inn, yellowstone np
old faithful inn, yellowstone np, old faithful lodge: Hello Lee Yes, they are the same place. The only way to reserve a room is through that website, since this company owns the right to all lodging, activities and restaurants in the park. http://www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com/ For the second...

Idaho: air travel to Lewiston, roanoke virginia, newport news
roanoke virginia, newport news, spokane washington: Hello Phil... I ve done a quick check, and flying directly into Lewiston from VA. is definitely EXPENSIVE ($2300+).....so......would you be willing to fly into Spokane, Washington (about 40 miles to the north) to save big bucks? You may need to drive to...

Idaho: Idaho relocation, sawtooth mountains, steelhead season
sawtooth mountains, steelhead season, school counselor: Thanks for your question! Here where I live are mountains 12,000 feet high. To the west are the Sawtooth mountains around Stanley, but this is so cold and snowy that it s more of a summer resort area. There is great boating, camping, wonderful scenery...

Idaho: name of place
Sorry, but the only place I connect to Hollywood in Idaho is Sun Valley, and it s still very much there, and still has many well known part time residents. Here s a website about the area: http://www.visitsunvalley.com/ There are a lot of ghost...

Idaho: need info on st maries and clarkia, st maries, hook ups
st maries, hook ups, emerald creek: Hello! There are campgrounds in the St. Joe National Forest - see purple area at bottom of this page: http://www.fyinorthidaho.com/Lodging-Trip-Planning/Campgrounds-RVParks.aspx#Kootenai_County_Camprounds_&_RV_Parks Also there is Emerald Creek - 5 miles...

Idaho: Northwest
Hello Lance, I cannot answer for all of the Northwest, but I know there are many places that meet your criteria in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The first that comes to mind is in McCall, Idaho, which is about 100 miles north of Boise, the state capitol....

Idaho: route 66?, travel trivia, wilmington illinois
travel trivia, wilmington illinois, oldest hotel: Hi Cheryl Route 66 doesn t even come close to Idaho, but I enjoy researching travel trivia. Here s one to look up: The oldest hotel on Route 66 is the Eagle Hotel in Wilmington, Illinois. Though sitting empty today, the 1836 hotel that once serviced stagecoach...

Idaho: Summer travel in Idah- new experience, old faithful inn, mt rushmore
old faithful inn, mt rushmore, jasper alberta: Good for you! Yellowstone is one place that everyone in the west should visit at least once in their lifetime! For OFFICIAL lodgings IN the park, go here: http://www.travelyellowstone.com/dynamic/frameset.htm?page=1.htm You ll find a directory on...

Idaho: Summer weather
Hello Nick, I m so sorry it has been so long since you sent your question. I was out of the country and had put a vacation hold on my AllExperts name, but it evidently didn t get to the Idaho section. I am sorry. When we lived in Boise, we were able...

Identifying Unknown Plants: 10 petaled flower anenomie like, passion vine, sea anenomie
passion vine, sea anenomie, fronds: Hello Maxfield, Your flower sounds like a vine commonly called Passion vine (Passiflora). They are very awesome! Please check the web to make sure I m correct with what you saw...if not write back and I will continue to work on it. Thank you for your...

Identifying Unknown Plants: What is this plant?, polk salad, drain water
Identifying Unknown Plants: What is this plant?, polk salad, drain water, greens

Identifying Unknown Plants: HELP! Plant ID?, peace lilly, parlor palm
peace lilly, parlor palm, lobed leaves: big plant: Peace lilly, Spathiphyllum sp. I don t think its poisonous. medium plant: this is a mixed planting obviously. The one in the middle with the light colored center is a Dieffenbachia- POISONOUS. That being said, my cat ripped one to shreds and...

Identifying Unknown Plants: What is this plant?, polk salad, southern maine
polk salad, southern maine, first frost: The picture is a little fuzzy, but I m pretty sure that s what we in the south call a polk weed, or polk salad, Phytolacca americana. It s a native perennial that is very poisonous, though some people still eat its leaves by repeatedly boiling it to remove...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Transpiration, transpiration rates, evaporation rate
transpiration rates, evaporation rate, control cylinder: If I understand right, the leaf stem (petiole) will be placed in water and clay will be packed around it? That sounds good, although I don t immediately see why the clay is needed; the evaporation rate should be the same for all cylinders, so even though...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown small tree plant is dying, dracaena marginata, dragon tree
dracaena marginata, dragon tree, green leaves: That s a Dracaena marginata, sometimes called a dragon tree, but most plant people just call it a marginata. The fuzzy white stuff is probably an insect called a meally bug. Spraying them with a dilute (about 50%) alcohol spray will get rid of them easily,...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unusual Fruit?, maclura pomifera, osage orange
maclura pomifera, osage orange, sticky residue: I m pretty sure what you saw was a Maclura pomifera, or Osage orange (not really an orange). You can upload a picture if you want to be sure. See the link below to see a picture of it. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/44/Maclura_pomifera_Inermis_BotGardBln1105Fruits.jpg...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown plant, nursery staff, walking stick
nursery staff, walking stick, green leaves: Based on your description, it sounds like what you have is indeed a devil s walking stick, or devil s backbone (not to be confused with Arailia spinosa, a tree native to the Southeast and also called a devil s walking stick).. If you upload a picture, I...

Identifying Unknown Plants: wild vine identification, east central alabama, porcelain vine
east central alabama, porcelain vine, cobalt blue: Not really sure without a picture, but it sounds like a porcelain vine. Check out the image search below to see if I m right. The plant is very invasive in Florida and moderately so here in Alabama. I don t know if it is toxic. Trey http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=porceline+vine&gbv=...

Identifying Unknown Plants: The care of a "Double" bloom Hybiscus, double bloom, orange blossoms
double bloom, orange blossoms, hibiscus species: Sounds like you have a tropical Hibiscus species. It will not withstand freezing temperatures, i.e. below 32 F. Anything above that should be fine. If you have a garage that stays cool, but above freezing, it can stay there over the winter. Light isn...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Identifying tree, empress tree, paulonia
empress tree, paulonia, purple flowers: That looks like a catalpa to me. A similar looking tree is a Paulonia, or empress tree, which is a weed species. If it is a young tree, it may not be flowering bcause it is still immature. If it is a Paulonia, it will have purple flowers in the summer....

Identifying Unknown Plants: Passionvine Help, passion flower vine, zebra longwing
passion flower vine, zebra longwing, passion vine: Hi there, I m a bit confused by your question. You call it a Passion Vine and I m pretty sure that s what it is (I would have called it a passion flower vine, Pasiflora sp.), but then you say you don t know what it is. (?) If you re wondering why its...

Identifying Unknown Plants: corn plant, aggie horticulture, corn plant
aggie horticulture, corn plant, type plants: That doesn t sound like the plant that is usually called a corn plant which is a kind of dracaena, so I m not sure what it might be without a picture. Most cane-type plants will propagate easily by stem cuttings. Cut sections of cane with at least 2...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Tree Identification, ficus tree, kind of trees
ficus tree, kind of trees, fence line: I m not sure what kind of trees you have, but yes, you can prune the trees soon after they flower to reduce berry production. The majority of plants flower most profusely on the extremeties of the branches, so shearing off the outer layer of the plants will...

Identifying Unknown Plants: wild vine with berries, porcelain vine, wild vine
porcelain vine, wild vine, invasive weed: Sounds like you have a Porcelain vine, which is an invasive weed in some parts of the country. Take a look at the image search below to see if I m right. Trey http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=porcelain+vine&spell=...

Identifying Unknown Plants: mystery bulbs, garden mystery, muscari
garden mystery, muscari, clumps: Missie, There are many varieties and cultivars of Muscari. Here is a link see if you have one of these. http://www.floridata.com/ref/M/muscari_spp.cfm Here in in Texas ours blooms in April. I do think feed and water play a big part in how the leaves can...

Identifying Unknown Plants: new plants, what are they?, rex begonia, tall vine
rex begonia, tall vine, african violet: Steve, The tall vine is a Hoya Vine or Wax Vine. They should be kept on the dry side for indoors in the winter. They like lots of light and blooms in early Summer. The small white pot is a Zygocactus some people call them Christmas Cactus. Again these like...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Plumeria, starter plant, thanks john
starter plant, thanks john, roots: Marge, You take cutting in early Summer when it is warm in the shade outdoors. Make the cut 8 to 10 inches below the flowering tip. Water in and roots should form in 6 to 8 weeks. Do not over water and keep it in the shade. Direct stick it into a good Cactus...

Identifying Unknown Plants: plant identification, hotel pool, pool area
hotel pool, pool area, cablelynx com: It would be hard to say without seeing a picture of the plant. You could wait until spring and take more cuttings. This would prune the tree and keep a supply of a new younger plants. After your younger plants are well rooted then give your older tree a hard...

Identifying Unknown Plants: spiny seed pods with tusks, mammoth tusks, little buggers
mammoth tusks, little buggers, seed pods: Hello JJ, The common name of your plant is Devil s Claw or Unicorn Plant. The were used by native Indian and are found growing wild from California to Florida. Ranchers do not like this plant because it can cripple a cow or horse if attach to their leg. The...

