Marsh Marigold Caltha palustris
Buttercup Ranunculaceae family

Leaves are roundish and heart-shaped; long-stalked and shallowly toothed. The stems are thick, hollow and succulent. Leaves are shiny.

Flowers are bright yellow, shiny, with 5-9 sepals (not really petals). They are 1' - 1 1/2" wide.

Form/Habitat: Look for marsh marigold in wet swamps, brooksides
and at the entrance to Cricenti's Bog.

Marsh marigold grows 8 - 24" high, and is in bloom in early May.

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