Plant ID forum: Yellow Wildflower?

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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
May 21, 2014 1:24 AM CST
I found this growing alongside the road, with a few other flowers that I can't put a name to. These are growing in North Central Idaho. The one I photographed was about 2 feet fall, and the flower head was about 4 or 5 inches across. They were growing at about 2,300 feet in elevation, if that helps any!

Any suggestions would be appreciated!




Natalie
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 22, 2014 7:03 PM CST
Pretty! Looks like Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) which is considered invasive in some areas: Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/docum...
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Natalie
May 22, 2014 7:10 PM CST
Thanks Lin! It's an exact match, except for the foliage! That is what had me stumped. I'll have to see if there are other varieties of that plant, but haven't had time to check yet. I thought it was very pretty, and very odd looking! We do have wild parsnip in the area that have the same foliage as in the pictures in the links, but this one doesn't seem to be the same plant. Shrug!
Natalie
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 22, 2014 7:20 PM CST
Other possibilities but I don't know if they grow in Idaho, LOL:

Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea)

Upland Cress (Barbarea verna)

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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Natalie
May 22, 2014 7:29 PM CST
It isn't either of those, but I like them!

The second picture in the bottom row has a close up of the foliage, on the plant in the front. The rest of the foliage in the background wasn't the same plant. I didn't see any other foliage on the plant, and saw the same thing on several of the plants. That is what has me stumped.
Natalie
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 22, 2014 8:06 PM CST
How about Nineleaf Biscuitroot (Lomatium triternatum?)

https://www.google.com/search?q=lomatium+triternatum&tbm=isc...

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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
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Natalie
May 22, 2014 8:09 PM CST
That just HAS to be it!!!! The foliage is an exact match! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

You are good! Thanks so much!
Natalie
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 22, 2014 8:24 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. You are very welcome! I was having trouble trying to see the foliage in some of the photo's when googling ... glad that last one was a match! Thumbs up
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
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Natalie
May 22, 2014 8:26 PM CST
I added the photos to the database and also added the plant information. I'm thrilled to know that it's not poisonous, and won't hurt the dogs! It's actually edible, at least for people!
Natalie

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