Identifying Unknown Plants: type of trillium, marin co, connectives
Identifying Unknown Plants: type of trillium, marin co, connectives, anthers

Identifying Unknown Plants: type of trillium, calphotos plants, luck john
calphotos plants, luck john, trillium: Lee, There are many forms and shapes of Trillium. Much of this has to do with environment and growing conditions. Here is a link that will explain it better. http://plantwatch.sunsite.ualberta.ca/plants/wes_tri.php Hope this helps good luck Joh...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Plant?, four leaves, jade plant
Identifying Unknown Plants: Plant?, four leaves, jade plant, small satellite

Identifying Unknown Plants: Plant?, growth booster, tsp
growth booster, tsp, walmart: This is a Bonsai. A Bonsai is a miniature tree that started in Japan. When someone got the idea of planting a NORMAL TREE SEED, in a small pot, to see if it would stay small. And that is also when the theory, that the bigger the pot the bigger the plant. I...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Bamboo, popular houseplants, chemical fertilizer
popular houseplants, chemical fertilizer, janet craig: That plant isn t a real bamboo, but a species of Dracaena, a genus that contains a number of popular houseplants, such as the so-called corn plant and Janet Craig. The plant actually prefers to grow in soil, though transitioning from water to soil may shock...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown flower, lady lily, naked lady
Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown flower, lady lily, naked lady, spider lily

Identifying Unknown Plants: Going for Grey, folliage, dusty miller
folliage, dusty miller, bromeliads: The only ones that come to mind are certain bromeliads, which have an inflorescence that is pink and grey, and certain pansies are a greyish blue. That s all I can think of. There are many plants with grey folliage, such as lamb s ear, artemesia, dusty miller...

Identifying Unknown Plants: what is this plant, tropical vine, mandavilla
tropical vine, mandavilla, partial shade: That s a mandavilla, a tropical vine. It blooms portportional to how much light it gets. Since it doesn t have any blooms in that picture, it may be because its in too much shade. As long as it gets some sun, it will grow, but may not bloom very much. ...

Identifying Unknown Plants: royal poinciana tree.., royal poinciana tree, cold hardiness
royal poinciana tree, cold hardiness, flame trees: I am not as familiar with the tropical plants of south florida as with those of the temperate areas, but I do know the royal poinciana... a very pretty tree. A quick search of the internet reveals that it will not withstand a freeze, which it does periodically...

Identifying Unknown Plants: spiky seed pod in Kentucky, chestnut, castanea
chestnut, castanea, mollisma: I m pretty sure that what you have found is a Chinese Chestnut, Castanea mollisma, but I can t be completely sure from the fuzzy picture and without seeing the tree. If you can find the tree it came from, it will probably be covered with those pods. If they...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unidentified flower, spanish market, search images
spanish market, search images, btng: Hey, it occured to me why you were confused by my answer. Your picture is of Portulaca oleracea, commonly called Purslane, as opposed to Portulaca grandiflora, which is what most people refer to as Portulaca. I call them both Portulaca since they are both...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown/blub platnt, pumpkin plant, hollyhock
pumpkin plant, hollyhock, blub: The only plant that comes to mind is hollyhock. Here is the wikipedia entry... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollyhock But you didn t mention flowers, which would be the most striking characteristic of a hollyhock. Obviously, plant identification is...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unidentified plant, unidentified plant, potted plant
unidentified plant, potted plant, croton: I am fairly certain that is a type of Croton, though I have never seen one exactly like that. There are many varieties of croton with different types of variegation. Most are multi-colored, but I have seen some with yellow variegation only, though not exactly...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown flower, botanical name, radiata
botanical name, radiata, lillie: Here in Alabama, that s called a Surprise Lilly, though there are other plants that are called that too. The botanical name is Lycoris radiata. It is called a surprise lilly because the leaves occur at a different time than the flowers. If I m not mistaken,...

Identifying Unknown Plants: aeonium, succulent plant, wavy edges
succulent plant, wavy edges, green plants: Probably the differences you see in the picture are different varieties of the species. It is also not uncommon for web resources to contain erroneously labeled plants. I would go with what seems to be the consensus. I know that there are black varieties...

Identifying Unknown Plants: crassula?, genus crassula, green leaves
genus crassula, green leaves, greenhouses: There are dozens of plants in the genus Crassula, and hundreds in the crassulaceae family, so I have no idea what species you saw. My only advice is to see if someone will give you a pinch of it, as most crassulas root very easily. Good luck, Tre...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Orchid?, house plants, house plant
house plants, house plant, gracilis: It does look and smell like an orchid, doesn t it? This is actually Neomarica gracilis, also called a walking iris or an Apostle plant. I have several that I keep as house plants. You can cut off the baby plants are replant them elsewhere. Tre...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Plants + coffee, coffee bean, parsely
coffee bean, parsely, science fair project: The coffee bean is a seed, and so it must contain every nutrient that a plant needs to live, which includes 14-17 elements, depending on who you ask. Certainly, when you make coffee, many of these elements end up in the brew, which would account for the increased...

Identifying Unknown Plants: truffles, fruiting body, fungi
fruiting body, fungi, truffle: Truffles are fungi, not plants, but I happen to know a little about them. The part you eat is the fruiting body, or the spore containing structure. It just doesn t rise above the soil like other fungi. In truffle fungi, the fruiting body is called an ascoma....

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown tree-like plant, yucca elephantipes, gorgeous plants
yucca elephantipes, gorgeous plants, interior plants: It s not the best picture, but I m pretty sure what you have is Yucca elephantipes, a tropical species of yucca. Dracaena marjinata is a similar looking plant that is a more common interior plant, which may be what you have seen. Though your yucca isn t...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown plant, water soluble fertilizer, plant question
water soluble fertilizer, plant question, flower image: Plant food sticks are fertilizer. If you go to buy some other product, any water soluble fertilizer such as Peters or Miracle Grow will do, preferably something like a 20-20-20, or 20-10-20. The numbers will be on the package. Use at a rate of 2 teaspoons...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Wild Flower/Bulb, family araceae, rocky mountain side
family araceae, rocky mountain side, orchides: I don t know the specific species, but I can tell you that the plant is a member of the family Araceae, whose members are called Arums . See the Wikipedia link below. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araceae Sorry I can t be more specific than that. ...

Identifying Unknown Plants: IDENTIFYING BRIAR PLANT, trifoliate orange, root stock
trifoliate orange, root stock, google: My only guess is a trifoliate orange, a non-edible, cold hardy orange used as a root-stock for other oranges in some areas. See the image search below to see if I am right. http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&ei=cQ2SSafZGNXkmQedj8CrDA&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=trifoliate+orange&spell=1...

Identifying Unknown Plants: idenyify my plant!?! PLEASE, unsuccessful search, plumeria
unsuccessful search, plumeria, search images: That looks like a Plumeria to me. Have you seen it flower? It obviously has flowered if you have seeds. Take a look at the image search below and see if you think I m right. http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=plumeria&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2 ...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unidentified dying object, dragon tree, houseplant
dragon tree, houseplant, last rites: That is Dracaena marginata, refered to as a Madagascar dragon tree in some texts. I don t know why it seems unhealthy. It is tolerant of a wide range of light levels, but the more light the better in general. It likes to dry out between waterings. If...

Identifying Unknown Plants: indentifying a houseplant, houseplant, mother of thousands
houseplant, mother of thousands, little baby: I bet what you have is called a Mother of Thousands, a pretty common succulent, but I can t be sure without a picture. I don t know why it isn t making babies now, but my only guess would be that it isn t in enough light, or that it is a seasonal thing....

Identifying Unknown Plants: What is the plant?, dublin, temperatures
dublin, temperatures, back garden: I wouldn t think that Dracaenas grow outdoors in Dublin, as they are damaged at temperatures under 40F, so I m not all that confident in my answer. But they do look like Dracaenas to me. I suppose you could just ask around if Dracaenas grow there. Tre...

Identifying Unknown Plants: What plant? woody, black berries, kind of grows like a vine, hedera helix, black berries
hedera helix, black berries, leaf shape: That is eniglish ivy, Hedera helix. The picture you sent is of the adult folliage. English ivy grows like a vine until it is up in a tree or something and then grows horizontally, changes its leaf shape, and makes flowers and fruit. One can make a cutting...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown bulb, purple blooms, follage
purple blooms, follage, google: I can t be sure without a picture, but Hyacinths can be purple, and are blooming now in Alabama where I am. See the image search below to see if I m right. If not, I might be able to help you if you upload a picture. http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=hyacinth&gbv=2...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown fruit tree?, oplin, leaves
Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown fruit tree?, oplin, leaves, apple

Identifying Unknown Plants: repeat w/ pix, celery stalk, winter flower
celery stalk, winter flower, leaf edges: That looks like hollyhocks, but I m not sure without seeing the flowers. Did you maybe mean 8 feet when you said 8 ? See the image search below to see if I m right. http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&safe=off&ei=K-rfSdeqE-GPmAfvzfymCQ&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=hollyhocks&spell=1...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown fruit tree?, genus prunus, salmon color
genus prunus, salmon color, cherry plum: Well, you are correct that it is a member of the genus Prunus, which includes peach, cherry, plum, apricot, almond, and some others. I can fairly surely say that it is not a peach. Actually, after looking at that picture again, I m wondering if it could...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Fruits, sweet fruits, evolutionary advantage
sweet fruits, evolutionary advantage, offspring: Plants have various ways to disperse their seeds. There is an evolutionary advantage to sending ones offspring away. Some plants develop seeds that are dispersed by wind or water, or on the fur of animals. Some plants develop sweet fruits so that animals...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Bush-like begonias... I think, delicate petals, black thumb
delicate petals, black thumb, one flower: I m not sure exactly what kind of plants you have, but here are some general guidelines for transplanting: It would be best to wait until the Fall or Winter to do it, if possible. When you dig them, make sure they have been watered recently. Try to get...

