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Caltha palustris
Caltha palustris
Common Name: Marsh marigold

Native to northern states and Canada, this little beauty is at home at pond's edge or along a stream. It is clumping by nature, but can seed in to form a dense groundcover in a consistently moist site. In early spring, hundreds of bright yellow buttercup flowers dot the green carpet of cordate foliage. Deer usually leave this alone! Found in marshes, swamps, and wet meadows from North Carolina to Alaska.

Height: 8-12 Inches
Spread: 12-18 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-7