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Cowslip

Caltha palustris L. Cowslip greens, Marsh marigold

Ranunculaceae

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This plant is a perennial native in eastern U.S., from the Carolinas to Canada, growing in marshy areas. Stems are hollow, 1 to 2 feet high. Leaves are cordate or rounded. They are gathered in spring before flowering, and used as pot herbs.


Season: Leaves gathered within 2 or 3 weeks of growth start in spring.

Production in U.S.: None commercial, harvested from wild plants.

Use: Pot herbs. Part of plant consumed: Leaves.


Last update February 18, 1999 by ch