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Q.What Type Of Shrub Is This?

Zone Zone 3, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada | NxyxChxy added on July 7, 2020 | Answered

Can someone please help me identify this shrub? This is a photo of a shrub approximately 2.5ft tall, round compact green leaves, with upward growing yellow flowers. Currently it is growing in a yard located in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. The flower bed is on the North side of the house, in full sun with no shade, which leads me to believe it isn’t a forsythia. Our climate is in zone 3, usually a wet spring from March to May, then hot dry temperatures from June until September, first frost not usually until October. If anyone has any information that could help lead me in the right direction of figuring this out it would be greatly appreciated!!

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Answered on July 8, 2020

It is very hard to say without close, and detailed photos of the leaves and flowers, but it may be
Lysimachia punctata.

This page from the North Carolina Extension will offer information so you can compare:


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