Identifying Unknown Plants: spiders on butterfly bush, honeysuckle vine, butterfly bushes
honeysuckle vine, butterfly bushes, true spiders: Sounds like you have spider mites, not true spiders, but they are arachnids. I have seen them on butterfly bushes before. They thrive in hot dry weather. Insecticides may help control them, but simply watering the plant well will help more than anything....

Identifying Unknown Plants: importance of trees, importance of trees, animal species
importance of trees, animal species, product of photosynthesis: This is a rather vague question, but I ll try to answer. Trees are important for a number of reasons. Foremost, they are the primary source of the oxygen that we breathe, as a bi-product of photosynthesis is oxygen. Animal species can not survive without...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Pears vs. apples vs. peaches in the wild, apples and pears, prunus genus
apples and pears, prunus genus, radial lines: Though they are similar looking, differentiating pears from apples is easy with practice. For one thing, pears have a pointier leaf. Peaches have a much pointier leaf and bark typical of the Prunus genus- shiney with radial lines. Differentiating peaches...

Identifying Unknown Plants: purple passion plant, purple passion, potting soil
purple passion, potting soil, cold weather: If you are using a general purpose potting soil, I doubt that s the problem. Roots are often damaged when you repot, which is an invitation to rot fungi. So be careful not to water too much after repotting. Also, plants need energy to recover from the...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Toad stool in Prayer Plant, toad stool, prayer plant
toad stool, prayer plant, spores: I don t know the species of mushroom, but I can tell you how it got there. Fungi reproduce by spores, which are microscopic, and travel through the air like dust. The spore was either present on the plant when you got it, or came in through a door or window....

Identifying Unknown Plants: Bishop's Weed, Bishop's Weed, Goutweed
Bishop's Weed, Goutweed, Aegopodium podagraria: I am better at identifying plants than I am at gardening (I have 4 kids and no time), but here s what I ve heard: Bishop s Weed is Aegopodium podagraria, also called Goutweed. I have the variegated form in deep shade in my yard, given to me by my mother...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Wild Thistle Plant, poison ivy, prickles
Identifying Unknown Plants: Wild Thistle Plant, poison ivy, prickles, pods

Identifying Unknown Plants: Poisonous?, Virginia Creeper
Virginia Creeper: You likely have Virginia Creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia. It looks a lot like Poison Ivy, but with five toothed leaflets arranged like the fingers of a hand. Each leaflet often has a red stem. Sometimes the same vine will have smaller clumps of leaflets...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Is this poisonous?, Phytolacca, Poke
Phytolacca, Poke, Pokeweed: I believe you have a variety of Pokeweed, Phytolacca sp., as you identified from my colleague s answer on AllExperts. There are many garden cultivars grown for their larger, showy berries in upright panicles, and with larger leaves. It seems to me that...

Identifying Unknown Plants: think a soil fungus!, Soil mold, soil fungus
Soil mold, soil fungus, mulch: This is pushing the edges of my area of knowledge, but here are some thoughts... Green flat growth on the surface of soil and up stems seems more likely to be algae than fungus. It would dry out to be black and crusty. It likes hard-packed, moist soil with...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown flower, Dietes, Dietes bicolor
Dietes, Dietes bicolor, white iris: It looks to me like Dietes bicolor, a cultivated flower in the Iris family from South Africa. It is easy to grow, so it s used a lot by landscapers in warmer areas. (I ve never seen it in NJ.) It has long, straight leaves in a clump, like a giant grass...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown Plant, tiny insect, black mold
tiny insect, black mold, wild plants: I m sorry, I don t recognize your plant. It s hard to tell from the picture, but I think you may have an aphid infestation going on, and what is dropping it either the insects themselves or the honeydew they produce (which tends then to grow a black mold,...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown plant, confederate rose, cotton rosemallow
confederate rose, cotton rosemallow, hibiscus mutabilis: Figured it out, thanks to a picture sent in by another reader. I believe you have a white, double Confederate Rose, or Cotton Rosemallow, Hibiscus mutabilis. They grow as shrubs in places with mild winters, perennials a little further north, and not at all...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Vine with White Flowers?, Bindweed, hedge bindweed
Bindweed, hedge bindweed, morning glory: I m sorry to say you have Hedge Bindweed, Calystegia sepium (sometimes called Convolvulus sepium). It s a weed related morning glories. It grows quickly and pulls on the vegetation it climbs on. It shades bushes and trees, stealing the sunlight they need....

Identifying Unknown Plants: Wild Thistle Plant, Buffalobur, buffalo bur
Buffalobur, buffalo bur, Solanum rosrtatum: You have Buffalo Bur, Solanum rostratum, also called Prickly Nightshade or Kansas Thistle, which is not actually a thistle but rather a nightshade. It is related to potatoes and tomatoes, but all parts of the plant are poisonous. (Not that anyone would attempt...

Identifying Unknown Plants: 7 ft plant, seed pods, wildflower seeds
seed pods, wildflower seeds, plant seeds: Can you attach a picture of the plant? Seeds or seed pods would be particularly helpful, as would a close up of the flower or number of petals and description of the parts in the middle (stamens, etc.). Also a view that shows how the leaves attach to the stem....

Identifying Unknown Plants: what is this berry bush?, cedar apple rust, crabapple tree
cedar apple rust, crabapple tree, apples and pears: This one looks like a crabapple. The somewhat lobed leaves are distinctive. The fruit are smallish. It could be a hawthorn, but that would have smooth, inch-long thorns on the branches, which I do not see in the picture. Incidentally you seem to have a...

Identifying Unknown Plants: blue berry bush - not blueberries!?, Dogwood, Cornus
Dogwood, Cornus, Buckthorn: Looks to me like you may have a blue-fruited Dogwood bush, Cornus sp. The opposite, non-toothed leaves with veins that follow the edge of the leaf and bluish fruits in panicles lean toward this. The common eastern Dogwoods with blue berries are Stiff Dogwood,...

Identifying Unknown Plants: are these edible fruit?, blue berries, fruit apple
blue berries, fruit apple, poisonous plant: These look more like untended apple than crabapple to me, though it s hard to be sure from the picture. Apple would have somewhat rounded teeth, and the fruits would be over an inch across. Crabapple would probably have some short, inch-long pointy branchlets...

Identifying Unknown Plants: 7 ft plant, carnations, leaves
Identifying Unknown Plants: 7 ft plant, carnations, leaves, flowers

Identifying Unknown Plants: Help with unidentified plant, naked lady, bunches
Identifying Unknown Plants: Help with unidentified plant, naked lady, bunches, mom

Identifying Unknown Plants: What is this plant?, russian tortoise, frosts
Identifying Unknown Plants: What is this plant?, russian tortoise, frosts, wickenburg

Identifying Unknown Plants: Godzilla sized berry plant in Michigan, Poke, Pokeberry
Poke, Pokeberry, Pokeweed: Godzilla is Poke or Pokeweed, Phytolacca americana, and for Heaven s sake don t go around tasting strange berries; according to Venomous Animals and Poisonous Plants by Steven Foster small children have died from eating Poke berries (it causes stomach cramps,...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Help identify (2) unknown plants., red mulberry, leaf blade
red mulberry, leaf blade, brick wall: Well, your first one looks a lot like a red mulberry. It s definitely a tree of some kind, with that thick woody stem. The second is giving me more trouble. It might be a wildflower as it s not as obviously woody. I haven t gotten far with large, alternate...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Help with unidentified plant, uc berkeley, unidentified plant
uc berkeley, unidentified plant, monocot: It is awfully hard to identify plants from just a shoot. This is surely a monocot of some kind, most likely a lily or amaryllis relative. Interestingly, the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden website has something similar blooming right now: Boophone, see http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Identify a bush, landscapers, 3 feet
landscapers, 3 feet, buds: I m afraid I m stumped. It s somewhat similiar to a witch hazel in growth. The buds, though blurry, look long-pointy like a willow. The leaf is too symmetrical for witch hazel, not toothed enough for hazel, too broad for a willow. I just don t know...

Identifying Unknown Plants: identifing a plant, Proboscidea, Devil's Claw
Proboscidea, Devil's Claw : In researching someone else s completely unrelated question, I came across a picture of Proboscidea louisianica, or Devil s Claws, and it reminded me of your picture. I think you have a Proboscidea of some kind; there are several varieties with different colored...

Identifying Unknown Plants: identifying bulbs, allium bulbs, daffodil bulbs
allium bulbs, daffodil bulbs, flower beds: I m very sorry to hear about your wife. I think you probably have daffodil bulbs. They are the common whitish bulbs that seem to nestle together into a round bulb made up of (usually) 2 parts. Peonies grow from a fibrous rootstock. Also, Peonies would...

Identifying Unknown Plants: identifying a plant, Velvetleaf, Abutilon theophrasti
Velvetleaf, Abutilon theophrasti: Sounds a lot like Velvetleaf, Abutilon theophrasti, particularly if the leaves are soft or hairy. If this is it, the flowers will have 5 petals, and inside the sunflower-bud-like structure would be lots of smallish, heart or kidney shaped seeds and the structure...

Identifying Unknown Plants: mystery green plant?, trees with catkins, hop hornbeam
trees with catkins, hop hornbeam, leaf shape: Well, to start with, it s a tree. Trees with catkins in your area include alders, birches, aspen, poplars, willows, beech, oaks, chestnut, hornbeam and hophornbeam. alder leaves very rarely have sharp pointed leaves. Willows are generally long and...

