Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

Look for it in bogs, wet meadows, seepage swamps, brookbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal, with some reduced alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
5-6 sepals (usually)
Petals absent
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Aggregate of follicles

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Caltha palustris var. palustris   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Caltha palustris var. palustris   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-06-001:
Caltha palustris   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Caltha palustris

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Caltha palustris

 

COMMON NAME:
Marsh Marigold, Cowslip