Marsh Marigold is an herbaceous plant with yellow flowers and glossy green heart- or kidney-shaped leaves. It forms low mounds from 8 inches to 24 inches high. In its preferred habitats, Marsh Marigold can form an extensive groundcover. It is an obligate wetland species, meaning that it only rarely occurs in upland sites (less than 1% of the time). It is commonly found in hardwood and coniferous swamps, wet woodlands, marshes, and along streams. It is frequently found growing with Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) and Swamp Buttercup (Ranunculus hispidus).
|A mound of Marsh Marigold - note the heart-shaped leaves.|
|Marsh Marigolds in a Northern Hardwood - Conifer Swamp|
|Note the five petaled flowers|
|Close-up of the flower|
|Young leaves growing near seep in a Cedar Swamp (Mid-April 2008)|
Bloom Time: April – mid June