Identifying Unknown Plants: mystery squash, summer squashes, weather temperatures
summer squashes, weather temperatures, vacaville california: Sounds like you have a summer squash of some kind. Smooth, elongated, pale green with no striping would likely be a Cucuzza squash. They often curve a bit and can get much longer. Somewhat wrinkly and pear or avocado shaped, again pale green, would be...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Plant identification, madrone, madrona
madrone, madrona, arbutus: It looks a lot like a Madrone, Arbutus menziezi, also called Madrona (in Oregon) and Arbutus (in Canada). If so, it would have had tiny white flowers on those panicles at the ends of the branch earlier this year, and the berries that are there now would ripen...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Plant identity, best guess, don moore
best guess, don moore, proboscidea: Several things would help, most particularly a picture of the plant. Do you know what color the flowers are? Is it actually bush-shaped or could it be a vine? What shape are the leaves? From your description of the pods, my best guess would be Proboscidea...

Identifying Unknown Plants: pics, Confederate Rose, Cotton Rosemallow
Confederate Rose, Cotton Rosemallow, Hibiscus mutabilis: It s a white Double Confederate Rose or Cotton Rosemallow, a Hibiscus mutabilis. It grows as a shrub in mild areas and a perennial in somewhat cooler areas, but is not hardy here in NJ. In many plants the white flowers fade to pink or red as they age. ...

Identifying Unknown Plants: What is this plant?, sugar sumac, kingman arizona
sugar sumac, kingman arizona, madrone: Not really certain, as I don t have much experience with Arizona plants. From the shape and lack of fruit or flowers I d say you have a sapling of a local tree. The leaves remind me a bit of Madrone or even a Magnolia. In researching Arizona trees,...

Identifying Unknown Plants: is this a privet hedge?, privet hedge, panicle
privet hedge, panicle, white flowers: Except for the red fruits, it looks and sounds like a privet. But I nave not heard of any privet with red fruit. If they turn blue- or purple- black instead, then almost definitely. Opposite leaves and red fruit could be a honeysuckle, but they rarely...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Small Tree, traditional bonsai, storage purposes
traditional bonsai, storage purposes, house plants: House plants are not really my specialty. I can tell you Money Tree is Pachira aquatica, and it is often not braided, that s just a traditional bonsai method, considered good luck. If it is P. aquatica, it would have 5-7 leaflets arranged like an umbrella...

Identifying Unknown Plants: similar looking plants, stromanthe, wild plants
stromanthe, wild plants, community forums: I do not grow either of these, as I am far more focused on local wild plants, but from checking on line this is a question even experts disagree on. Here is a link to a very detailed discussion on another site on the subject: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/932797/...

Identifying Unknown Plants: what are these strange little bulbous white things, fluffy seeds, flower buds
fluffy seeds, flower buds, gnaphalium: I d have to say that those bulbous white things are the inflorescence of your plant. In otherwords, the flowers. It looks like an Everlasting of some kind, Gnaphalium or Pseudognaphalium, or maybe Anaphalis though it s not an exact match to any in my area....

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown plant, flower buds, lobed leaves
flower buds, lobed leaves, serrated leaves: Several questions: Where are you located? What state or region? Are you saying that the 3-4 foot tall plant only has 3-5 leaves, or the leaves come in groups of 3-5 (thus are leaflets)? Is the dark stem woody, could this be a young tree? Here...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown plant, golf ball size, seed pods
golf ball size, seed pods, handsome plant: Where are you located? Did you notice any flowers before the seeds? If so, what color, anything about the shape? What shape is a seed? I assume this is a non-woody plant? Can you take a picture and attach it (see attach picture button below)?...

Identifying Unknown Plants: what is this?, kangaroo apple, poroporo
kangaroo apple, poroporo, solanum aviculare: You don t by any chance live in New Zealand or the east coast of Australia, do you? If so, I believe you have Kangaroo Apple (Poroporo in New Zealand), Solanum aviculare. It would be a small, shrubby, evergreen tree. The berries are quite poisonous, though...

Identifying Unknown Plants: What is this bush with black berries, black berries, pokeweed
black berries, pokeweed, milkweed: Jacquelyn I m in southern NJ...Plant types vary from area to area...Plants that grow in your area do not necessarily grow in other areas of the country... I have checked numerous plant pictures of plants in your area...Yours looks like pokeweed or eldebury......

Identifying Unknown Plants: What is this bush with black berries, wild cherries, curious children
Identifying Unknown Plants: What is this bush with black berries, wild cherries, curious children, 10 years

Identifying Unknown Plants: Identify berry bush
Identifying Unknown Plants: Identify berry bush

Identifying Unknown Plants: Flowering Groundcover, california nurseries, pretty flowers
california nurseries, pretty flowers, ground cover: Hi Barbara, Thanks for your question. It looks to me like Myoporum parvifolium. It is native to Australia, but is sold as a ground cover in southern California nurseries. There is a link below with a picture and some info about it. The common name is...

Identifying Unknown Plants: help identifying plants, fern care, morning sunlight
fern care, morning sunlight, color spray: Neil There are over 650 species of ferns in Malaysia...Yours appears to be an upright fern variety...There are many of them also... Regardless, fern care is basically the same... Direct morning sunlight (especially up till Noon) is good for most plants....

Identifying Unknown Plants: houseplant, genus haemanthus, amaryllis family
genus haemanthus, amaryllis family, type plants: evelyn Plant types vary from area to area...Plants that grow in one area do not necessarily grow in other areas of the country (world)...Flowering plants are classified by the structure of their flower... I have looked at numerous plants similar to yours...I...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Identify berry bush, weedplant, blue berries
weedplant, blue berries, flowering plants: John Plant types vary from area to area...Many plants that grow in Australia do not grow in other areas of the world... Never-the-less flowering plants are classified by the structure of their flower...I have checked numerous plants in your area but saw...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Do you know what type of evergreens these are?, western hemlock, hemlock tsuga
western hemlock, hemlock tsuga, feet above sea level: Nick It would help to have a picture farther away showing the whole tree...It could be in the fir family...But I think it is a western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)...Type this hemlock name into your search engine and compare the pictures to your plant......

Identifying Unknown Plants: What is this plant? Grasshoppers LOVE it, san jacinto ca, tree tobacco
san jacinto ca, tree tobacco, low desert: Hi Barbara, I thought I was going to have to get more info, and maybe send this to a taxonomist in CA, but I think I found it. Nicotiana glauca , or tree tobacco. Here is a link with info and great pictures. I m also sending a picture of a young plant....

Identifying Unknown Plants: please help identify these palnts, corn plant dracaena, dracaena fragrans
corn plant dracaena, dracaena fragrans, cordylines: Hi Neil, Thanks for your question. The first one is commonly called a Corn Plant (Dracaena Fragrans). The second one is a type of Cordyline, called a Ti Plant . Both of these are typically sold as house plants, but they can be planted outdoors where...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown plant, member of the nightshade family, pasture plant
member of the nightshade family, pasture plant, thorn apple: Hi Brona, This is Datura Stramonium, or Jimson Weed. It is lovely, and highly toxic. It s become well known in the last 10 yrs or so as a legal intoxicant. Many young people have been poisoned trying to get high off this plant. It is a common field...

Identifying Unknown Plants: identification of an unknown plant, ylang rubber plant
ylang rubber plant: Ernyst Flowering plants are classified by the structure of their flower...Since plant types vary from area to area plants that grow in your area do not necessarily grow in other areas of the world...I would need to see a picture of the flower and the fruit...

Identifying Unknown Plants: name of plants, buenaventura valle, genus mentha
buenaventura valle, genus mentha, horticulture center: Gustavo Isaza Guzman It is hard to tell from the 2 pictures you supply...Plant types vary from area to area... Flowering plants are classified according to their flower structure...So it is important to see the structure of mature flowers to determine classification...It...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown plant, philodendron, faisalabad
philodendron, faisalabad, younis: Hi Shazia, Thanks for your question. I have forwarded your photos to Dr. Adnan Younis, who is a professor of horticulture at the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad. I am hoping he will help us to positively identify these 2 vines. I am almost certain...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Flower, google images, calla lilly
google images, calla lilly, flower ages: Hi Jan, Thanks for your question. I believe this is a Calla Lilly (Zantedeschia), also called Arum Lilly. There are many hybrids and colors - this might be the one called Piccaso . Compare it with other photos - you can use google images to do this....

Identifying Unknown Plants: What kind of plant is this & how do I bring it back, indoor tropical plants, peace lily
indoor tropical plants, peace lily, flower structure: Jennifer Most indoor tropical plants are classified according to their flower structure...It also helps to have a look at the leaves stems, and trunks areas...Yours looks like a peace lily (Spathiphyllum)...It should flower with a cupped white flower that...

Identifying Unknown Plants: mystery weeds, selective herbicide, annual ryegrass
selective herbicide, annual ryegrass, true grasses: Hi Tammy, I assume these weeds are in a lawn. Do you know your type of lawngrass, for example, Fescue, Centipede, Carpetgrass, etc. If you re not sure, take a sample to your local nursery, and they can recommend a selective herbicide for you. Most selective...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Plant identity??, northern climes, dahlia flowers
northern climes, dahlia flowers, spidermites: Hi Graham, Thanks for your question. Those are Dahlia flowers, and some mighty nice ones, too. I m a little jealous, because they only grow with very limited success in the southern US. They are a bulbous perennial plant that grows beautifully in northern...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Same question, warneckii, fertilizer
warneckii, fertilizer, salvage: Hi Paul, This is a type of Dracena (warneckii). Where ever you cut on the stem (you can prune it back 1/2 to 2/3), the plant will make sideshoots. The pieces you cut can be rooted in soil, or preferably sand, as it holds less bacteria, and stays uniformly...

