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Little Yellow Flower

I thought this was just more blackberry, but the flowers are not pinkish, they're yellow. Any ideas?

[img]https://home.comcast.net/~klemport/plant23.jpg[/img]

[img]https://home.comcast.net/~klemport/plant24.jpg[/img]

[img]https://home.comcast.net/~klemport/plant25.jpg[/img]

This is in Washington state along what used to be a logging road thru the woods. Some plants along here are native, some are not.

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Thimbleberry, but the flower doesn't look quite right

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I don't think the leaf is right for thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus). The leaves of that plant are very large, about 4 to 8 inches in width, and are lobed like maple leaves. The flowers are white.

I thought maybe salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis), but those flowers are deep pink to purple.

The growth habit looks like it should be a berry of some sort, but I have no idea what it might be.

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We also have wild raspberries, but there again wrong flower.

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I did consult my pnw berry book, but found no match. I thought about raspberry too but, again, an all-yellow flower doesn't match. Perhaps it's some kind of weed.

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I kept searching "nw weed small yellow flower" on Google images and finally found it:

Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus Repens)
[url]https://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/animalsAndPlants/noxious-weeds/weed-news/feb_08.aspx[/url]

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I'm a little confused with the photo. Does the plant with the yellow flower have spines, thorns :?: The buttercup in my garden has no spines.
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I think a couple of my photos may be deceiving because of other plants in close proximity. I don't think there are any spines or thorns. Thanks for mentioning that. I'm learning to notice more detail.

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Not convinced on the buttercup identification. :idea:

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Can it be a species of Potentilla?

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I don't see any leaves in your pic that look like creeping buttercup. I had to dig out a patch of that from alongside my porch last year. The stuff I removed from my yard looked exactly like the photo you linked to. I removed it because it's very invasive stuff.

Here you can see how the leaves are made up of 3 leaflets, and each leaflet has 3 very distinct lobes.

[img]https://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j280/gardenplansireland/CreepingButtercupRanunculusrepens.jpg[/img]

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Yeah, maybe it's not Creeping Buttercup. It pretty much looks the same as your picture, Kisal. Do you have a name for that plant? My only thought is that on mine the leaves look very pointy.

Geum Urbanum or Geum Macrophyllum has been suggested to me as well.

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The pic I posted is just another view of creeping buttercup. I included it because the triple leaflets and the lobes of each leaflet seemed to me to be clear to see.

The buttercup I dug out by my porch grew in deep shade and had very dark green leaves, like the leaves in the link you posted. I looked at other pics of it, because I wanted to see if different growing conditions might produce leaves of a lighter shade of green, such as on the plant in the pic you took.

I honestly don't know what the plant is that you took a pic of along the logging road. I'll keep searching, but right now, I have to go run some errands.

I'm sure lots of other members are trying to come up with the ID, too. One of us will get it eventually! ;)

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What about Geum macrophyllum?

https://www.wnps.org/landscaping/herbarium/pages/geum-macrophyllum.html

[img]https://www.natsnursery.com/uploads//photos/Plants/Geum%20macrophyllum.jpg[/img]

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Yes. That was one of ones suggested to me (as I mentioned above). I think that's the best match so far, and the picture you posted, Kisal, seems right on. I think we can probably close the book on that one.

Thank you! :)

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Sorry! I guess I missed that line in your post! :oops:

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Did you notice the tiny white flowers in my three originally posted pics? It's mostly visable in the 2nd pic, and here's a new pic of it:
[img]https://home.comcast.net/~klemport/plant26.jpg[/img]

Unfortunately I don't have a close-up on the flower (yet). I've been searching the internet for possibilities, but nothing seems quite right.

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I think you have creeping buttercup.
I found some in my lawn and searched --- first I found your post then I found

www.gardenorganic.org.uk/.../weed.php?id=3

www.gardenorganic.org.uk/assets/organicweeds/

So, what do you think? because I have it too.

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Sorry; the first link no longer exists, according to my computer, and the second is a screen of approx. 20 photos, most of which show people, not plants.

Can you try again with the photos?

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point, game and match! and I don't even like tennis. :lol:

bring on the next one.

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https://www.welshholidaycottages.com/countryside/img/wild-flowers/yellow/039-creeping-buttercup-300606.jpg

this one should do it

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I'm not at all sure, but from the leaf formation, and the fact that the flowers are bourn on a raceme, my guess would be some kind of berry. I'm not sure of which one, but not, I think, something as common as wild blackberry. Will you post more pics as the flowers develop?

As a starting place, you might want to look at Actea rubra, aka baneberry, but again, I'm not sure. The raceme on the plant in your pic seems to droop, rather than being held upright, so that would count against it being baneberry..

[img]https://www.natsnursery.com/uploads//photos/Plants/Actea%20rubra.jpg[/img]

https://www.wnps.org/plants/actea_rubra.html

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This is for the little white flower question

Rosaceae, Rubus leucodermis, Blackcap raspberry
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JoanAtHome, although the picture of your plant with the yellow flowers looks quite a bit like mine, one difference I noticed is that your flowers seem bigger ... relative to the leaves.

Re: my bonus question about the plant with the little white flowers

Do these pics help at all?

[img]https://home.comcast.net/~klemport/plant31.jpg[/img]

[img]https://home.comcast.net/~klemport/plant32.jpg[/img]

[img]https://home.comcast.net/~klemport/plant33.jpg[/img]

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sorry, the flowers are still blurry. :(

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Video of plant with tiny white flowers:
[url]https://home.comcast.net/~jkvideos/plant01.wmv[/url]

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It has thorns and the powdery look of the blackcap raspberry, but those flowers :?

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It may be a matter of waiting to see what develops. I keep wondering about blackcap raspberry too. I found another one not far from the house, so I'll keep an eye on it.

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Foamflower (Tiarella trifoliata)?

This photo reveals direction of growth:
[img]https://home.comcast.net/~klemport/foamflower01.jpg[/img]

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Yes, That looks pretty good :)


https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3490/3970909190_4c744598f0.jpg

Have anymore :?:

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Thanks for your help, DoubleDogFarm. :) The only other plant currently in question is posted with th topic of "Wall Lettuce ???"
[url]https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24761[/url]



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