Sunday, May 10, 2009

Marsh Marigold/ Today's Flowers

Marsh marigolds grow in sunny spring wetlands

The one to one-and-a-half-inch blooms of marsh marigolds or American cowslips (Caltha palustris) look more like a giant buttercups than marigolds and, in fact, this plant is a members of the buttercup (Ranunculus) family.

They like standing in water

In early spring it brightens up the edges of a chilly ponds and creeks and then completely disappear for another year.

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Cezar and Léia said...

Dear friend!
What a fabulous yellow in these lovely flowers! A gift for all "mothers"in this special day!
Thanks a lot!
God bless you
Léia :-)

That is the chicken said...

Like little splashes of sunshine in the water...beautiful.

Jan said...

Another "new" flower, to me. Love the bright capture.

PERBS said...

Not sure I have ever seen this beauty before!

DeniseinVA said...

Oh my gosh, your marigolds are a delight to the eye. Fantastic photos! Thank you for sharing them. Have a great week :)

Roan said...

I love the brilliant yellow against green. Gorgeous.

Lowell said...

Beautiful, of course. That's probably why some people call their loves "Buttercup."

Becky said...

These are one of my favorite wild flowers, and the leaves are good to eat steamed like spinich when very young.

Darla said...

I'll bet they really brighten the landscape.

Come over an identify some other yellow wildflowers for me. Posted them on my blog today.


Small City Scenes said...

What a shiny bright yelloe. MB

amanda guthrie said...

What glorious color you've captured!

Happily Retired Gal said...

Beautiful yellows! I've never seen these before and appreciate you introducing them here.
Hugs and blessings,

Pat - Arkansas said...

Lovely! After the gloom of winter, what could be more cheery than a bright burst of yellow?

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