Caltha palustris, Marsh Marigold
Pictures to Come!
Marsh Marigold isn't really a marigold at all, but it is a sweet yellow sight found around our moist and cool wetlands in spring. This isn't a plant for the garden, but maybe you have a spot that retains water for some or all of the growing season.. A wetland edge, tranquil lake shore alcove, a woodland seep, a swamp, a lazy creek, or even a rain garden swale will provide the right habitat for Marsh Marigold. I'm super excited to have these growing now and look forward to planting in a few of the above locations this year.
Blooms: bright yellow, April into May
Height: 10 to 24 inches
Conditions: sun to pt shade, wet to consistently moist soils