|Likes damp, clay-rich areas on meadows, roadsides, ditches and gardens.
Feb - April
0 -25 cms.
The plant has the folk-name of "son before father" due to
its habit of flowering before its leaves have formed.
Their horse hoof-shaped leaves give the plant its common name.
The down from the underside of the leaves was once
scraped off to make tinder. The whole leave was dried
and smoked in a pipe as a relief for asthma.