Plant ID forum: Molly's Mystery plant

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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Jun 2, 2016 5:27 AM CST
Hi there! My neighbor (in Minnesota, zone 4a) has a pretty plant in her front yard, but in one year it has filled an entire garden bed. It is about 2 feet tall and has small yellow multi-petaled flowers. Once the flowers fade, a skinny pod-like thing appears. That suggests to me it might be in the legume family? It is a rather bushy lush looking plant. Anyone know what it is? I have not seen one of these around here.
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Thanks for your help!
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jun 2, 2016 5:34 AM CST
Chelidonium majus:
https://www.google.be/search?q=chelidonium+majus&espv=2&biw=...
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Jun 2, 2016 8:45 AM CST
That is it. Thanks Myriam!
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jun 2, 2016 8:50 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 2, 2016 9:43 AM CST
Jeanie, I agree with Myriam and it's a lovely Celandine (Chelidonium majus) You should add a few photos to the database!
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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Jun 2, 2016 9:54 AM CST
I agree it is pretty, but it is spreading uncontrollably in my neighbor's garden. She will likely get rid of it. Too bad Sad
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 2, 2016 9:59 AM CST
It is pretty but I guess it does have a tendency to become a pest ... this page states that it has not become very widespread in Minnesota (yet!) but has become a serious pest in parts of Wisconsin: https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/celandine
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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Jun 2, 2016 10:46 AM CST
I will tell her and she can decide what to do. I am guessing she will take it out. There are pets and grandkids around too so that might make a difference.
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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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HemNorth
Jun 5, 2016 1:51 AM CST
Thirty years ago I found this plant growing by the side of a building and brought a baby of it home. Despite my efforts to contain it to one small area, it spread to all sides of our acreage, and seeds unwittingly wound up in a lot of other plants that I was giving to friends. Sad I always felt so guilty when I saw that they had kept these invaders. I would always warn them about how invasive they were and they would laugh at me and say they thought they were so pretty. I still feel badly about letting this scourge loose in our area. Crying
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Replace your lawn with a garden!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Bee Lover Sedums
Hostas Dog Lover Xeriscape Region: Minnesota Heucheras Butterflies
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foraygardengirl
Jun 5, 2016 4:40 AM CST
Thanks for the warning, Nora.
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Roses Organic Gardener Garden Photography Echinacea Butterflies
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HemNorth
Jun 5, 2016 7:29 PM CST
Thanks for taking such excellent pictures! It made it so easy to recognize. Thumbs up
Good luck with whatever you decide to do with it. Crossing Fingers!

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