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habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of older woody stems (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of younger hairy stems (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
leaves and flowers (Photo: Chris Gardiner)
leaves (Photo: Chris Gardiner)
close-up of leaf, with finely-toothed margins (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of leaf underside (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flower (Photo: Chris Gardiner)
close-up of flower (Photo: Chris Gardiner)
old flowers and immature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of mature fruit with seeds (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
the very similar white alder, Turnera subulata (Photo: Chris Gardiner)
Turnera ulmifolia L.
buttercup flower, false damiana, ramgoat dashalong, sage rose, West Indian holly, yellow alder, yellow buttercups, yellow elder
Native to south-eastern USA (i.e. Florida), southern Mexico, Central America (i.e. Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama) and the Caribbean.
This species is becoming widely naturalised in northern Australia. It is occasionally naturalised in the coastal districts of northern Western Australia, the Northern Territory and northern Queensland. It is also naturalised on Christmas Island and the Cocos Islands.
Naturalised overseas in Africa, Madagascar, the Mascarenes, south-eastern Asia (e.g. Indonesia and Malaysia), and Oceania (e.g. Fiji, Hawaii, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, New Caledonia and Palau).
Yellow alder (Turnera ulmifolia) is regarded as a minor or emerging environmental weed in northern Western Australia, the Northern Territory and northern Queensland.
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