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Hudson, FL

May 7, 2007
6:58 PM

Post #3473360

When I was growing up in Michigan my mother had a flower in her garden. I am wondering if anybody might have an idea what is was? My mom didn't know the name of it.
It was a yellow flower that bloomed in the spring. It was a single bloom about the size of a nickel or dime. The bloom itself was puffy or raised. The leaves on the plant were a glossy dark green. It reminded me of a strawberry plant. The plant spread and could become invasive. The plant could be about 6-12 inches high.
Mifflintown, PA
(Zone 6a)

May 7, 2007
7:23 PM

Post #3473464

Mary , try the plant Id forum if you have no luck here. Check Ranunculacea and Oxalidaxeae in the plant files, see what you think abt either of them. I forgot what you said abt the foliage till I got to plant files.
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

May 7, 2007
9:41 PM

Post #3474010

Try looking up Tunera Ulmifolia. That sounds like what you are describing. I think the common name is Yellow Alder. Very invasive, and most folks consider it a weed, but my husband likes it a lot, so I have several pots of it.
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 7, 2007
9:46 PM

Post #3474029

Maybe Duchesnia indica? Its common name is False strawberry, it has yellow flowers, and I believe it can be invasive
Hudson, FL

May 7, 2007
10:33 PM

Post #3474228

No. It is not any of the above mentioned.
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2007
5:04 PM

Post #3476641

Maybe Ranunuculus repens? One of the cultivars in Plant Files has double flowers which give the impression of being puffy
Hudson, FL

May 8, 2007
5:14 PM

Post #3476675

I think you are right! It looks like it could be the Double Creeping Buttercup. Now where can I get this?
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2007
5:23 PM

Post #3476704

I think they can tend to be invasive, I'd do some homework on it first to make sure it's not going to get out of control in your garden before you plant it. No idea where to get it though, I've never run across it at a nursery or any of the mail order places I usually order things from.
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 9, 2007
7:32 PM

Post #3480737

Plant Delights used to have a single flowered R. repans called 'Buttered Popcorn'. Don't know about its hardiness zones, but prob. would be ok in Fla. You can try the website

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