BEST VIEWED IN LARGER VERSION!!
photo taken in late eve with a flash light, at our camp in the township of Clair , Adirondacks, NY.. 05/07/2011
I cropped the image and rotated to create a collage of the same image just for more drama..
I called these cowslips when young.. these are just budding..
marsh marigold (Caltha palustris), also called cowslip, Marsh marigold (Caltha palustris). [Credit: G.J. Chafaris/EB Inc.]perennial herbaceous plant of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) native to wetlands in Europe and North America. It is grown in boggy wild gardens.
The stem of a marsh marigold is hollow, and the leaves are kidney-shaped, heart-shaped, or round. The glossy flowers are 2.5 to 5 cm (1 to 2 inches) across and have pink, white, or yellow sepals. Petals are absent. The stems, leaves, and roots are sometimes cooked and eaten as a vegetable, although the raw plant is poisonous. The cooked and pickled flower buds are a substitute for capers