Shrub-YellowBloom and Red Stem in fall

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Date Photo Taken: September 21, 2011
Location: Dunwoody, GA
Posted By: jsnoblin


This was growing on the edge of my neighbor’s Koi pond. Had lots of yellow flowers in summer (dime-size). The stems are red and hairy. Beautiful leaf structure and leaves turning a beautiful red color. Don’t know if the red stem color is seasonal. This one is 2 ft tall, another is at least 3 ft tall. What is it?


  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    The foliage looks a lot like Primrose. The bloom doesn’t. Walter, what the heck is this?

    September 25th, 2011 at 10:03 pm
  2. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    It is a primrose after all! Check out this USDA link:
    Let us know what you think.

    September 27th, 2011 at 11:13 am
  3. Sunnysue Unregistered says:

    I’m really thinking that it’s in the St. John’s Wort family. Couldn’t find an exact match but the number of petals and the leaf formation are pretty close.

    this next page has a close up of the square red stems as well

    Had no idea there were SO many varieties of what I thought was a “weed” like herb!

    October 1st, 2011 at 12:01 am

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