Identifying Unknown Plants: totem (?) plant, google images, ti plant
google images, ti plant, cordyline: Hi Cynthia, I think this must be some sort of Cordyline - maybe a Hawaiian Ti plant, or perhaps some sort of Dracaena, all of which are closely related. It sounds like a root issue. These symptoms can happen especially when the plant has received alternating...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Abutilon?, native representatives, flowers and leaves
native representatives, flowers and leaves, flowering maple: Hi Peter, You are right - it is a relative of Abutilon. I would call it a rock rose or rose mallow. The mallow family includes hibiscus, okra, abutilon, flowering maple, turkscap, marshmallow, etc. It s a big family. We have lots of native representatives...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Flower Identification, variegated foliage, flower identification
variegated foliage, flower identification, hybrid variety: Deloris I am pretty sure it is in the tulip family...I searched long and hard to come up with Fritillaria imperialis rubra tulip...I believe it is a hybrid variety of this with more striking variegated foliage (or it may be Fritillaria imperialis rubra...Type...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Help, soil mixture, drainage hole
soil mixture, drainage hole, bleach solution: Hi Jill, This is a Desert Rose (Adenium Obesum). They are very susceptible to root rot. The first thing to do is obtain some course sand - builders sand. Do not use river silt or fine sand. You can buy this cheaply at any hardware store. Also get a...

Identifying Unknown Plants: identify vine on dead pine tree, vine plants, vining plants
vine plants, vining plants, flower plants: John it is hard to tell from the picture you provided...what you show looks more like a flower before it opens than a fruit produced from a flower...plants are classified by the flowers they produce...I could not find any vining plants in your area that have...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Identifying Maple Seedlings, sugar maples, silver maples
sugar maples, silver maples, smooth margins: Will The best way would be to compare a group of leaves to look for distinct differences between the leaves...Both are 5-lobed/pointed...Separate them into 2 piles as best as possible based on overall appearance, more VS less pointed, fuller VS thinner looking,...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Identifying Unknown Plants, parasitic plant, direct email
parasitic plant, direct email, positive id: Hi Debbie, Thanks for pursuing this, as I am as interested as you are in arriving at a positive ID. I sent your photo to the Native Plant society of British Columbia, along with your description of where the plant was found, etc. Hopefully, they will...

Identifying Unknown Plants: mysterious bush/tree, seed pods, hamelia
seed pods, hamelia, tree seed: Hi April, I think this is a hummingbird bush. I don t think it is the cause of your rash. You didn t say where you live, so I m judging by the leaf and what appears to be last years stalks. Has it ever bloomed? Below is a picture of the plant in flower....

Identifying Unknown Plants: plant I.D., elephant foot, pot size
elephant foot, pot size, size plants: Kevin, It looks like an Elephant foot plant (also called ponytail plant)... Go to a local garden center and buy a good indoor planting mix...Place it in an 8-10 pot...Put some of the potting mix into the pot and then place your plant in it...Poor more...

Identifying Unknown Plants: plant identification, fortson georgia, fort benning army
fortson georgia, fort benning army, aglaonema plant: Rufus It looks like an aglaonema plant(Chinese evergreen)...I believe they will grow outside in Georgia especially if the winter is mild... I would recommend you take a leaf of the plant to your local garden center (not chain store) for them to ID it......

Identifying Unknown Plants: Shrub Identification, japanese tree lilac, white fringe tree
japanese tree lilac, white fringe tree, agricultural extension services: Carolyn It would be easier if you sent pictures (Close up of flower, leaf & bark and one of the whole tree)...Without seeing a picture it will be very difficult to be of much help... Here are some possible trees/shrubs - Japanese tree lilac, service berry,...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Not sure what this is., plant hope, spanish moss
plant hope, spanish moss, strange plant: It is a popular type of Bromeliad (pineapples and spanish moss are in this family) called Tillandsia. This type can survive cooler temps then most other Bromeliads. It is an epiphyte, which means it gets its sustenance from the air, rather than from the...

Identifying Unknown Plants: What is this, strawberry bush, seed pods
strawberry bush, seed pods, eunonymus: Hi Karen, It is an American Eunonymus, which has several common names. It is called deer ice cream , as it is reputed to be a favorite browse plant. Strawberry bush is another name, and it is also called hearts a-bustin with love , because the red...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Acer Tree, variety type, japanese maple
variety type, japanese maple, maples: Phil It is a Weeping dissectum(Laceleaf )Japanese Maple... It is the green variety...Type the name into your search engine and compare your plant to the pictures...There are many many dwarf weeping cut leaf maples...Check out the dissectum green varieties...It...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Help with plant identification, south west nova, nova scotia canada
south west nova, nova scotia canada, pointed petals: What you describe sounds like a daisy {Compositae (Asteraceae)}...There are over 1500 genera and 23000 species of Daisies...They are probably the largest family of flowering plants... Without a picture of the plant s flower and foliage it would be vary hard...

Identifying Unknown Plants: identify sub-tropical tree, flamboyan, delonix regia
flamboyan, delonix regia, linear pattern: Brenda It looks as though the tree you describe is a Delonix regia...Type this into your search engine and compare your tree to it...It is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae...I can not really tell from your photos...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Lost flowering plant, light sandy soil, world seeds
light sandy soil, world seeds, coastal location: Hi Antony, Thank you for your detailed description. I m hoping it is Mattholia, or Sea Stock. Photo attached. If not, let me know. If it is sea stock, I think it will be easier to find seeds online, rather than plants. B&T world seeds has them...

Identifying Unknown Plants: What Is The Name Of This Plant? What Are The Care Instructions?, Philodendron
Philodendron: Seidi I am not certain from only seeing one picture but it looks like a heart leaf Philodendron...Yours is the large leaf variety Philodendron giganteum ...Type this name into your search engine and see if the pictures match your plant... Philodendrons...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Orchid, orchid mix, orchid food
orchid mix, orchid food, species of orchids: Hi Richard, You have a phalaenopsis orchid. It should be grown in a good, professional orchid mix - available at any nursery or hardware store. You didn t say where you live, but orchids are from tropical Asia, and require special care. First, the container...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Orchid, orchid potting mix, frilly edges
orchid potting mix, frilly edges, species of orchids: Richard I would need numerous more pictures (different angles, wholeplant, flower close-up, etc.) of you orchid to even begin...There are thousands of species and hybrids of orchids...Dendrobium, Phalaenopsis and Oncidium are the most common orchids sold...It...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Tree identification, bob bob, tree identification
bob bob, tree identification, climates: Bob I would need numerous other pictures of the trees (close-up of leaf, stem trunk, etc.) to even begin to ID them...It would be much easier if you take a cutting of each tree (branch with leaves) and take them to a local garden center for identification....

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown flower, zone 7a, flower structure
zone 7a, flower structure, puff ball: Your plant has basal rosette broadleaf leaves with multiple yellow flowers on long leafless stems...This would lead me to believe that it is a weed...But one man s weed is another man s valuable flowering plant...I have looked at hundreds of such weeds but...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown perennial identification, giant redwood tree, california poppy
giant redwood tree, california poppy, carson city nevada: Ian Sounds like it may be a biennial...The leaves look like those of a piggyback plant (Tolmiea Menziesii). But I do not believe this plant grows outside in your area as it is native to giant redwood tree areas... Plants are classified according to their...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown tree/plant, apple trees, stem cutting
apple trees, stem cutting, tree leaves: Steve The leaves are apple tree leaves...Was it a grafted tree, a stem cutting or a seedling?..Grafted trees are apple tree branches grafted on to another fruit tree root stock...A stem cutting is the rooting of a terminal end bud on from a new branch...A...

Identifying Unknown Plants: need help identifying a plant, plectranthus ciliatus, maranta leuconeura
plectranthus ciliatus, maranta leuconeura, red veins: Again water it by weight...Put a saucer under it so it can suck up as much water as it needs to be completly watered...It is in a small pot so it will need watering more often than a plant in a larger pot...Check it daily but only water it when it needs it......

Identifying Unknown Plants: Pink Vine Flower, delicious nectar, flower structure
delicious nectar, flower structure, passion flower: Mitchel Plants are classified by their flower structure...I have looked through numerous plant books I have and the only one I find that is similar to yours is a passion flower...It s flower looks the same and the leaves are similar to yours (tri-lobed)...It...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Tree Name?, tabernaemontana divaricata, star jasmine
tabernaemontana divaricata, star jasmine, double flowers: Hi Laura, I believe this is a Ceylon Jasmine (Tabernaemontana Divaricata). The French call it Fleur d Amour , and it is also called Pinwheel Flower . It is native to India and Thailand, and can be grown as a large shrub or small tree. I ve had one...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unidenfied, google images, sedum reflexum
google images, sedum reflexum, plant detective: Hi Margaret, OK, I m working on it, but photos can be deceiving, especially to scale. Is this a groundcover - spreading, and less than 8 in height? Is it in Sun or shade? In what area do you live? It appears to me that I am looking at 2 interspersed...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown flower in my garden, hollyhock flowers, brussels sprouts
hollyhock flowers, brussels sprouts, brussel sprouts: Laura Without a picture of the plant I can only guess and offer some ways to distinguish between the 2... Brussels sprouts have bluish/green foliage....Hollyhocks have more of a standard green foliage look... Brussels sprouts leaves are at the bottom base...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown flower/shrub, genus hibiscus, woody shrubs
genus hibiscus, woody shrubs, lobed margin: Ginger I assure you your flowering plant is a Hibiscus...Flowering plants are classified by the structure of their flower...Your flower is definitely in the Genus - Hibiscus which are plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae... It is a large genus, containing...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown Plant, wild raspberries, leaf plant
wild raspberries, leaf plant, hi john: Hi John, This is definitely in the Rubus family. That includes blackberry, dewberry, salmonberry, raspberry, cloudberry, thimbleberry, etc. This could simply be a raspberry primocane. While raspberry crowns are perennial, the canes are biennial. The...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown Plant w. Photo?, unidentified plant, google
unidentified plant, google, toadflax: Hi Katrina, It looks to me like Dalmation Toadflax (Linaria Genistafolia, or L. Dalmatica). It is an introduced weed primarily in the western US. I m saying this because the leaves appear fleshy, the veins are indistinct, and they clasp the stem in a whorled...

