Caltha palustris Linnaeus 1753 (Family Ranunculaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 10-60cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Stoloniferous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - May (Earliest: 25.3)

Protective Chemicals
Sesquiterpenoids Protoanemonin
Other Terpenoids Saponins
Phenolics Tannins

Biotopes:
Stream Banks

Peat Bogs and Mires

Wet Meadows

Wet Forest

Pond Edge
Flower Visitors:
Several Syrphidae

Mydaea nebulosa

Phorbia nuceicornis

Rhamphomyia trigemina

Scatopsciara atomaria

Eusphalerum atrum

Plateumaris discolor
Parasites:
Ramularia didyma

Phytomyza calthophila Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Several Chrysomelidae

Cylindrotoma distinctissima Larva
Sapivores:
Philaenus spumarius

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Marsh Marigold


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005 J.K. Lindsey

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