Caltha spp.

  • leaves are edible when cooked; boil 10-60 minutes, until tender.

  • roots can be cooked and eaten.

  • varieties in the Pacific Northwest include White marsh-marigold (Caltha leptosepala) and Yellow marsh-marigold (Caltha palustris).

  • grows in wet, open areas in montane, subalpine and alpine regions.

  • warning: eat in moderation, avoid uncooked young leaves and flowers.

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