Caltha palustris

Common name: Marsh Marigold

Native plant

A small, nearly prostrate-growing plant with classic, bright yellow buttercup flowers.  Its shiny, rounded heart-shaped, dark green leaves are a delight, even when not in bloom. It attracts many pollinators, with primary visitors being bees and flies.  This plant prefers part shade, and must have adequate moisture if placed in full sun.  In the right conditions, it will form small colonies. 


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Specialty Species Tier 2
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade, Shade

Bloom period

Late Spring

Urban environment

Requires Protected Site, Yards that Flood


Moist Woods, Wetlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot Rain garden suited

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