The Marsh Marigold is best grown in full sun to part shade in shallow water at the margins of a pond or in wet, boggy soils. It grows to two feet in height and has large, yellow flowers. Usually, mammals avoid it. Attractive glossy, heart-shaped leaves add to its appeal. This foliage is acidic so mammalian herbivores generally avoid it. It is a member of the Buttercup (Ranunculus) family.