Coltsfoot
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Taken at Tyninghame Bay on 6th April 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 

Taken at Maidens on 26th March 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Taken at Doonfoot 
on 11th March 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Taken at Musselburgh on 15th April 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Coltsfoot.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Tussilago farfara.
Daisy.
Perennial.

Son Before Father.
Habitat:
Blooms:
Height:
Feature:
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.