Coloring Page: The ABCs of Ohio Plants & Animals | M

We’re giving you some fun coloring activities! Here, you’ll find a fun coloring sheet featuring the ABCs of Ohio’s native flora and fauna.

As its name suggests, marsh marigold is found in wet places such as marshes, wet meadows and swamps in Ohio. Even its scientific name, Caltha palustris, shows how much it loves water. The species palustris refers to “swampy, marshy or of wet places.” However, its common name isn’t as straightforward. Marsh marigolds aren’t related to marigolds at all – they are actually a member of the buttercup (Ranunculaceae) family.

Bonus fun fact! Did you know? Marsh marigold’s flowers open and close with the rising and setting of the sun. Try spotting this perennial next time on an early morning hike.

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Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris). Photo courtesy flickr user Joshua Mayer.
Photo courtesy flickr user Joshua Mayer.

April is Ohio Native Plant Month, a vision dedicated to building public awareness and communicating the importance of native plants in our state. Great Parks is proud to be a partner of this movement.

We’re supporting Ohio Native Plant Month through our 100,000 Tree Challenge. This challenge is in response to the United Nations 2020 International Year of Plant Health to plant 1.2 trillion trees. To recognize this effort, Great Parks will be planting more than 900 native trees this year.