Caltha palustris

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Boland
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Caltha palustris

This species has an amazing distribution across the entire holarctic region. The double form is now blooming at the Botanical garden. The close-up is our own selection we call 'Himalayan Snow'...it was grown from seeds collected in the Himalayas.

Lori S.
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Wow, the white-flowered form is really extraordinary!  White flowers can look so pristine, and this is no exception.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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'Himalayan Snow' is stunning and very different from the white I have!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

RickR
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Excellent, Todd.

And I was just going to ask: what makes your Himalayan Snow special?
How about a pic of yours, Trond.  Mind you, I know nothing off this species.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Hoy
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RickR wrote:

Excellent, Todd.

And I was just going to ask: what makes your Himalayan Snow special?
How about a pic of yours, Trond.  Mind you, I know nothing off this species.

I have always liked Kingcup/marsh marigold. Here you often find them along creeks in the woods or other marshy places. They seem to belong to another place when you see them together with other woodland/marsh plants.

Here are my white marsh marigold, notice the difference in the form of the petals. The first picture is from April and the second today.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Boland
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Most of our white ones look the same...Himalayan Snow was selected for its wider, more overlapping petals and the pink-flushed reverse on the petals.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

RickR
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And a very nice selection it is.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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