Taxon  Report   9748    
Caltha leptosepala  DC.
White marsh marigold
Caltha leptosepala
© 2008 George W. Hartwell
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Caltha leptosepala
© 2008 Trent M. Draper
Caltha leptosepala
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Caltha leptosepala, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Caltha leptosepala
© 2006 George W. Hartwell
Genus: Caltha
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Caltha leptosepala var. biflora
ICPN: Caltha leptosepala ssp. howellii
More information about  Caltha leptosepala
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).