Marsh cinquefoil

Flowers are a unique colour and the leaves are quite attractive.

MARSH CINQUEFOIL (Comarum palustre)

A semi-aquatic plant with unusual maroon flowers. The large leaves are pinnately compound and quite attractive. This sprawling plant prefers persistent standing water and mucky or peaty soils.

Grows with calamus, water parsnip, tufted loosestrife, marsh bellflower, wild iris, cattails, Sartwell’s sedge, willows and red-osier dogwood.

Flower Colour: maroon
Life Cycle: perennial
Sun Exposure: part shade – sun
Bloom Period: June – August
Height: 1 – 2 ft
Soil: wet (standing water)