A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds


Saturday, 31 March 2012

Kingcups

Kingcups or Marsh Marigolds are a member of the buttercup family which grow in marshes, ponds & other wet places in this part of the country. Kingcups are one of the most ancient of our native plants as they are said to have survived the ice age. They have large yellow flowers (between 1 & 2" in diameter) with large bright green kidney shaped leaves. These Kingcups looked stunning at Slimbridge and reminded us of childhood days when Kingcups were more common in the countryside before many wet areas were drained to improve farming efficiency.

No comments:

Post a comment