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Caltha palustrisCaltha palustris

marsh marigold

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 1-2'
Flowers: Apr.-Jun.; bright yellow

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Wet
Soil pH: 4.9-6.8
Soil type: Clay Loamy
Flood depth: 0-6"

Habitat

forested wetlands, shrub swamps, streambanks, seeps, wet meadows

Native to

Region: Coastal Mountain *
States: MD VA WV NY PA

Wildlife

Songbird *

Notes

clump-forming; needs some periods of drier soil; tolerates flooding to 6"



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1312.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004