Marshmarigold

Genus Caltha
Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae)



Marshmarigold


Marshmarigold
(Caltha leptosepala)

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.