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This yellow flower was growing in my yard in St Petersburg, Florida. It did not survive my xeriscaping.yellow flower

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I've never seen the species before, but a stab in the dark: Winter Cassia? (Senna bicapsularis aka Cassia bicapsularis). The curved anthers in that group are pretty distinctive, but I'm not at all certain that it is bicapsularis, though.

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Photo by: 石川 Shihchuan

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    That appears to be the one. The leaves are what did it for me. The flower is dead on too. Thanks. Jul 11 '11 at 16:16
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It looks like a buttercup flower. Hard to tell without a picture of the rest of the plant though. Was the plant tall and skinny, with leaves such as the ones on this link?

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  • The buttercups that I know of, also have a distinctive seed head, so that is probably something else to look for.
    – winwaed
    Jun 29 '11 at 17:30

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