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Caltha palustris

Marsh Marigold

Native to northern states and Canada, this little beauty is at home at pond's edge or along a stream. It is clumping by nature, but can seed in to form a dense groundcover in a consistently moist site. In early spring hundreds of bright yellow buttercup flowers dot the green carpet of cordate foliage. Deer usually leave this alone! Found in marshes, swamps, and wet meadows from North Carolina to Alaska.

Height: 10-12 Inches
Spread: 12-18 Inches
Zone: 3-7
Color: Yellow
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Marsh Marigold

Caltha palustris likes moist conditions and rich soils. It is most at home near a pond or stream, but can be happy in a low area that stays wet most of the time. Marsh Marigolds do tolerate periods of drought, but will go dormant, losing all their leaves.

Interesting Notes

North American distribution map HERE