1. Caltha palustris L., Sp. Pl. 558. 1753. Hook. E & Thoms., Fl. Indica 40. 1855 (excl. var. alba); in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:21.1872 (excl. var. alba), Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 263. 1972.
HARALD RIEDL and YASIN J. NASIR
Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.
National Herbarium, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Perennial, stem stout 15-60 cm high, ascending, rarely documbent, with densely fibrous root-stock. Basal leaves long petioled, 7-12 cm wide, entirely or finely or coarsely toothed upper ones and sessile. Flowers yellow rarely white, 2.5-5 cm in diameter. Sepals 5-6, petaloid, ± obovate-oblong or lanceolate. Follicles variable in number with variable length of style. Seeds oblong, black, ± shining.
Type: Described from Europe.
The yellow flowered ‘Marsh Marigold’ has not been collected from our area. However it has been reported from E. Kashmir (Sonamarg, 1 Sep. 1940, R.R. Stewart).