Scientific Name: Turnera ulmifolia (Passion Flower family)
Description: Yellow Alder is a perennial, dense, compact shrub that reaches 2½ feet in height. Dark green leaves are clustered toward the tips of the branches. Flowers are bright yellow buttercups, which look great against the dark-green foliage.
Habitat and Distribution: Native to the West Indies and Mexico.
Note: It can become tall and leggy if not pruned. Yellow alder is propagated by seed, cuttings or division. In the landscape it performs well in mass plantings, as a border or as a groundcover. It also works well in butterfly gardens. Yellow alder is propagated by seed, cuttings or division
Photo source: Dr. J. Subramanean