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Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh Marigold) is a herbaceous perennial plant of the buttercup family, native to marshes, fens, ditches and wet woods.
The plant is growing to 80 cm tall. The leaves are rounded to kidney-shaped, 3-20 cm across, with a bluntly serrated margin and a thick, waxy texture. Stems are hollow.
The flowers are yellow, 2-5 cm (1-2 in) diameter, with 4-9 (mostly 5) petal-like sepals and many yellow stamens; they are born in early spring.
In North America Caltha palustris is sometimes known as cowslip. However, cowslip more often refers to Primula veris, the original plant to go by that name. Both are herbaceous plants with yellow flowers, but Primula veris is much smaller.

Photographed in Hadashville, Manitoba, Canada by my husband. I wasn’t comfortable going into the ditch with my broken ankle just yet.

I’m married to a wonderful man for over 35 years. I have one daughter and one grandson. I live in Winnipeg, Canada. Photography is my passion as is travelling. I do both whenever I can.

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  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 4 years ago

    So beautiful on the water like that…………..great shot!! ;-))

  • Thank you Stephanie. It was a very cloudy day and a bit of drizzle from time to time. The reflections were gorgeous though.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • cara53
    cara53over 4 years ago

    Beautiful Teresa…

  • Thank you Cara. I’m glad you like it and I’m happy to see you posting again.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    lovely capture

  • Thank you dear friend.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Evita
    Evitaover 4 years ago

    ♥ Gorgeous image !!! :D ♥

  • Thank you so much Evita.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 4 years ago

    that’s a very pretty one Hon, we’re a great pair on a photo shoot with our ankles aren’t we, lol

  • Oh yeah, we are. I can’t wait till we get together in Jasper. Everybody watch out, lol!

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 4 years ago

    Hubby did good!

  • Oh, he’s good. That’s why we work as a team so well. Same interests.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • DryFlyPhoto
    DryFlyPhotoover 4 years ago

    Your Hosts ~ Barb & Scott

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    Teresa, these little Marsh Marigolds are awesome. Lovely image. Barb

  • Thank you Barb. I’m glad you like them.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Gene Praag
    Gene Praagover 4 years ago

    Great find……Well seen and captured!

  • Thank you Gene, much appreciate your visit and comment.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...over 4 years ago

    They looks like Polish ones I know ;)) very beautiful!

  • Thank you Edyta. I think so too.

    – Teresa Zieba

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