March 20, 2012
This Wildflower Loves Water

wildflower From its bright yellow blooms to its shiny, heart-shaped leaves, the marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) is a wildflower that begs for your attention in spring. It thrives in boggy areas—even shallow standing water (hence the common name)—and blooms in April and May. If you have a spot in your yard that never quite dries out, plant marsh marigold to herald the season.

Common name: Marsh marigold, kingcup
Botanical name: Caltha palustris
Plant type: Perennial
Zones: 3 to 7
Height: 4 to 18 inches
Family: Ranunculaceae

Growing conditions
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Rich, boggy
Moisture: Moist to wet

read more about the marsh marigold (Caltha palustris).
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