caltha palustris


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Related to caltha palustris: Mentha aquatica, Chelone glabra
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marsh marigold

marsh marigold

WARNING (note- there is another plant also called cowslip) Yellow buttercup-like flowers with hollow stem that grows near water. This plant can blister skin, but if used correctly, has been used for coughs and snakebite. Laxative and diuretic. TOXIC unless boiled in multiple changes of water. Be careful. Survival food if boiled. There is another plant called Marsh Marigold (Caltha leptosepala)
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hepatica, Calluna vulgaris, Vaccinium myrtillus, Tussilago farfara, and Caltha palustris.
nemorosa, Tussilago farfara, and Caltha palustris were negatively related to the NAO index on most sites (Table 2).
Among these is marsh marigold, Caltha palustris, normally yellow, but also in a lovely white and gold form, alba; the lavender musk, Mimulus ringens, blooming in August, and its cousin the monkey musk, Mimulus luteus, producing yellow flowers blotched red throughout summer; and water forget-me-not, quick-growing and long-flowering.
Caltha palustris (marsh marigold), flag iris and bulrushes are common marginal plants.
And for the beach, a large deep piece of driftwood would look quite at home partly submerged in the water and filled with moist soil loving plants such as trollius, astilbe, and marsh marigold Caltha palustris.
Marsh Marigold Caltha palustris is, to my mind, the Queen of springtime.