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Marsh flower

Limnanthes spp.

Also known as

Meadow foam

Limnanthes douglasii2009 by Paul Smith (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Marsh flower

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Limnanthes douglasii flowers
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Marsh flower Overview

A genus of 8 accepted species of small, bushy and spreading annual flowering plants in the Limnanthaceae family native to Western regions of North America where they inhabit marshy areas. Commonly known as meadow foam, or poached egg flower, they have fine, pinnately-divided foliage and bowl-shaped yellow flowers with white tips. They are cultivated as hardy annuals in the flower border.

How to propagate Marsh flower


You can sow the seeds directly in the autumn or early spring and lightly cover.

Other uses of Marsh flower

Nectar-rich flowers attract bees, hoverflies and butterflies. Borders. Rock gardens. Suitable for coastal conditions.