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Caltha Palustris

Botanical Name:

Caltha palustris

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Muddy, humus-rich soil.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Perennials, Herbaceous Perennial, Native Plant, Perennial, Poisonous, Wildflower, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Flower

One to two inches in diameter with five to nine shiny waxy deep yellow petal-like sepals. Blooms in spring (April-June).

Fruit

Flowers give way to seed pods which split open when ripe to disperse the seeds within.

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Warning

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)

Taxonomy

Order

Ranunculales

Family

Caltha - Marsh Marigolds

Genus

Caltha

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