Thursday 14 April 2011

King Cups or Marsh Marigolds (Caltha palustris)

Apparently one of the most ancient native British plants, there is evidence of Kingcups surviving several ice ages.  They thrive in boggy places - so the Shorefield is perfect for them.  They are poisonous, even the sap can be irritating to some people.  King cups are a member of the buttercup family.

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