Identifying Unknown Plants: The Unknown Triffid, problem weed, flower buds
problem weed, flower buds, new jersey usa: Dave Be it a triffid or a teasel I wouldn t know for sure...I am in southern New Jersey USA and to me it does look like a weed...The problems with most weeds is that they can be invasive and choke out many of the native species...The best thing to do is take...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown vine, wild cucumber, white flowers
wild cucumber, white flowers, ripe fruit: Hi Jean, I think this is Marah Oreganus, or Oregon Manroot. It is a type of wild cucumber. The fruit is not edible. The root was used to make soap, and is said to smell like ripe fruit. There are several types of wild cucumber in the US, and most of them...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown vine, aerial roots, privot
aerial roots, privot, poison ivy: Hi Curt, I ve sent photos of your vine and all descriptive info to Dr. Curtis J. Hansen who is the curator of plants at Auburn University. In the meantime, I will keep looking. Thanks so much for your question. It gives me an opportunity to learn more....

Identifying Unknown Plants: Berry ID, google images, leaf shape
google images, leaf shape, exact species: Hi Ken, Thanks for the pictures and the question. This is a Smilax vine. Also called Green Briar, because many species have thorns, but not all. There are a dozen or more species that occur where you live. I can t be sure of the exact species, because...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown plant
Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown plant

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown plant Vashon Is, WA state
Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown plant Vashon Is, WA state

Identifying Unknown Plants: Fica plant identification, ficus plant, ficus lyrata
ficus plant, ficus lyrata, ficus plants: Cindy The 1st picture looks like a heart-shaped large-leaf Ficus (Ficus auriculata)...The 2nd picture looks more like a fiddle-leaf Ficus (Ficus lyrata)...I would need more pictures from different angles to be more positive...Type these Ficus names into your...

Identifying Unknown Plants: A flowering vine in Occidental Calif., lathyrus, pink flowers
lathyrus, pink flowers, camp meeker: Hi Sheri, This is a Sweetpea; either (Lathyrus Vestitus), or Lathyrus Laetiflorus Alefeldii . Common names are Alefeld s Pea, Pacific Pea, or San Diego Sweetpea. Thanks to your thorough description, I had narrowed it down to 1 of 3 things before I even...

Identifying Unknown Plants: help to identify, dogwood tree, phytolacca americana
dogwood tree, phytolacca americana, bunch of grapes: Hi Linda, It sounds like a Pokeweed,(Phytolacca Americana) also called Poke Salad, because the leaves are edible when the plant is young and before the stem has turned red. I m attaching a couple of pictures so you can see if that s it. It is a perennial...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Identify Parasitic Vine, love vine, lilac bushes
love vine, lilac bushes, lumps: Hi Sarah, It must be Dodder (Cuscuta Campestris). Dodder starts out green, then the vine turns orange as it feeds off the plant. The white lumps are the flowers, which will later form seed. The seed can live dormant for 50 years, so it s important to...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Lilly like plant, plant annuals, flowering plants
plant annuals, flowering plants, gymnosperms: Cindy Without a picture of your plant I can t even guess what it is...Way too many plants with leaves that look like a lily exist...Flowering plants (Angiosperms) are classified by the structure of their flower which produce seeds...Most weeds are also flowering...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Mystery plant ID please, hypericum androsaemum, st john s wort
hypericum androsaemum, st john s wort, mystery plant: Hi Daniella, This is a type of Hypericum used as a filler by florists. It is related to St. John s Wort (H. Perforatum). There are many cultivars of this Hypericum Androsaemum (common name is Tutsan), in different colors. One series is called Flair...

Identifying Unknown Plants: parasitic vine, vine plant, lilac bush
vine plant, lilac bush, lilacs: Sarah I need more pictures...One farther back showing more of the whole plant, one of the vine wrapping around a branch, and one of the vine plant flowering... Many plants are classified by the structure of their flower...Since plant types vary from area...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Plant ID help, lily of the valley, plant id
lily of the valley, plant id, wintergreen: Hi Sylvia, Thanks for your question. This is Pyrola Picta, or White-Veined Wintergreen. It only grows in the western half of the US. It is unusual in that it doesn t manufacture all it s own food, nor is it entirely parasitic - it makes some and steals...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Plant Identification, google images, thumbergia erecta
google images, thumbergia erecta, plant blooms: Hi Rose, I think I can narrow this down to the family Acanthaceae. The plant is small and not blooming, so it s difficult to positively identify. I can only attach 2 photos, so you will have to look up my other suggestions on Google images to compare....

Identifying Unknown Plants: shrub identification, wild plum, red berries
wild plum, red berries, shrub identification: Hi Melissa, Thank you for your detailed description. I believe you might have a winged Euonymus (Euonymus alatus). It is also sometimes called Burning Bush, because of it s fall color. Type the Latin name into Google images, look at several of the photos...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown plant, southeast louisiana, flowering plants
southeast louisiana, flowering plants, good luck: Christianne Plant types vary from area to area...Plants that grow in Louisiana do not necessarily grow in other areas of the country (world)...Flowering plants are classified by the structure of their flower... I have checked numerous plants in your area...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown plant, flowering plants, wetland area
flowering plants, wetland area, russ: Russ Flowering plants are classified by the structure of their flower...Since plant types vary from area to area plants that grow in Michigan do not necessarily grow in other areas of the USA...I have looked at numerous plants like the one you want to ID...I...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown plant Vashon Is, WA state, vashon island, island photos
vashon island, island photos, western wa: Juli Plant types vary from area to area...Plants that grow in WA do not necessarily grow in other areas of the country...Flowering plants are classified by the structure of their flower... I have checked numerous plants in your area but saw none with the...

Identifying Unknown Plants: wild grape?, porcelain berry, grape species
porcelain berry, grape species, vitis sp: Hi Pat, It s definitely a Vitis sp. - I think Rotundifolia - Muscadine. Unlike other grapes, which are wind pollinated,some Muscadines require insects. If you use pesticides, or have a more attractive source of pollen/nectar nearby, adverse weather conditions,...

Identifying Unknown Plants: What is it?, member of the nightshade family, tiny yellow flowers
member of the nightshade family, tiny yellow flowers, husk tomato: Hi Wendy, My first guess is Clammy Ground Cherry (Physalis Heterophylla). It s related to the Tomatillo (husk tomato)and the Cape Gooseberry. If this is it, the husked fruits will begin to appear after flowering. It is a member of the nightshade family,...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Fast-growing mystery plant... Keep or kill?, mysterious plants, studio city california
mysterious plants, studio city california, mystery plant: Victoria Send your photos to rleehern@hotmail.com and put plant pictures in the subject line... My 1st thought is beware of it...If it s growing that fast it is probably a weed...You could cut it back some until you can solve the ID problem...If you...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Flower identification, lantana camara, flower identification
lantana camara, flower identification, flowering plants: Robert Lantana does grow here also...I did not connect the flowers to lantana even thought that is the best way to ID flowering plants...The leaves did look familiar but I could not find them in my searches.. Thanks for getting back to me...Next time I will...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Identifying Unknown Plant, dracaena warneckii, time crystal
dracaena warneckii, time crystal, houseplant: Crystal It is definitely a Dracaena...It looks like a Dracaena Warneckii (99% sure)...Type Dracaena into your search engine and compare your plant to the ones listed...There are other varieties, especially new hydrids... Let me know what you think... Rick...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Mother-in-Law's Tongue?, snake plant, usda zones
snake plant, usda zones, plant man: Well, thanks for asking! Yes it is mother in law s tounge, aka snake plant. Nice snake plant there by the way! Just make sure to give it protection from cold snaps in the winter in USDA Zones 1-8. Protect it in the winter, then the plant will thrive! Thanks,...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unidentified Plant, unidentified plant, leigh morgan
unidentified plant, leigh morgan, bottom c: It is a mulberry, but I will need your help in IDing what type of mulberry it is. Is it... A.Leaves are rough and fuzzy on the top, and softly fuzzy on the bottom? B. Leaves are rough but NOT Fuzzy on the top, but softly fuzzy on the bottom? C. Nowhere...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown plant taking over yard, flowering plants, missour
flowering plants, missour, good luck: Karen Plant types vary from area to area...Plants that grow in Missouri do not necessarily grow in other areas of the country...Flowering plants are classified by the structure of their flower...I have checked numerous plants in your area but saw none with...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown vine in Alabama, animal fodder, tulip tree
animal fodder, tulip tree, vitamins and minerals: Hi Michael, Thanks for your question. This is the Creeping Cucumber, also know as Guadeloupe Cucumber (Melothria pendula). The fruit is edible when green (tastes exactly like a regular cucumber), but becomes slightly purgative when it turns black. It...

