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Caltha palustris

 
Caltha palustris
Late November - amid the fading bog plants, this marsh marigold is still going strong

Synonym(s) Caltha polypetala
Common name marsh marigold, kingcup
Family ranunculaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3)
Flowers yellow
Size 12-18"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes marginal aquatic (water to 6" deep), likes acid soil

In the bog plant package that came with our new pond, there are two calthas - one was labeled Caltha palustris (marsh marigold), the other Caltha polypetala (giant marsh marigold). According to GRIN, the species are synonymous - we'll see if the plants behave the same when they do their thing next year.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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