Host an Event Volunteer Join Tickets

Support the plant database you love!


Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Enter a Plant Name:
Or choose a plant family:

Caltha natans

Caltha natans Pall. ex Georgi

Floating Marsh Marigold, Floating Marsh-marigold

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)

Synonym(s): Thacla natans


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)


From the Image Gallery

No images of this plant

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Stems creeping or floating, inflorescences up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


Canada: AB , BC , MB , NT , ON , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Floating or on moist mud, ponds, lakes, slow-moving rivers and streams.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Caltha natans in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Caltha natans in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Caltha natans


Record Modified: 2020-11-12
Research By: CBR

Go back