I am new to this site but have enjoyed many of its free features. I took the plunge and became a subscriber because I have a mission. I am looking for a plant that was in my grandfather's garden in the 1960's and early 70's.
I have no idea how long he had it so it could be a really old plant. It grew under his spruce trees along with the Virginia Bluebells and bloomed about the same time. It had bright yellow flowers that were round and not much more than a centimeter or two in diameter. The petals were glossy, or waxy looking. The center of the flower was green. We called them "yellow buttons" but when I search the web with that name, the hits I get are definitely not what I remember.
I loved this plant as a kid because it was so bright and the waxy petals were slick and fun to pull apart and use as natural confetti. The spread a lot just like the bluebells if I remember correctly.
My grandpa's garden was in northeast Nebraska so the plant was growing in zone 4.
Thanks for your help and I look forward to getting to know this site and its regulars better.
Sorry Butterfly, can't take those off your hands. That isn't the one I am looking for. These had petals arranged so it looked like a mound of yellow. I know there is a scientific term but can't get to it right now.
Thanks for your response.
How about the double buttercup? It flowers about the same time.
Just checked your list..looks like that to me. I just got some for another person (traded some of my plants to a local gardener who was thinning hers out) I kept a plant..but haven't checked on it. Will do that today.
If it is still viable, it is yours. I would do postage..anything else you need, to make the best use of the postage costs?