The blooms of ranunculus repens (creeping buttercup). May 2002.
Close-up of ranunculus leaves in July.
This is the same plant I pictured starts of in 2001 (see my other photos in this database entry), and look at it now! It's about 18" tall and bloomed like crazy a few weeks ago.
This gives you an idea of its growth habit. Pictured here sharing a bed with artemesia 'silver mound' and lobelia 'palace purple'.
This shows the relative size of the plant. Note the roots forming at the nodes.
As found at East Bay Nursery in Berkeley, Ca.
With Weigela Midnight Wine - June 4, 2009