What plant is that?

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April 2017 Mystery Plant

April 2017 Mystery Plant flower

April 2017 Mystery Plant--fruit

Top and bottom photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2017
Center photo:© David G. Smith
via www.delawarewildfowers.org

The mystery plant for April, 2017
is a member of a small family
of perennial plants whose
members have colored sap.
This plant has alternate, divided leaves and grows in a variety of habitats.
It is weedy and non-native and
has rather showy flowers.
The flowers are yellow, four-parted.
The leaves are alternately arranged along the stem and are divided.  The leaves and stems exude yellow sap when broken. 
The sap is reputed by some
to be a cure for warts.
This plant blooms from early spring to fall and grows in waste places often in shade and may also be found in woods.


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Congratulations to the following
for correctly identifying
last month's mystery plant.

Elizabeth E. Dickson
Suzanne Enser
Nancy Fullerton