Marsh-marigold

In the Aubrac region, beautiful carpets of marsh-marigoldflower along brooks!

The marsh-marigold, also called kingcup (Caltha palustris), is a plant of the buttercup family. It grows along streams, in wet meadows, marshes and ditches.

The common name “marigold” refers to its use in medieval churches at Easter as a tribute to the Virgin Mary, as in “Mary gold”.

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