Plant ID and Help

If you have questions about a plant, plant insect or disease contact Kaitlin Bricco, Horticulture Educator, at Because we are working remotely, leaving samples is difficult. The best, and quickest, method of communication is through email.

Please Include:

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Photo of the plant or insect, if possible
  • Any other information that you think may be pertinent such as:
    • For plant identification:
      • Environment (Sun vs. Shade)
      • Approximate dimensions of plant
      • Any visible fruiting or flowering
      • Did you plant it or did it appear on its own?
      • Is it an indoor plant or outdoor plant?
    • For plant disease or insect damage*:
      • Is there a pattern to the damage / disease?
      • When did you first notice the problem?
      • Any color variations of the plant tissue
    • For insect identification**:
      • Approximate size
      • What plant (if any) is the insect feeding on?
      • Color

*If you suspect misapplication of insecticide or herbicide please contact DATCP:

**Note: Extension does not handle home or health related insects such as bedbugs, lice, fleas, or ticks. Please contact your local health department or medical service.

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