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Low growing, perennial wildflower. Smooth leaves and stems. Bright yellow flowers with 8-10 petals. Flowers don't last long and often fade to a whitish color before dropping off.
Suburban yards, roadsides, disturbed areas (moist areas preferred).
I have seen these flowers on my walk to work from the train station every Spring and always wondered what they were. Introduced to the US (as an ornamental plant) and invasive in some areas.
Spotted on Apr 11, 2013
Submitted on Apr 16, 2013
You may absolutely use my photo. I am honored that you have considered it. You can credit the photo to me, Tamar Beecher. I'm looking foreword to seeing the finished product!
Thanks again for joining the mission on look alike buttercups! We're about to write up a final project summary and I'd like to use one of your photos (the flower shot) for our report.
Can we use your photo, and if so, what name would you like us to use to credit you? I'll post a link to the final report once we're done, let me know!
Akimz, I would be happy to add my spotting to the mission!
We would love to have this spotting be a part of our mission on the distribution of native and invasive look-alike buttercups. The marsh marigold looks similar to the lesser celandine and many people get them confused. Feel free to join!