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How to Grow
Mar, Apr, May
Perennials, Herbaceous Perennial, Native Plant, Perennial, Poisonous, Wildflower, Herb
One to two inches in diameter with five to nine shiny waxy deep yellow petal-like sepals. Blooms in spring (April-June).
Flowers give way to seed pods which split open when ripe to disperse the seeds within.
Plant juices can cause blistering or inflammation on skin or mucous membranes on contact, and gastric illness if ingested. POISONOUS PARTS: Leaves. Toxic only in large quantities. Symptoms include burning of the throat, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, and convulsions. Toxic Principle: Protoanemonin. (Niering)
Caltha - Marsh Marigolds