5 petal yellow flower???
Could someone please help with the ID of this wildflower. It may be a variety of Buttercup but the small round stamens look unusual to me.
I am so sorry BonaDea that I have not managed to id this yellow flower.
Your pic is so clear. I did try very hard. But with no success!
I can tell you that it is not related to any plant in the buttercup family... Ranunculaceae.
Thanks Silver surfer. I took your advise about the forum website. Will see what happens. Do you think it might be in the Cinquefoil group?
Cinquefoil is in the family Rosaceae., again multiple stamens.
The nearest I got was Primulaceae family.
But I am not at all sure. There are bound to be plants in USA that I have never even heard of.
Last edited by Silver surfer; 10-09-2010 at 01:50 AM.
It has been suggested by Trylch from Kiev. Ukraine, that it is a Ludwigia sp.common name water primrose! However, it is in the family Onagraceae, so I was miles out!
I respect Trylch's vast knowledge.
Ludwigia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Last edited by Silver surfer; 10-09-2010 at 01:44 AM.
hmmm a puzzler and this flower has 5 petals instead of 4 in the photos of the water primrose.
had a long look too. closest I could come up with although not identical to photo...
How about helianthemum Canadensis? (frost weed) there are also other helianthemum sp.
wild guess from Canada.
Last edited by KarenZone3A; 10-10-2010 at 10:21 PM.
Last edited by Silver surfer; 10-11-2010 at 01:08 AM.
I also believe that it is Ludwigia or as commonly known as water primrose :)
Originally Posted by KarenZone3A