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5 petal yellow wildflower ID, please

Posted by rde44 Florida (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 3, 10 at 16:09

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

Here is a link that might be useful: plant and flower picture


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RE: 5 petal yellow wildflower ID, please

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

FataMorgana


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RE: 5 petal yellow wildflower ID, please

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


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RE: 5 petal yellow wildflower ID, please

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.


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