Ranunculaceae
Caltha leptosepala ssp. leptosepala var. leptosepala

Alpine White Marsh-Marigold

Tuft. Stems buried. Leaves arising from soil, longer than broad, to 6 in. long, heart-shaped, thick, shiny, entire, with rounded tip. Flowers 1 per stem, white with blue or greenish on outside. Grows in wet soils, seepages, at edges of snowmelt. A large-leaved variety common in Rocky Mountains and high mountains of Washington.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--12 inches
  • Habitat: Alpine, Subalpine, Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes