Diane Putnam

Diane Putnam

Posted on 05/30/2018


Photo taken on May 29, 2018


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Yellow Dominates

So yellow...

So yellow... 

...it almost hurts to look at it! I know it's not a sedum, it might be candytuft.

UPDATE: I found out what this is, today. Talked to someone in town, then came to IP to see that Keith and slgwv had guessed right! So, it is officially Lydian Broom. I had only known broom as the tall, invasive Scotch Broom. Well, this is the short, spreading and invasive relative. I will not be planting any, as it has spread like crazy downtown in just a few years.

Andy Rodker, Diana Australis, Ronald Losure, Smiley Derleth and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Pam J
Pam J
Certainly not the Candytuft I know

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iberis

Possibly Rapeseed or Mustardseed.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapeseed

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustard_plant
5 months ago. Edited 5 months ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to Pam J
Yes, you're right about the name. Oops, I've always used "candytuft" for both plants! I think this is the one: tinyurl.com/y9ns2m2d Golden spring alyssum. I had to laugh about this in Wiki about Iberis: "In the language of flowers, the candytuft symbolizes indifference.[4]" Haha!
5 months ago.
Edward Bowthorpe
Edward Bowthorpe
Lovely shot Diane,eddie,xx
5 months ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to Edward Bowthorpe
Thank you so much, Eddie!
5 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WOW, SPLENDID ***********************
5 months ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to Marie-claire Gallet
Many thanks, Marie-claire!
5 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
It looks like Lydian Broom which seems to be a common shrub for use around public buildings etc. Have a Google Diane and see what you think.

Cracking display of yellow flowers, whatever it is.
5 months ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to Keith Burton
Exactly what it is! I stopped at a lumber store today, which has it planted in front, just to ask what it is. She said it was "broom...not Scotch broom, but in that family." She didn't know the exact name. We talked about how much it has spread in the downtown area in just about every place where there's dirt. She said, "it's awful, it spreads everywhere!"
5 months ago.
Sylvain Wiart
Sylvain Wiart
Alysse au pays des merveilles !
5 months ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to Sylvain Wiart
It is actually Lydia in Wonderland (see new description above)! Merci, Sylvain.
5 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
I won't even guess, but it does make a great splash of colour.
5 months ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to tiabunna
As it happens, it's a highly invasive type of broom, so I won't be planting any! Thanks, tiabunna.
5 months ago.
slgwv
slgwv
Scotch broom? It's a notorious invader weed in the Northwest--as usual, introduced with the best of intentions.
5 months ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to slgwv
YES! Keith says it's Lydian broom, which I'd never heard of. Yes, I talked to someone in town today and she said, "it's awful." I only knew of the big bush, Scotch broom, also a demon to get rid of once it takes hold. That variety (along with the evil pampas grass) is rampant on the Calif. coast north of SF.
5 months ago. Edited 5 months ago.
Diana Australis
Diana Australis
A real eye opener!
5 months ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to Diana Australis
Both the color and its growing habits! Thank you, Diana!
5 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Live and learn. Had no idea how invasive broom is in the wrong location.
5 months ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to Andy Rodker
Very. It's included in eradication programs in some N. Calif. coastal counties. (Same with pampas grass.)
5 months ago.