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Coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara Family: Asteraceae
Tussilago farfara     *     Coltsfoot


Flowering time: March-April. Perennial.

Habitat: Widespread throughout Britain and Ireland on cliffs, dunes, roadsides, gravel banks, arable and waste ground.

Solitary yellow-rayed flowers on scaly stems. The leaves usually appear after the flowers; long-stalked, round to triangular and white-felted below. Spreads rapidly by means of scaly runners.

Similar: Winter Heliotrope, Petasites fragrans has similar leaves but pinky-lilac flowers.


Coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara


Coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara
Coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara
Studland, Dorset. March 2013

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