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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Apr 18, 2014 4:25 PM CST
I've been waiting for this to flower so I'd know what it is...so, it's flowering now and I still don't know what it is...seems to reseed a lot.
TIA....

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Apr 18, 2014 4:29 PM CST
Ranunculus, but I have no idea on the species.
wildflowersoftexas.com
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 18, 2014 4:36 PM CST
Oh! You're so quick! Thank You. I'm only used to the 'frilly multi-petaled' ranunculus. I'll look this up.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Apr 18, 2014 5:14 PM CST
That was an easy one since they are extremely abundant this time of year. Here is the field across the street, a couple of weeks ago.


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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 18, 2014 5:50 PM CST
Having spent 32 years in SoCal, I never encountered them before, but they apparently like the Pacific Northwest....lol..
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Apr 18, 2014 6:18 PM CST
We have them naturalized in Georgia, too. We grew up calling them buttercups. Smiling
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Apr 18, 2014 6:51 PM CST
It seems odd to me that they are wild here, wild in Georgia, but if they are wild in Texas also, I don't see why I didn't have them wild in SoCal....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Apr 18, 2014 6:55 PM CST
Here are distribution maps for species found in North America.

http://bonap.net/NAPA/TaxonMaps/Genus/County/Ranunculus
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 18, 2014 7:06 PM CST
That's a handy tool...thanks!
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Apr 18, 2014 7:28 PM CST
Well, I can't swear that they are the same exact species but they do look alike. I don't recall which Ranunculus species our "buttercups" are at the moment but I do remember reading that they are a widely naturalized species and not native.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 18, 2014 8:28 PM CST
My friend here tells me that they are very hard to get rid of.....but I see no need to try...lol.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Apr 18, 2014 8:41 PM CST
Danita if you look at the link I posted, all the ones shown in green are native and the blue are introduced. I counted about 16 species shown for Georgia, of which 9 are native.
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Apr 18, 2014 10:09 PM CST
When I said "our 'buttercups' " I didn't mean to imply that I was speaking of Georgia's buttercups in general but rather the ones that used to grow in my family's lawn. I know that there are native Ranunculus but the one that grew in our lawn was not. I wish I could remember for sure but it might have been R. bulbosus. I always found them quite pretty but read that they exude allelopathic compounds from their roots so I tried to keep them out of the flower beds and left them to battle the boring lawn grass. Although it looks very similar, I think Sherry's Ranunculus may have slightly finer leaf-lobes than ours did. I don't have any in this yard to inspect closer for sepal orientation and all that other good keying stuff. Big Grin
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 19, 2014 4:38 AM CST
It looks like one I have which is determined to establish itself in my garden! I don't mind it in places but it can be 'robust', it sends out runners which root so that might be the reason it appears to reseed a lot but it probably reseeds a lot too!

Look at Creeping Buttercup, Ranunculus repens, the leaves have faint light spots on them. The broader leaves in Sherry's photo I think are the buttercup, the thinner ones look like Geranium. The roots are white and quite strong, they like moist soils.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=creeping+buttercup&biw=144...

http://www.lawnweeds.co.uk/creeping-buttercup.html
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Apr 19, 2014 5:16 AM CST
You may be right about the leaves, Janet. It's hard to tell from the photo and there are Ranunculus species, like Ranunculus acris for example, that have Geranium-looking, thinner-lobed foliage. Really, both kinds of leaves look like they could possibly be from a Ranunculus species. Shrug!
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Apr 19, 2014 8:55 AM CST
I've just gotten up, having my tea and then I'll take more pics. The really large clumps of leaves at the foundation having been weedeater'd by the DH several days ago, I'll see what I can find. They're growing closely all around the foundation of the house. My first thought with these was cranesbill and I was surprised to see the yellow flowers. This was a rental house for years and the extent of gardening was mowing, so spread all through the grass is this buttercup, violets, what I take to be ox-eye daisy, red clover, white clover, one of the 'wild' strawberries...all of which I like and so would be happy to leave, but all lawn will eventually come out and be gravel paths around the plantings.

edited to add that the closest I'd come to 'buttercup' before was the oxalis pes-caprae (Bermuda Buttercup) of our previous property. I didn't mind that either, with a couple of acres of it, you may as well give in...lol..plus it is pretty and the bees love it, so....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 19, 2014 11:52 AM CST
Aha! A closer look shows two different types of leaves here....lol..

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It is the finely divided leaves that first caught my eye and made me think cranesbill....

I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 19, 2014 12:25 PM CST
I would say the Geranium is G. carolinianum, there are some others which look very close but this one matches well. Watch for flowers!

http://www.missouriplants.com/Pinkalt/Geranium_carolinianum_...

http://luirig.altervista.org/floranam/geranium.htm

The Ranunculus still looks like repens.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 19, 2014 12:41 PM CST
Thank You, guys. You are, collectively, a wonderful resource.......
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Apr 21, 2014 6:37 PM CST
Ranunculus repens for the ranunculus.

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