||Abnaki, Chippewa, Iroquois, Menominee
and other tribes boiled leaves and ate them, sometimes cooked in animal
lard. Stems were also cooked and eaten in spring. My
experience is that these plants are too bitter to eat, even after a
couple of changes of water. Anyway, come spring throughout the United
States creek side, bog, marsh and lowland is blooming with marsh
marigolds (also called American Cowslip). Some say edible, I say get a life.
|Above is Caltha palustris L.
found in the East and filmed in Michigan.
Right is White Marshmarigold, Caltha
leptosepala DC. ssp. leptosepala var. leptosepala filmed in a seep on
the lower slopes of Mt. Baker, Washington. Western tribes chewed
plant and used it as a poultice over inflammations.