Wildflowers of New York

Marsh Marigold

A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York

Marsh Marigold
- Caltha palustris

Buttercup Family

AKA: Cowslip
Grows in shallow water and satuarated to moist soil. A Spring ephemeral that blooms best in full sun and goes dormant in the heat of summer. They will persist longer in areas of partial shade that remain wet/moist. The 5 - 9 yellow petals are actually sepals. The flowers have 50 to over 100 stamens and are most commonly pollinated by hoverflies

Handling the plant can cause skin irritation from an oil found in all members of the Buttercup Family. (Protoanemonin)

Found: Swamps, wet meadows/thickets, shorelines, roadside ditches
Height: 8 - 24 inch
April - June bloom time

Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold