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photoblog image Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold

(Caltha leptosepala)

Buttercup Family

(Ranunculaceae)

 

The glossy, basal leaves of the Marsh Marigold (or Elks Lip) are distinctly longer than broad with wavy edges. Showy flowers, occuring on a few-leaved stem, are purplish outside and white within. There are several leaves at the base of each erect, leafless flowering stem, with usually only 1 white, bowl-shaped flower at tip. Masses of yellow stamens add to the flowers’ showiness. Usually only one flower is borne from each 2-4 in. stem, but there can be two or three.  Marsh Marigolds bloom very close to receding snowbanks. The name Elks Lip refers to the shape of the long leaf of this species.

 

 

 

photoblog image Colorado Trip 121 copy.jpg

 

Marsh Marigold

(Caltha leptosepala)

Buttercup Family

(Ranunculaceae)

 

The glossy, basal leaves of the Marsh Marigold (or Elks Lip) are distinctly longer than broad with wavy edges. Showy flowers, occuring on a few-leaved stem, are purplish outside and white within. There are several leaves at the base of each erect, leafless flowering stem, with usually only 1 white, bowl-shaped flower at tip. Masses of yellow stamens add to the flowers’ showiness. Usually only one flower is borne from each 2-4 in. stem, but there can be two or three.  Marsh Marigolds bloom very close to receding snowbanks. The name Elks Lip refers to the shape of the long leaf of this species.

 

 

 

photoblog image Colorado Trip 121 copy.jpg

 

comments (10)

Nice to see it in two stages of growth...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is nice - I love time lapses of flowers blooming!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 26 Jul 2018, 02:29
so pretty
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is a lovely thing!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 26 Jul 2018, 03:41
Jolie fleurette.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I agree!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 26 Jul 2018, 08:11
Very nice too, we have a yellow version here in the UK
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: We have yellow Marigolds here as well... the Desert Marigolds are particularly pretty
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 26 Jul 2018, 08:57
The leaves seem to be protecting the stem.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - they do - it's a typical tundra strategy!
Not reminiscent to our Marsh Marigolds at all. What deep veins in the petals.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Funny isn't it! I was fascinated by those petals!
We have a type of those over here, they are delightful flowers.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: We have yellow Marigolds as well - they are happy things!
beautiful little flowers Elizabeth... nicely framed....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I think so, too, Peter!! Thank you!
So lovely we have the bright yellow king cup.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: We have some yellow Marigolds as well... the Desert Marigold is a favorite of mine!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 27 Jul 2018, 12:47
Splendid clarity and color captured in these marigolds!! I love the pronounced veining in the petals and foliage.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Steven! It is quite interesting, isn't it!

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