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Marsh Marigold

Observed: 19th March 2011 By: David Trevan
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Description:

Marsh Marigold growing in a small garden pond.

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Species with which Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris) interacts

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corylus's picture

Kingcups and wild life pond

One of my favourite wild flowers,this plant was supplied by my sister a couple of years ago.It was small and I am not sure where she got it except I do not think it was directly wild source.It is growing on the marginal shelf of a small wildlife pond which I made after removing some Carex pendula that was taking over and removing a large piece of stone which left a hole.I rehomed some frog and toad spawn and have seen some small offspring last year also newts.As a result we have a Caltha flowering for the second year which is probably ahead of wild ones by some time.

Hazel Trevan

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Caltha

Just one of the best plants for attracting hoverflies. None out here, yet, in East Yorkshire, but in a month or so I shall be basing my net adjacent to these plants and hoping to catch the usual range of Neoascia, Cheilosia, Syrphus...etc.
Well worth staking out, especialy up here in the north, where often little else is flowering to attract insects, apart from Sallow, at this early time of year.

Ian
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