Caltha palustris, SE: Kabbleka, kalvleka, DE: Sumpfdotterblume,
NL: Gewone dotterbloem, UK: Yellow marsh marigold

Scientific name:  Caltha palustris L.
Synonym name:  Trollius paluster Krause
Swedish name:  Kabbleka, kalvleka
German name:  Sumpfdotterblume
Nederlandse naam:  Gewone dotterbloem
English name:  Yellow marsh marigold, Cowslip, Kingcup
Plant Family:  Ranunculaceae, Buttercup family, Ranunkelväxter

Fleurs sauvages, Wildblumen, Fiori, флоры, Flores Silvestres

Life form:  Perennial
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.

Sweden Wildflowers and native plants

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.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Krause is used to indicate Johann Wilhelm Krause (1764 – 1842), a German botanist.
The plant is poisonous.

Vilda blommor i Sverige

Hammarstrand Camping, Ragunda, Jamtland, wild flowers