Who spreads its seeds?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 22.06.2016 - 09:09
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Varsakabja kukkurviljad

Follicle fruits of marsh marigold

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Marsh marigold    Harilik varsakabi         Caltha palustris

Many plants have not started flowering yet but the seeds of the marsh marigold are already ripening and if it hurries, it will have time to flower once more at the end of summer.

As the grasses develop the marsh marigold that flourished in damp habitats in spring becomes less noticeable, even the leaves will lose their bright green colour.

After the seeds have ripened in the follicles the plant stems wither, and only the round basal leaves remain in order to gather reserves for the flowering next spring.

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