Shrub-YellowBloom and Red Stem in fall

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

Notes:

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?

COMMENTS

  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: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LULE4&photoID=lule4_1h.jpg
    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.

    http://www.gardenstew.com/plantstew/21454#taxon-images

    this next page has a close up of the square red stems as well
    http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nursery-weeds/weedspeciespage/hypericum/Hypericum_perforatum.html

    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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