Caltha palustris (Marsh Marigold) - photos and description




General: Stout-stemmed plants with a bushy growth habit. Plants glabrous. Quite showy when in bloom, makes an attractive garden plant.

Flowers: Flat topped inflorescence of bright yellow flowers consisting of sepals with no petals, we measured a flower at 4 cm diameter.

Leaves: Leaves alternate, orbicular with cordate bases, serrate, basal leaves long stalked, the upper leaves sessile. Leaf highlighted above was measured at 12 cm diameter.

Height: We measured plants to 52 cm tall.

Habitat: Wet ground in the boreal forest.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken June 9th, June 16th, and June 20th swampy ground in moist woods, Duck Mountain Provincial Park, 300 km north east of our home in Regina, SK.