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Marsh Marigold

Caltha palustris

The bright yellow flowers of Marsh Marigold brighten up the landscape in early in spring. This is a great native plant for wet areas and pond gardens.

Habitat: Wet woods, marshes and stream edges.

Blooms: Yellow flowers in early spring

Height: 12-18 in

Light: Full sun to part shade.

Moisture: Wet to moist

Soil: Muddy, humus rich

Companions: Cardinal Flower, Joe pye weed.

Propagation: Seeds should be sown immediately after ripening or divide clumps in spring/fall. Seedlings do not flower until about the third year following germination.

Wildlife Value: Seeds are eaten by birds. Flowers are important for early native pollinators.