05.09.2022 Marsh Marigold

Not actually a marigold, which is in the Aster family, Marsh Marigolds are wetland plants, often found growing in wet mucky locations such as swamps, fens, and of course marshes.

Caltha palustris is a member of the Buttercup family and can be found in most of the U.S. and Canada.

These spots are usually thick with deep mud that is also a collection of wet humus and if you listen closely you might hear the sound of my Muck boots being sucked off my feet.Ā  šŸ˜€


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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27 Responses to 05.09.2022 Marsh Marigold

  1. These flowers look like the familiar buttercups (Ranunculus sp.) we have in Texas. As you pointed out, they’re in the same botanical family. You must be happy to have flower colonies to play with again.

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  2. Jet Eliot says:

    It is only in the past year that I discovered the marsh marigolds at a place where I hike, so I enjoyed learning they are part of the buttercup family. Makes sense. Lovely photo and post, thank you, Steve.

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  3. A little marsh mud is good for the soul šŸ˜€šŸ˜€

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  4. picpholio says:

    Great macro photography of a very lovely flower that’s also blossoming here at the moment.

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  5. Tina says:

    A sweet little flower. I love its paired dark green foliage,very nice combination. Great shots!

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  6. Thank you for getting dirty to bring us these lovely close-up views, Steve. I hope the mud on your boots has dried and fallen off. šŸ˜Š

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    • Thanks, Tanja! In the chance that an invasive small mussell of some other organism hitchhikes on my boots I always wash them off when I get home. It’s amazing how such things spread to where they ar enot wanted.

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful photos, Steve. The middle one is sublime!

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  8. Dave Ply says:

    Nice detail. It’s amazing how “little yellow flower” can come in so many lovely variations.

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  9. melissabluefineart says:

    Schlerp Schlerp….I know that sound well! :). Lovely composition of these beauties.

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  10. Todd Henson says:

    I love when flowers cluster like this. Good luck with the boots! šŸ™‚

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    • Muck boots are generally reliable. But I did have a pair that developed a leak after a few years. I had to fight with them for a replacement. But on the whole I am pleased with them.


  11. shoreacres says:

    The buttercup resemblance sure is obvious, and you’ve done such a nice job of presenting it. The texture of the leaves is pretty, too. How large are the flowers? They look much larger than our local buttercups. I was hoping they might be around our state, too, but when I went a-looking, I was disappointed. They’re nowhere near.

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    • The flowers are between 1 and 1 1/2 inches across so are larger than the typical buttercup…at least those that pop up all over the place here. When I checked before mentioning “most of the U.S.” I noted their lack in Texas.


  12. bluebrightly says:

    Yes, they really love those muddy places…the first photo shows their typical bright, happy look but the second – I really like that way you can study the structure in that photo. Very nice!

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  13. Very nice series of images Steve!

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