Identifying Unknown Plants: White flower shrub, leigh morgan, cold temps
leigh morgan, cold temps, white flower: Sorry for taking awhile there Rick, I was searching for it in my head! I knew it was in there somewhere! It is Plumeria pudica. A nice Plumeria bush you have there Rick! Just keep it free from Scales And Cold Temps and it will do fine! Happy Gardening!...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Dogwood?, symphoricarpos albus, red twig dogwoods
symphoricarpos albus, red twig dogwoods, abundant number: Hi Paula, Maybe it s a cousin, like Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus). The link below has pretty good pictures of it. Let me know if this is it. If not, we ll send off pics to some botanists and taxonomists. Look at several pictures on the web. Some...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Flower I.D., spider lilies, grandmother
Identifying Unknown Plants: Flower I.D., spider lilies, grandmother

Identifying Unknown Plants: Flower I.D., type of lily, yellow petals
type of lily, yellow petals, gloriosa lily: Jim Flowering plants are classified by the structure of their flowers... Yours looks like a type of Lily... My guess is Gloriosa lily...Type the name into your search engine to get some pictures to compare your plant to... Let me know what you think?.....

Identifying Unknown Plants: Monster tree, 20" leaves, paulownia empress tree, fastest growing trees
paulownia empress tree, fastest growing trees, elephant ears: Hi Christine, It does seem to be a Paulownia (Empress tree). Essentially, you are pollarding the tree by cutting it down each year, which makes it hollow, and keeps the leaves large. Pollarding is a type of pruning designed to create a large head of leaves....

Identifying Unknown Plants: what is this plant/flower?, passion flower, leigh morgan
passion flower, leigh morgan, fence line: Hello tara! Nice pic of a passion flower/maypop there! (passiflora incarnata) Would you mind if I use that pic on my gardening site? (Look Below) I will give credit if would like me to. Check out the site if you would like to. http://www.theworldgardenforum.proboards.com/...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Possible Wolfberry?, member of the nightshade family, google images
member of the nightshade family, google images, scatter the seeds: Hi Debbie, This is definitely a member of the Nightshade family. It is Bittersweet (Solanum Dulcamara). It s toxic to humans and livestock, but birds eat it and scatter the seeds with no ill effects. It s a pretty native plant, and is often used by florists...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown flower, dr shaw, ray flowers
dr shaw, ray flowers, rocky bluff: Hi Paula, This is what we in the field refer to as a DYC (dang yellow composite). I ve become slightly pop-eyed trying to key it out. The Asteraceae family has about 32,000 members. I sent the photo to Dr. Shaw, who is a taxonomist at the University...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Maroon stems and black berries.
Hi Justin, That s pokeweed (phytolacca americana). When it s young, before the stem turns purple, it s edible - poke salad. It becomes toxic as it gets older - but it s mainly the root (which is a large tuber 6-12 inches or more underground. The berries...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown plant
Hi Virginia, This is American Euonymus (Euonymus Americanus). It has several common names - Heart s a bustin , Deer Ice cream, Strawberry bush. As you might guess from the name, it s a favorite food of deer. It is not generally held to be toxic, but...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown plant
Hi Justin, That s Lantana (Lantana Camara). Some of us older Louisiana folk call it Ham and Eggs , because of the pink and yellow flowerheads. The flowers will be followed by silvery blue-black berries. This is an old, southern garden variety which...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Backyard bush I'd
D Flowering plants (angiosperms)are classified by the structure of the flowers they produce... Plants that grow in one area of the country do not necessarily grow in other areas... For a quicker and more precise answer I would recommend you take a picture...

Identifying Unknown Plants: hawaiian flowering tree
I am in southern NJ. Native plants vary from one area to another. In this case I would recommend taking a picture of the plant and flower to a local garden center. You may have to go to more than one to get the right answer. Try a reputable garden center...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Meanest plant in town!
Hi Karen, This is a weed from South America called Soda Apple (Solanum viarum). Besides being armed with spines, it is also toxic and invasive. I don t usually talk bad about plants, but unless this Nightshade turns out to be a cure for cancer (which...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown plant - need help
Hi Ivan, This is an herb called Costmary (Tanacetum balsamita). It was used before Hops to flavor beer - it is also called Alecost. In medieval times it was used as a bookmark in bibles. Drowsy church goers would sniff or chew on a leaf, so it s other...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Chile tree, pepper trees, pepper tree
pepper trees, pepper tree, white pepper: Hi Daniel, Are you sure it s not a California Pink Pepper tree (Schinus molle) with unripe fruit? I m including a photo. It s a big tree with a weeping habit. Black pepper trees (piper nigrum) produce black, green, and white pepper - the only difference...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Identification & Maintenance, plant question, maintenance question
plant question, maintenance question, inch diameter: 2a) Try to lean it to feel for weight when it has dried out sufficiently to move the pot ...Again you are checking for weight after just watering it VS weight after it has dried out some (once every 2-4 weeks)...You can always dig into the soil some to check...

Identifying Unknown Plants: botany, binomial names, latin binomial
binomial names, latin binomial, wholesale catalogs: bavani I learned the scientific Latin binomial names of plants by consulting wholesale catalogs...They list their plants in alphbetical order according to their Latin binomial names (buxus-boxwood, ilex-holly, juniperus-juniper, thuja-arborvitae, etc.)...Usually...

Identifying Unknown Plants: dwarf or regular walter's viburnum, dwarf variety, nursery grower
dwarf variety, nursery grower, leaf size: Shelly My guess is that it is not a dwarf variety or it would have said so on the label...The only way to be sure is to plant it and see how tall it is 5 yrs from now...The dwarf variety should not get much taller than 5 while the regular variety should...

Identifying Unknown Plants: lawn coverage options, mulch areas, plant grass
mulch areas, plant grass, diciduous: Terrell Plants that grow in one area do not necessarily grow in other areas of the country...Plant types (evergreen VS diciduous, growth characteristics, color, etc.) vary from area to area...I am in southern NJ...Our climate is very different from yours......

Identifying Unknown Plants: Backyard plants, choisya ternata, orange blossom
choisya ternata, orange blossom, mexican orange: Hi Forrest, I m always thankful for easy questions :} - harder to let people down. Actually, I had to look the shrub up. Almost everything grows in California. Must be nice. Ok - the blue flower is Forget me Not (Myosotis). The wonderful shrub is...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Found tons of tubers in garden of rental home, potato variety, veggie garden
potato variety, veggie garden, idea what kind: Most plants are classified by the structure of the flowers they produce...Plants that grow in your area do not necessarily grow in other areas...Send me pictures of the plant when it flowers...It could be a Peony...It may actually be a potato variety... For...

Identifying Unknown Plants: identifying an indoor palm-type-plant, indoor tropical plants, dracaena marginata
indoor tropical plants, dracaena marginata, indoor palm: Michelle It is a Dracaena marginata also called a Dragon Tree...They have a tendency to become long and leggy as they loose their bottom leaves...You can try and cut one of the tops off and put it in a hole in new soil in a new pot...And start watering the...

Identifying Unknown Plants: What is the name?, celosia plumosa, dead heading
celosia plumosa, dead heading, sun light: Jennifer It looks like Celosia plumosa, a common annual sold at most garden centers in the spring...It could be a variety called argentea...Type Celosia plumosa into your search engine and compare the pictures to your plant... They do well in morning sun...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Plant ID from a leaf, indoor tropical plants, humidity requirements
indoor tropical plants, humidity requirements, plant id: It is a Pothos...Pothos is a vining plant and is often trained to climb on a trellis or slabs of wood with bark...I have seen them 20-30 long when not pruned and allowed to grow out...Visit your local garden center and see what they recommend for trellising...

Identifying Unknown Plants: pokeweed seeds, internet search engine, pokeweed plant
internet search engine, pokeweed plant, latin name: carol Pokeweed is a common name for numerous similar plants...You need to go on your internet search engine to find out more about your particular pokeweed plant...Use the binomial latin name of your particular plant that you identified 5 years ago...The...

Identifying Unknown Plants: What type of bush is this, hardy shrubs, photinias
hardy shrubs, photinias, southeast new mexico: Hi Eric, It looks like photinias that have some age on them. I would cut them back height wise back down to where they are full - where all that shrubby growth is concentrated. Don t worry too much about making a mistake. These are hardy shrubs and take...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unidentified plant in garden, seed leaves, unidentified plant
seed leaves, unidentified plant, monocot: Hi Paul, The seedlings are too small for me to identify, other than to say it s a dicot rather than a monocot. Those 2 seed leaves are not the true leaves - those will fall off in a few days as the seedling grows and the true leaves will appear. Send...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown bushes, light green leaves, south mississippi
light green leaves, south mississippi, white flower: Jennifer Most plants are classified by the structure of the flowers they produce...Plants that grow in your area do not necessarily grow in other areas...I looked at many plant pictures of the plant you described but could find none that looked like yours...Mock...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Flower ID, poppy family, bunker mo
poppy family, bunker mo, precise answer: Lance With only 1 picture I would guess that is in the poppy family...It is hard to tell without more pictures of the flowers...Flowering plants (angiosperms) are classified by the structure of the flowers they produce...Plants that grow in your area do not...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Can you identify this bush?, bright pink flowers, woodstown nj
bright pink flowers, woodstown nj, agricultural occupations: I am in the Woodstown, NJ area...I taught Agricultural Occupations for BCIT in Medford from 2000 to 2005...Small world??? From a distance it looks like a Barberry (didn t see any thorns on the branches) or a Euonymous(close-up the leaves do not look like...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown plant or weed?, precise answer, flowering plants
precise answer, flowering plants, white stripes: Nan It is hard to tell without more pictures...Your picture makes the plant look like it has white stripes on the leaves...Flowering plants (angiosperms) are classified by the structure of the flowers they produce...Plants that grow in your area do not necessarily...

