|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.