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Anyone know what this yellow headed plant is?

young codgeryoung codger Posts: 448
I was driving through the villiage of Thurcroft yesterday, and these bright yellow flowers caught my attention. I think mainly because the heads looked a decent size. They seem to be low growing. I turned around and drove back, and got out and took some photos. I feel sure there will be someone on here that can identify them. I don't think I captured any or much of the foliage.





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  • PlantmindedPlantminded WirralPosts: 1,008
    Looks like Ranunculus, a type of Buttercup.  Not certain but someone else will confirm!
  • didywdidyw East SuffolkPosts: 1,706
    My first thought was ranunculus and the leaves around look like that, but on second look the smooth leaves look as if they belong to the yellow plant and look like tulip leaves. So I'm wondering if it is some kind of double tulip.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,234
    There are certainly tulip like leaves in that picture.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • PlantmindedPlantminded WirralPosts: 1,008
    edited 21 April
    Looking closer, the leaves look like Tulip leaves - this could be Tulip Yellow Pomponette. (It's too early for Ranunculus).  I can see why you returned to take photos! They are very striking - Tulips that look like Peonies!
  • young codgeryoung codger Posts: 448
    There is a 3rd photo that was larger than the file limit. I have cropped it a bit without cropping the flower heads. I will try to upload it now.
     
    Does this one help at all? 
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,234
    I think they are Tulips.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • young codgeryoung codger Posts: 448
    I would agree. I will start looking around from September onwards for the bulbs. I don't think Wilkos will have them.
  • young codgeryoung codger Posts: 448
    edited 22 April
    @Jellyfire
    That large photo of the yellow one is good and clear. The price of the bulbs is reasonable  The £8.45 shipping cost if   you only buy 10 bulbs may be considered a bit expensive . Swings & roundabouts I guess. 30 would cost £18 with shipping, so that would only equate to 60p per bulb. OK if sharing with someone maybe. I would be willing to pay the 18 quid, but unsure if I have an appropriate place for 30 bulbs. Bulbs  per se are good value 'plants'. I will  certainly get some, if not from here then somewhere else-I like them a lot.

    They are available now. Isn't there a high risk of them turning to mush hanging on to them until the planting time?
  • JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 996
    I wasn't advocating buying them from there particulary @young codger, Ive never used them, they are just one that popped up in google. Im sure they will be available at plenty of other suppliers that work out better for the quantity you need. Id usually get my tulips delivered in autumn, but if you store them somewhere dry and dark they should be fine until planting out time
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