Could be a swamp buttercup. http://www.herpingwithdylan.com/swampbuttercup.htm
Here is a close up picture.
Yes, that's it! Oh-Oh- I hope it's not the one mentioned in personal remarks- the creeping buttercup- cause it does look weedy and is spreading from when I first planted it! Thanks for your help, Cynthia!
I inherited these in my garden when we moved. They will take over. They can get pretty large and look unkempt. I pulled most of them up! But everyday I go out and pull more up!
Irma, you do NOT have the invasive, Creeping Buttercup! This webpage has a good picture of the creeping one (2nd picture down): http://gardenmentors.com/garden-help/weeds/managing-buttercup-weeds/ ....see, it's nothing like yours....but if you ever see the creeping ones dig them out immediately or they'll take over your garden! I know because I'm battling them here.
Thanks Judy! I looked at the site and did a little more research. They do look a little different, so hopefully I don't have the invasive one. Appreciate your help!
You're welcome Irma. The structure of the 2 plants is really very different even though the leaves look a lot alike.
looks like the common bettercup..invasice lawn pest,,will choke out all grass, much like crab grass..... a good weed and feed usually handles itin the lawns..once mowed it gots crazy..... causing it to spread fast..
Or ... could be wild strawberries -- also invasive. I weed them out all the time. I left a small patch just to see what would happen and sure enough -- tiny strawberries!