The vivid yellow flowers of the marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) are simple to mistake for the cowslip (primula). Both are widespread more than Europe, Asia, and the U.S. Nonetheless; the cowslip is a resident of fields and pastures even though the marsh marigold inhabits sloughs and stream banks. The marsh marigold has been utilized for medicinal purposes during the historical past and has appeared in literature as far back as the time of Shakespeare. The complete plant is edible but bitter if eaten raw. Most often, the leaves are cooked and eaten like spinach. Related to and resembling a big buttercup, the marsh marigold sprouts from big tufts of development that spawn large, glossy, kidney-shaped leaves and extended, hollow stems, which seem to split into two flower stalks, every bearing a single blossom that might reach two inches in diameter. You could see wild marsh marigolds in bloom from mid-March through June, but then this demure plant appears to vanish as speedily as it appeared in the spring! Undoubtedly a wildflower, the plant is an herbaceous perennial that is also properly suited to garden pond edges. Tolerant light ranges from the complete sun to part shade; the marsh marigold is also a very good option for container gardening in shallow water attributes. Soil needs to be stored mucky. It is one plant that does like moist feet! Even throughout dormancy, be positive to hold the soil moist. Propagate the plant by dividing its roots in the autumn.