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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Caltha palustris (Marsh marigold) This British native is happiest with its feet in water, growing alongside ponds and streams, forming a loose mound of leaves and large, waxy buttercups in late spring at the edge of water.
There's also a white version of the native plant, Caltha palustris var alba.
Caltha palustris, or marsh marigold, grows in just a few inches of water so is perfect for planting around the muddy margins of a pond.