Identifying Unknown Plants: White lilac?, genus syringa, lilac bush
genus syringa, lilac bush, syringa vulgaris: Amanda Lilacs are in the Genus - Syringa...There are some white varieties...Type white lilac into your search engine to view them...Compare them to the flowers on yours... Flowering plants are classified according to their flower structure...Yours is probably...

Identifying Unknown Plants: fungus, strange fungus, local health department
strange fungus, local health department, restoring furniture: Jools You need to contact your local health department, pest elimination company or similar agency to ID the fungus...Fungi are classified by their structure... Fungi that grow in your area do not necessarily grow in other areas of the world... For a quicker...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Grass or weed?, wetland plant, flower bed
wetland plant, flower bed, flowering plants: anne One person s valuable plant can be another person s weed...Grass in the lawn VS grass in a flower bed...Your plant looks like a common wetland plant found in FL...Whether it is a weed or not is up to whether you want the the plant in that location......

Identifying Unknown Plants: Plant Identification, onion chives, garlic chive
onion chives, garlic chive, garlic chives: Hi Maria, The first plant looks like society garlic- pick a leaf blade and crush it - it will smell like garlic. The second looks like moss verbena. The third may be onion chives or garlic chives, which can both be identified by the scent the crushed...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Plant identification help, mountain home idaho, boise id
mountain home idaho, boise id, yellow flowers: Tony Sounds like it could be Flannel Mullein (Also called Boy Scout Torch or Toilet Paper Plant ...Type Flannel Mullein into your search engine and compare the pictures to your plant... Flowering plants (angiosperms) are classified by the structure of...

Identifying Unknown Plants: QUESTION PLANT GROWING ON PROPERTY CANT ID, bush varieties, euonymous
bush varieties, euonymous, burning bush: ken It looks like burning Bush that turns a brilliant red in the Fall...It is a type of euonymous that is very common in our tri-state area (PA, NY, NJ)...There are dwarf bush varieties and rather larger almost small tree varieties... Late FALL to early...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Strange plant., flower structure, strange plant
flower structure, strange plant, flower garden: Jana Yes, it could be a watermelon plant...The leaves look like watermelon leaves...The flower is similar to a watermelon flower...A stray seed may have found its way into your garden... Flowering plants (angiosperms) are classified by the structure of...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown plant, leaf lettuce, plant question
leaf lettuce, plant question, flower head: Hi Jen, Hold off on moving those - now that I m looking at the picture again, I think I was wrong. I think those may be poppies. Whatever it is, it s about to flower, which will confirm one way or the other what it is. Lettuce has a whiter sap and tiny,...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown plant, red valerian, dry stone walls
red valerian, dry stone walls, wales uk: Hi Damian, I believe this is Centranthus Ruber. The common names are Red Valerian and Jupiters Beard. The color varies from red to pink. How beautiful. I wouldn t be suprised to learn that this is the flower that inspired Tennyson s poem Flower in...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown plant, google images, lilly of the nile
google images, lilly of the nile, tall spike: Hi Damian, You have the most beautiful garden! I want you to pick a leaf of this plant and crush it and smell it. I believe this is an ornamental allium (onion). It should smell like onions or garlic. If not, then it may be a new variety of Agapanthus...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Unknown seed pod, nest fungi, wood mulch
nest fungi, wood mulch, seed pod: Hi Michael, I believe these are actually bird s nest fungi (Nidulariaceae). They live off decaying matter, such as wood mulch. There are many different kinds. Google images has some great pictures. Viewed from the side, I didn t immediately recognize...

Identifying Unknown Plants: American Holly?, east coast usa, latin binomial
east coast usa, latin binomial, american holly: Shelly The pictures you show look like American Holly plants...Only the person selling you them knows their origin...To be sure you should buy from a reputable source...Miss-identification does happen...I only bought my plants from reputable dealers...Most...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Bad company for my lawn, st augustine grass seed, perfect desguise
st augustine grass seed, perfect desguise, st augustine grass: Hi Rick, Lol! If you collect them, St. Augustine grass seed sells for about $60 a pound. The bad news is, St. Augustine grass seed has a very poor germination rate - 40% or less. If you have some bare areas to fill in, you can buy St. Augustine plugs...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Bad weeds, precise answer, flowering plants
precise answer, flowering plants, plant id: Rick None of your pictures came through...Send them to rleehern@hotmail.com and I ll see what I can do to help ID them...Put Plant ID on the subject line... One person s weed can be another person s valuable plant...Flowering plants (angiosperms) - even...

Identifying Unknown Plants: plants, nuisance, weeds
Identifying Unknown Plants: plants, nuisance, weeds

Identifying Unknown Plants: Un-identified parasitic plant
Identifying Unknown Plants: Un-identified parasitic plant

Identifying Unknown Plants: id plant, leaf cuttings, succulent plant
leaf cuttings, succulent plant, excess water: Hi S, This is a succulent plant - a Cotyledon. Succulents like it on the dry side. They don t want excess water or humidity. They like it sunny, so if it s kept indoors in a pot, choose your hottest window. They cannot take frost or freezes. Cotyledons...

Identifying Unknown Plants: What is this plant?, wet paper towel, basal rosettes
wet paper towel, basal rosettes, common weeds: Hi Kyle, I m sorry I can t identify it instantly from this basal rosette picture. Here is what I can tell you. It might be merely a very healthy wood sage. When it sends up a flower, a positive identification can be made. Other than wood sage, it doesn...

Identifying Unknown Plants: plant id, purple berries, fuschia color
purple berries, fuschia color, poison ivy: Hi Debra, It s definitely not poison ivy, which has 3 leaflets. This looks like a really healthy Pokeweed. If I m correct, the stem will begin to turn a fuschia color as it ages, and the tiny, white flower head will give way to a stalk of purple berries....

Identifying Unknown Plants: plant that looks like cucumber, cucumber plant, horned melon
cucumber plant, horned melon, bad weed: Hi George, I hope it proves me wrong, but I m afraid so. Cucurbits have male and female flowers, and the males will appear first with nothing to fertilize, so don t be suprised when they fall off. Eventually, it will all come together. If you think about...

Identifying Unknown Plants: plants, fastest growing trees, paulownia seeds
fastest growing trees, paulownia seeds, crepe myrtles: Hi again! Paulownia seeds are dispersed by wind, water, and probably by birds and animals as well. It is one of the worlds fastest growing trees. Windblown seeds can germinate immediately where they find good ground. I bet if you look around your neighborhood,...

Identifying Unknown Plants: plants, flowering plants, precise answer
flowering plants, precise answer, sunflower: Looks like a sunflower...Can t be sure until it flowers... Flowering plants (angiosperms) are classified by the structure of the flowers they produce... Plants that grow in one area of the country do not necessarily grow in other areas... For a quicker...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Uknown plant, south eastern ontario, fruity smell
south eastern ontario, fruity smell, thick skin: Hi Nelson, That s a grape - one of the many types we have in North America - and it is edible. It looks to be a muscadine type. While you can eat these out of hand, the seeds and thick skin are not very digestible. Most people prefer to turn them into...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Un-identified parasitic plant, spanish moss, air plants
spanish moss, air plants, tillandsias: Hi Basha, This is a type of Bromeliad - I think a Tillandsia. There are about 3,000 types of Bromeliads; some are arboreal (live on trees), and some are terrestrial (have roots in the ground). A pineapple is a Bromeliad, and so is Spanish Moss. Tillandsias...

Identifying Unknown Plants: ruffle fan palm, licuala grandis, epsom salts
licuala grandis, epsom salts, purpose fertilizer: Hi Aytek, Is your fertilizer water soluble, like Miracle Gro, or is it a slow release encapsulated type like Osmocote, or is it granular? What is the N-P-K analysis? That would be numbers like 13-13-10. Also list any micronutrients listed on the label...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown flower, horticulture center, new jersey usa
horticulture center, new jersey usa, precise answer: Amir As you only show me a picture/painting on wall paper it may only be an artist rendering of a flower of his imagination... Flowering plants (angiosperms) are classified by the structure of the flowers they produce... Plants that grow in one area of...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown flower's name, pretty flower, dill
pretty flower, dill, weeds: Hi Amir, To me, this looks a lot like a dill plant that has gone to seed. Since it s an artist rendering, it s kind of up to the person viewing it to decide. There are no true leaves or flower parts to identify. Many plants would look like this dried...

Identifying Unknown Plants: unknown purchased plant, plant mimicry, deciduous shrub
plant mimicry, deciduous shrub, plant question: Hi Millie, Just wanted to let you know I m still looking. I have a few questions. Are the shoots coming from one trunk or crown or are they independent ? The new growth appears prickly or fuzzy on the stem - that could be a vital clue. Is this fuzz...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Gaillardia from Lowes, agricultural extension service, red flowers
agricultural extension service, red flowers, native florida: shelly I am in southern NJ. Native plants vary from one area to another. In this case I would recommend taking a picture of the plant and flower to local garden center. You may have to go to more than one to get the right answer. Try a reputable garden...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Two mystery plants / weeds, black walnut tree, milkweed
black walnut tree, milkweed, pinnate leaves: Hi Robert, Those pinnate leaves appear so long - I have to say it s a Black Walnut tree from the picture. A crushed leaf of a black walnut will have a distinctive strong scent, and the sap dries black. Here is another photo of a young Black Walnut. ...

Identifying Unknown Plants: Two mystery plants / weeds, ugly tree, crepe myrtle
ugly tree, crepe myrtle, southern maryland: Hi Robert, This is a Crepe Myrtle. You can t go 10 feet without seeing one where I live. I doubt they are as plentiful in Maryland. This one does look like it gets frequently frozen or cut back. They bloom best on new growth, but wrong pruning makes for...