Botanical name: Caltha palustris Family: Ranunculaceae (buttercup family)
Synonyms: Caltha palustris subsp. palustris
Marsh marigolds grow wild alongside streams and in shallow water around ponds, forming loose clumps of kidney-shaped, finely toothed leaves, each up to 3-15 cm across, and bloom with clusters of yellow or white cup-shaped flowers. Flowers are 2.5-4 cm across, with 5-8 ovate petals, and numerous stamens and carpels. The common name of marigold refers to its use in Churches in medieval times at Easter time as a tribute to the Virgin Mary, as in Mary gold. Marsh Marigold is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to Bhutan, at altitudes 2400-4000 m. Flowering: May-August.
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