- Latin Name- Caltha Palustris Hardy Zone- 3-9 Mature Height- 3ft Width- 12-15inch Sun Or Shade- Full And Partial Sun
Marsh Marigold – Caltha Palustris
Marsh Marigold plant is used as an expectorant. This plant is impressive when used in essential oils against coughs and colds. The plant can also be boiled and used to help with sores that appear on the skin. It has also been known to be able to remove warts, and tea can be made to be used as a natural laxative. Marsh Marigolds can be seen growing in ditches where soils are moist. Marsh Marigold will have gorgeous yellow blooms. This plant is a magnificent wildflower that will add life to any natural area. This plant will thrive in moist soil conditions. The Marsh Marigold can be found growing in wooded areas and around lakes and ponds where the soils are wet. The foliage is edible and can be cooked like spinach.The Marsh Marigold, or cowslip, is a member of the buttercup family. This bright perennial is an herb that grows to one to three feet in height with green leaves and flowers that are shaped like a big buttercup. The flowers are a vibrant yellow and bloom in the early spring months. This plant is easy to find near marshes, ponds, and other water sources since it needs much water to grow and thrive. People can eat the leaves of the Marsh Marigold in early spring before the flowers bloom. Birds love this flower and flock to it when the blooms are in full show. These plants grow the best if they are used in the north and northeast areas of the United States, and in Canada. They grow well when planted in partial shade near abundant water sources or when watered every day. The marsh marigold prefers muddy soil compositions.