5 petal yellow wildflower ID, please

rde44March 3, 2010

Along a small clear stream that runs into Alligator Lake in Columbia Co., I found this bushy green plant with these small 5 petal yellow flowers and green "fruit" in the center. Looking for an id, please. The temperature is somewhat moderated by the shallow but warm lake water very nearby. there is a nice little stand of Fumaria officinalis blooming nearby. any help in the id of this flower would be appreciated. Thank you. rd

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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Looks like a Small-flowered Crowfoot, Ranunculus abortivus to me.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 7:17PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

I agree with the above, but would add that it is one of the nicest looking specimens I've seen.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 8:53PM
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agrigirl(6b)

I agree with the ID too. We have buttercups growing wild all over the county. Farmers hate them and often spray to get rid of them.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2010 at 5:11PM
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