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Marsh marigold or cowslip

Caltha palustris L


Found along the edge of a marsh as the suggests


Cough syrup was made by mixing the cowslip tea with maple sugar which was popular with early colonists.

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I think I'm missing something here, but can you eat marsh marigold raw? And what about cowslip? If so, which parts of it are edible?

Akimz 8 years ago


We would love to have this spotting be a part of our mission on the distribution of look-alike buttercups. The marsh marigold looks similar to the lesser celandine (which is considered invasive here in the U.S) and many people get them confused. Feel free to join!

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Dawson, North Dakota, USA

Spotted on May 27, 2013
Submitted on May 29, 2013

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