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marsh marigold

marsh marigold
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Copyright: Oana Otilia Saracutu (oanaotilia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 529 W: 28 N: 964] (3416)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-14
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-22 11:44
Viewed: 3239
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh Marigold)[1] is a herbaceous perennial plant of the buttercup family, native to marshes, fens, ditches and wet woodland in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

It becomes most luxuriant in partial shade, but is rare on peat.

Height is up to 80 centimetres (31 in) tall. The leaves are rounded to kidney-shaped, 320 centimetres (1.27.9 in) across, with a bluntly serrated margin and a thick, waxy texture. Stems are hollow.

The flowers are yellow, 25 cm (12 in) diameter, with 4-9 (mostly 5) petal-like sepals and many yellow stamens; they appear in early spring to late summer. The flowers are visited by a great variety of insects for pollen and for the nectar secreted from small depressions, one on each side of each carpel.

Carpels form into green sac-like follicles to 1 cm long, each opening to release several seeds.

It is sometimes considered a weed in clayey garden soils, where every piece of its root will survive and spread. In warm free-draining soils, it simply dies away.

As is the case with many members of the Ranunculaceae, all parts of the plant are poisonous and can be irritant. Skin rashes and dermatitis have been reported from excessive handling of the plant.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-22 11:48]

Superba si interesanta captura ta de azi! Si la noi o gasim in zonele cu exces de umiditate.
Florile sunt superbe.

hello Oana
very beautiful flowers and their nice shot. focus, POV and composition very nice as like colors. TFS. best wishes

Hallo Oana
Absolutely delightful and so beautiful to look at. Looking in this yellow flower, feels like looking at a pot of gold. The rich colour is striking, the details especially of the anthers beautiful. Thanks for sharing and kind regards.

Dear Oana!

I'm also glad to be back and to discover your gallery again. I have stopped at this last picture because I like it very much, especially because of the plain beauty of the flower and the magnificent simplicity of the composition that suits the subject so well. This plant also grows very abundantly in some parts of my homeland and delights my view.

Kind regards


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-08-02 1:04]

Hello Oana,
very well contrasted shot and exciting colours. I like the yellow orangy with greens. The details of the stamens and the petals are attractive.
well presented shot in good blurry background.


Dear Oana,
Nomen est omen - the flower truly looks like a cup of butter...

Your notes are very interesting; have seen this flower many many times in Europe and had no idea, it could be an irritant!

The details in your well focused photo are multiple,and the intense colour of the flowers is enchanting!

I like very much the layout in your photo - very pleasing to the eye and relaxing.

Have a nice evening and a good week
Best Wishes

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