We sketched this week at the Lan Su Chinese Garden. I love this yellow-flowering bush but cannot seem to identify it's name. The flowers have five petals on purplish vines. I don't think I could ever be a botanical illustrator. Some of my flowers have only four petals.
My handy reference guide is Sunset's Western Garden Book. At first, I thought it might be a Bush Poppy or dendromecon but their bright yellow flowers have four petals. What about a Bush Anemone or carpenteria california? The book says this plant has white flowers. Now, I don't know what it is. Gardeners out there, please help me out. What do you think it is?
It's probably imported from China. I'll have to ask the gardener on my next visit.