Latin Name: Caltha palustris
Common name: Marsh Marigold
Also known as Kingcups, Caltha palustris can be found alongside streams and in the shallow water around ponds.
They form loose clumps of kidney-shaped leaves, each up to 8-10cm across.
Flowering in late spring and early summer they have large, shiny golden flowers that resemble giant, waxy buttercups.
Attractive to a wide range of pollinators because of its nectar / pollen rich flowers they make a striking plant for the edge of a large garden pond or lake.
Best grown in full sun or dappled shade they are a hardy plant that grows well in clay, moist or boggy soil.