Coltsfoot
Taken at Strathclyde Park on 27th March 2021 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 16th April 2022 using Panasonic Lumix TZ70 in macro mode. Fact File
Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 28th April 2022 using  Panasonic Lumix TZ70 long shot. Fact File

Taken at Ardmore Point on 20th March 2022 using Panasonic Lumix TZ70 in macro mode. Fact File
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 29th March 2019 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File

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


Coltsfoot.
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AKA:
Tussilago farfara.
Asterales.
Asteraceae.
Perennial.

Son Before Father.
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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.