Coltsfoot
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Taken at Maidens on 26th March 2017 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm lens




 

Taken at Upper Carbarns, Wishaw on 7th April 2013 using Nikon D40X
with Nikon 300 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Ardmore Point on 24th March 2017 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm lens.
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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.