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Caltha Palustris


  • In Canada it is present in all provinces and territories.[houzz.com]
  • Rock Border Containers Cut Flower Deer Resistant Edging Massed Poisonous/Toxic Waterside Wild Flower Flower Head Size Large Height 15-30 cm 6-12 inches Spread 30-45 cm 12-18 inches Foot Traffic None Growth Rate Medium Disclaimer: This information is presented[perennials.com]
  • (Wetland indicator code: OBL) New England Distribution and Conservation Status Distribution Connecticut present Maine present Massachusetts present New Hampshire present Rhode Island present Vermont present Conservation Status Exact status definitions[gobotany.newenglandwild.org]
  • TEM tectum: eutectate, infratectum: columellate, foot layer: continuous, endexine: compact-continuous, intine: monolayered, wall peculiarities: - pollen coatings: pollenkitt, reserves in cytoplasm: starch, lipids, cell number: 2-celled, Ubisch bodies: present[paldat.org]
  • Anthomyiidae, Tachinidae and Muscidae ) have been observed to visit the leaves or flowers, many of which were found carrying Caltha pollen. [14] In addition to other forms of pollination, this plant is adapted to rain- pollination. [15] Caltha palustris is infertile[en.wikipedia.org]
  • People have naturally wanted to try and name this variation, which has contributed to a plethora of scientific names at the species and subspecies levels.[herbaria.plants.ox.ac.uk]
  • A few stragglers sometimes continue to bloom well into June or early July, but by then the plants have collapsed and lost their youthfulness.[first-nature.com]
  • Growing Information Seed should be sown in the autumn as it requires a period of chilling to break dormancy. Ordering You can order any quantity of this species from 1g up to 10g.[wildseed.co.uk]
  • Distribution The distribution map is currently disabled. A new map solution will soon become available. In the meantime, please consult other species distribution map providers listed in the Other resources panel below.[eunis.eea.europa.eu]
Abdominal Pain
  • This compound acts as a skin irritant causing redness and blistering and potentially can cause abdominal pain and diarrhea. ( Foster and Duke, p.101, www.sierrapotomac.org, & www.botanical.com )[monticello.org]
  • Stomach: nausea; vomiting, very painful. Abdomen: distended; griping pains in epigastric and umbilical regions; general oedema. Rectum: diarrhoea; copious stools, with emissions of a good deal of flatulence.[qjure.com]
  • Regrettably his brother was killed by the natives the year after Rudolph’s arrival, his nephew Theodor, who had become a botanist and a schoolteacher in Concepcion, died from an ulcer in 1852, and his wife died in 1867 of dysentery.[calflora.net]
Blotchy Rash
  • Contact with the sap can cause a localised deep red blotchy rash. Luckily this soon disappears with no lasting ill effects.[pondplants.co.uk]
  • In this study, the immunomodulatory effects of polysaccharide fractions B and C of C. palustris extracts were studied, using the collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) mouse arthritis experimental model.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Although its poison is very potent, it does indeed seem rather strange that through the ages it was used for medicinal purposes to remove warts, and cure fits, anaemia and insomnia.[lilieswatergardens.co.uk]


  • The results also suggested efficacy of fraction B was comparable to that of MTX treatment for certain parameters.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • It has been used to remove warts and is also used in the treatment of fits and anaemia. The root is antirheumatic, diaphoretic, emetic and expectorant. A decoction is used in the treatment of colds.[naturalmedicinalherbs.net]
  • Taxonomic and Nomenclatural Links Flora North America treatment for Ranunculaceae Flora North America treatment for Caltha palustris Genetic information (NCBI Taxonomy Database) International Plant Names Index Taxonomic Information from the Missouri Botanical[linnet.geog.ubc.ca]


  • Before you get started, one of the most important things to know about the seeds of wild plants is that many have built-in dormancy mechanisms that prevent the seed from germinating.[prairiemoon.com]

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