marsh marigold

noun

Definition of marsh marigold 

: a swamp herb (Caltha palustris) of the buttercup family that occurs in Europe and North America and has bright yellow flowers

called also cowslip, kingcup

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A year later, plants such as woolgrass bulrush, brome hummock sedge, giant bur-reed, marsh marigold, queen-of-the-prairie and spike gayfeather are attracting dragonflies and monarch butterflies. Patrick M. O'connell, chicagotribune.com, "A 'wild mile' on the Chicago River? It might be closer than you think," 22 June 2018

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1578, in the meaning defined above

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