M is for Marsh Marigolds. It’s time for Alphabe-Thursday and time to continue sharing some blooms to cheer us up over the winter.
Marsh marigolds, cowslips or caltha palustris are lovely yellow blooming perennial plants that grow in shallow water near marshy or swampy areas. A few years ago we ventured into the swampy, mucky area close to our house to dig a clump of these lovely flowers. The plants grow 45 to 60 cm. high and the flowers are about 4 cm. across. We successfully transplanted it into a swampy area in our garden which is also home to cat tails, and other types of wetland grasses.