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|MARSH MARIGOLD (CALTHA PALUSTRIS)|
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh Marigold) is a herbaceous perennial plant of the buttercup family, native to marshes, fens, ditches and wet woodland in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
It becomes most luxuriant in partial shade, but is rare on peat. In the UK, it is probably one of the most ancient British native plants, surviving the glaciations and flourishing after the last retreat of the ice, in a landscape inundated with glacial meltwaters.
The flowers are yellow, with 4-9 (mostly 5) petal-like sepals and many yellow stamens; they appear in early spring to late summer. The flowers are visited by a great variety of insects for pollen and for the nectar secreted from small depressions, one on each side of each carpel.
As is the case with many members of the Ranunculaceae, all parts of the plant are poisonous and can be irritant. Skin rashes and dermatitis have been reported from excessive handling of the plant.
In the UK, Caltha palustris is known by a variety of common names, varying by geographical region. These include Marsh Marigold and Kingcup (the two most frequently used common names), Mayflower, May Blobs, Mollyblobs, Pollyblobs, Horse Blob, Water Blobs, Water Bubbles, Gollins and the Publican. 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.
The specific name palustris, Latin for "of the marsh", indicates its common habitat.
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Ciao Marius, nice specie in a fascinating ambientation, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2017-08-16 2:26]
Hi Marius,a magnificent capture of the caltha palustris,a aquatic plant living in my village too. The scenery is beautiful,with the small waterfall and the fresh green of springtime on the nut tree,impressive sharpness as usual. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- [2017-08-16 6:49]
A beautiful scene indeed, I can hear the water running and feel its cool mist. A perfect place for Marsh Marigolds to grow and multiply. We have this lovely flowering plant here in Ohio as well. Love the overall composition and bright cheerful colors.