Asked on Jun 20, 2013

Can you identify this plant?

AnnieWanda sinnemaJudy


Given to me by a friend- spreading small leaves- gives tiny yellow flowers
small leaves on spreading stems- gives tiny yellow flowers
10 answers
  • Cynthia
    on Jun 20, 2013

    Here is a close up picture.

    can you identify this plant, flowers, gardening, Swamp Buttercup
  • Ivylore
    on Jun 20, 2013

    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!

  • Mary lou palumbo
    on Jun 21, 2013

    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!

  • Ivylore
    on Jun 21, 2013

    Oh boy!

  • Judy
    on Jun 22, 2013

    Irma, you do NOT have the invasive, Creeping Buttercup! This webpage has a good picture of the creeping one (2nd picture down): ....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.

  • Ivylore
    on Jun 22, 2013

    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!

  • Judy
    on Jun 23, 2013

    You're welcome Irma. The structure of the 2 plants is really very different even though the leaves look a lot alike.

  • Wanda sinnema
    on Jul 16, 2013

    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..

  • Annie
    on Jul 22, 2016

    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!

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