Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

Look for it in bogs, wet meadows, seepage swamps, brookbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal, with some reduced alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
5-6 sepals (usually)
Petals absent
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Aggregate of follicles

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Caltha palustris var. palustris   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Caltha palustris var. palustris   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-06-001:
Caltha palustris   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Caltha palustris

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Caltha palustris

 

COMMON NAME:
Marsh Marigold, Cowslip


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image of Caltha palustris var. palustris

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_capaf_001_lvd

        

image of Caltha palustris var. palustris

JK Marlow    jkm080421_004

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Caltha palustris var. palustris

JK Marlow    jkm080421_005

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Usually 5-6 sepals, petals absent, and numerous stamens, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Caltha palustris var. palustris

JK Marlow    jkm080421_009

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Caltha palustris var. palustris

Tim Spira    tps_cpalustris

April        

Sometimes confused with the superficially similar [but invasive] Ficaria, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Caltha palustris var. palustris

JK Marlow    jkm0507g_23

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Leaves almost round, cordate at the base, toothed but never divided or cleft, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.