|Scientific name:||Caltha palustris L.|
|Synonym name:||Trollius paluster Krause|
|Swedish name:||Kabbleka, kalvleka|
|Nederlandse naam:||Gewone dotterbloem|
|English name:||Yellow marsh marigold, Cowslip, Kingcup|
|Plant Family:||Ranunculaceae, Buttercup family, Ranunkelväxter|
|Stems:||Hairless and hollow|
|Leaves:||rounded to kidney-shaped, finely crenate along the margins, and glabrous|
|Flowers:||5-9 bright yellow, well-rounded, and slightly overlapping sepals, a thick ring of abundant stamens, a cluster of carpels in the center.|
|Flowering Period:||April, May, June|
|Fruit:||Seedpod (follicle) is flattened and recurved; it splits open along the upper side to release the seeds.|
|Habitat:||Common throughout the country, swamps, ditches and along beaches.|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Caltha, Greek calathos, meaning a cup or goblet, and refers to the shape of the flowers.
palustris, swampy, marshy.
Trollius, from the German name Trollblume, Globe flower.