yellow marsh marigold

(Caltha palustris var. palustris)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

yellow marsh marigold

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

OBL - Obligate wetland

Midwest

OBL - Obligate wetland

Northcentral & Northeast

OBL - Obligate wetland

Nativity

Native

 
Occurrence

Common

 
Habitat

Wet. Meadows, woods, marshes, stream banks. Full or partial sun.

 
Flowering

April to May

     
Flower Color

Bright yellow

     
Height

8 to 24

     

Identification

This is a 8 to 24 tall, erect, perennial forb that rises from a thick caudex with fibrous roots. It occasionally forms colonies.

The stems are erect, hairless, leafy, hollow, and branched toward the top. They sometimes sprawl with age, producing roots and new stems at the nodes.

Basal leaves are ¾ to 5 long, ¾ to 7½ wide, round, rounded heart-shaped, or kidney-shaped, usually with a deep, narrow sinus. They are on leaf stalks that are up to 6 long. The margins have small, shallow, rounded teeth. The upper and lower surfaces are hairless. Stem leaves are alternate and similar to the basal leaves but with progressively shorter leaf stalks and wider sinuses as they ascend the stem.

The inflorescence is a cluster of 1 to 7 large, showy flowers rising from the ends of the stems and from the upper leaf axils.

The flowers are to 1¾ wide. There are 5 to 9 bright yellow, petal-like, spreading, to 1 long sepals. There are no petals. There are 50 to 120 stamens.

The fruit is a dry, to long, to 3 16 wide, flattened, curved pod containing several seeds.

 
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Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 24, 28.

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Taxonomy

Family:

Ranunculaceae (buttercup)

 

Subfamily:

Ranunculoideae

 

Tribe:

Caltheae

 
Synonyms

Caltha asarifolia

Caltha natans var. asarifolia

Caltha palustris var. asarifolia

Caltha palustris ssp. asarifolia

Caltha palustris var. flabellifolia

 
Common
Names

common marsh marigold

cowflock

cowslip

kingcup

marsh marigold

meadow-bright

yellow marsh marigold

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Glossary

axil

The upper angle where the leaf stalk meets the stem.

 

caudex

A short, thickened, woody, persistent enlargement of the stem, at or below ground level, used for water storage.

 

sepal

An outer floral leaf, usually green but sometimes colored, at the base of a flower.

 

sinus

A space, indentation, or cleft, usually on a leaf, between two lobes or teeth.

       

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Kirk Nelson


Photo taken in Crosby Farm Regional Park, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota (by Kirk Nelson, April 2014). I have also seen this plant along the Douglas State Trail in Olmstead County; it appears to be quite common throughout much of the state.

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  Nature Notes : Marsh Marigold - Dotterbloem - Caltha palustris
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Published on Apr 3, 2012

otterbloem, marsh marigold, Caltha palustris, King-cup, Dotterblume,
Marsh marigold blooms in early spring from March to June with bright yellow flowers.

The plant is family to buttercups. It is a plant of wet meadows, marshes and wet woodlands.

De gewone dotterbloem behoort tot de ranonkelfamilie (Ranunculaceae) en is een beschermde plant. De dotterbloem bloeit van maart t/m juni met glanzende gele bloemen langs waterkanten, moerassen, greppels en slootkanten.

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  Minnesota Native Plant - Marsh Marigold (Caltha Palustris)
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Published on May 26, 2013

This video shows off the Marsh Marigold (Caltha Palustris). Native to streams,lakes, pond, swamps and wet woods in Minnesota.

 
     
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http://www.PrairieMoon.com - Marsh Marigold - Caltha palustris is one of the earliest blooming wetland native plants. Watch as Steve, Prairie Moon Nursery Senior Ecologist, describes the natural habitat and potential uses in the landscape of Marsh Marigold on April 29th.

 
     
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  Kingcup (Caltha palustris) / Marsh Marigold - 2013-04-23
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Published on Apr 24, 2013

Caltha palustris (kingcup, marsh marigold)[1] is a perennial herbaceous plant of the family Ranunculaceae, native to marshes, fens, ditches and wet woodland in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caltha_palustris

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De gewone dotterbloem (Caltha palustris subsp. palustris) is een vaste plant uit de ranonkelfamilie (Ranunculaceae).

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gewone_dotterbloem

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Kirk Nelson
4/20/2014

Location: Crosby Farm Regional Park, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota

Photo taken in Crosby Farm Regional Park, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota (by Kirk Nelson, April 2014). I have also seen this plant along the Douglas State Trail in Olmstead County; it appears to be quite common throughout much of the state.

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Bill Reynolds
5/15/2004

Location: St. Louis Co.

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