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Caltha palustrisCaltha palustris

marsh marigold

Photograph(s) by*: RHW


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"


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

Native to

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


Songbird *


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

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004