Marshmarigolds grow in rich wet soil, in high mountain meadows or
near stands of lodgepole pine. The plants are small -- less than
a foot tall. The flower stalks grow from a clump of basal leaves.
The flowers have no petals, but the sepals are petal-like. They
are white. Each flower has many yellow stamens surrounding the
pistils in the center.
by Sandra Bray
Mont E. Lewis Botanical Area
Scad Valley -- Wasatch Plateau
Sanpete/Emery County, Utah