14 May 2011

unknown

What is this plant in my yard?
It comes up every year between two stones near the compost pile. The bright yellow flowers look like buttercups, and the leaves look similar to parsley.

And now I'm so glad I've begun to read a few other garden blogs. This one makes me pretty sure I've got a wood poppy. I'm going to dig it up and move to a spot where it won't get hit by the lawn mower all the time.

3 comments:

Cath said...

I feel like I ought to know what that is but it isn't coming to me. Very buttercup-like leaves. It's not rununculus (sp) is it? No...

sabrielle lunin said...

Common buttercup (Ranunculus repens) also creeping buttercup, meadow buttercup or tall buttercup. They are considered toxic if eaten and can be irritating to skin.

Jeane said...

Hm, thanks. Wow, this is an old post. I don't even live at that property anymore. However I'm curious why it can be called both a creeping buttercup and a tall buttercup? aren't the two growth habits opposite.