Plant ID forum: Can someone help refresh my memory ....

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 5, 2014 12:30 PM CST
with the name of this common little trailing plant? Geesh, it's driving me crazy. The label has gone missing and for the life of me I'm drawing a blank as to the name. I kept thinking Yellow Alder (Turnera ulmifolia) but this one is a low growing, trailing ground cover. I know I'm going to do one of those head-smacks when I hear the name. Smiling

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 5, 2014 4:15 PM CST
When googling I found this one called (Turnera ulmifolia Trailing Yellow) which looks an awful lot like my plant in question: http://www.northforkgreenhouse.com/Pages/TurneraTrailingYell... but I'm still Confused because last year someone ID'd the plant in my database photo's as Yellow Alder (Turnera ulmifolia) but that plant was a lot taller growing. The one I'm trying to ID appears to be a trailing ground cover, yellow flowers with a brown central ray.
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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
Oct 5, 2014 4:38 PM CST
I'm really not good at going back and forth trying to compare photo's but upon further googling I think my plant in question looks a lot like Turnera subulata. Fourth photo from the left here: http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-turnera-...

I sure wish my memory was younger Green Grin! I know the original plant label did not say Turnera but the original label could very well have been incorrect.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 6, 2014 9:12 AM CST
*** Bumping this up to see if anyone has clues as to the identity. Smiling
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 6, 2014 11:44 AM CST
Maybe it's a yellow Turnera subulata?
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
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
Oct 6, 2014 11:51 AM CST
Greene, that's the closest I've come so far in my search. I think the original plant label began with the letter P but it may have very well been labeled incorrectly!

Sure looks like some of the photo's I've found when googling:
http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/turnera/Interesting
http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/bioinformatics/dfm/metas/view/28...
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sulphur_Alder_%28Turn...
https://www.botanikfoto.com/en/details/image-photo-sulphur-a...
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 6, 2014 12:48 PM CST
P?
Well, procumbens would mean a plant that is low down, trailing or on the ground, so maybe??
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
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
Oct 6, 2014 2:47 PM CST
I sure wish my memory would kick in with the original name that was on the label. I was so sure the plant tag had the genus name beginning with the letter P but with my memory ... who knows, LOL.

I'm going to adopt the saying by member drdawg (Ken): "My brain is like the Bermuda Triangle; information goes in ... never to be found again!" Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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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
Oct 9, 2014 6:36 AM CST
I've identified this as Turnera subulata.

edited to add: When I removed it from it's pot there was a plastic label laying at the very bottom of the pot which reads as follows:

Turnera subulata Yellow
creeping
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 10, 2014 12:16 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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