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Marsh Marigold

( Caltha palustris )

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Marsh Marigold
Wild Calla Lily
Yellow Marsh Marigold
Ranunculaceae
Caltha
Caltha palustris
Linnaeus
Characteristics

Wildflower

Deciduous

3

Sun, Partial Shade

Moist, Wet

No

No

No

No
Habitat Considerations

Taiga Plains, Boreal Shield, Atlantic Maritime, Boreal Plains, Prairies, Pacific Maritime

Woodland, Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field, Swamp/Marsh

Pond Edge/Wetland Garden, Pond/Standing Water, Woodland
Design Considerations

30 cm

60 cm

Apr - Jun

Yellow

Yes

No






Yes


Birds, Butterflies

No
Conservation Status

No


Interesting Tidbits

POISONOUS PARTS: Leaves. Toxic only in large quantities. Symptoms include burning of the throat, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, and convulsions. Toxic Principle: Protoanemonin. EDIBLE PARTS: Cooked, early spring greens are edible. Cover the young leaves with 2-3 changes of boiling water until barely tender; cut into bite-sized pieces, salt lightly, and cover with butter and some vinegar. Tightly closed buds can be pickled after covering with boiling water as described for leaves. Do not boil. The leaves are sometimes used as potherbs but require several short boilings with changes of water between. (Niering)


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