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Marsh Marigold

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Caltha palustris
Marsh Marigold


They are found in wet fields, woods and swamps.


They are bright yellow (these are actually the sepals and not the petals) with heart-shaped, slightly toothed leaves. They have long stalks. They bloom in the spring.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Flowers regular with 5 petals and central cluster
Flower Color: Yellow
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Plant Type: Wildflower (Medium - 1-2 feet)
Leaf Type: Heart-shaped and mildly toothed on long stalked - often growing right out of the water

Marsh Marigold Photo

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