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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Caltha palustris

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-06-001:
Caltha palustris   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Caltha palustris

 

COMMON NAME:
Marsh-marigold, Cowslip


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image of Caltha palustris var. palustris, Marsh-marigold, Cowslip

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

        

image of Caltha palustris var. palustris, Marsh-marigold, Cowslip

JK Marlow    jkm080421_004

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Caltha palustris var. palustris, Marsh-marigold, Cowslip

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, Marsh-marigold, Cowslip

JK Marlow    jkm080421_009

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Caltha palustris var. palustris, Marsh-marigold, Cowslip

Tim Spira    tps_cpalustris

April        

Sometimes confused with the superficially similar [but invasive] Ficaria, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Caltha palustris var. palustris, Marsh-marigold, Cowslip

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.

image of Caltha palustris var. palustris, Marsh-marigold, Cowslip

Dan Whitten    sdw_20180703_084636

July        Iceland