marsh marigold

marsh marigold
a yellow-flowered plant, Caltha palustris, of the buttercup family, growing in marshes and meadows; cowslip.
[1570-80]

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Perennial herbaceous plant (Caltha palustris) of the buttercup family, native to wetlands in Europe and North America.

It is grown in boggy wild gardens. The plant has a hollow stem, heart-shaped or round leaves, and glossy pink, white, or yellow flowers composed solely of sepals (petals are absent). The stems, leaves, and roots are sometimes cooked and eaten as a vegetable, though the fresh plant is poisonous. See also cowslip.

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plant
also called  cowslip 
 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.

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