Tag: Coltsfoot

  • Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

    Tussilago farfara
    Photographed March 14.

    Coltsfoot is up and blooming, pushing its way through the leaf litter in Bird Park, Mount Lebanon.

    For a description, see the Tussilago farfara reference page.

    Coltsfoot emerging from the leaves
    Two Coltsfoot flowers
  • Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

    Tussilago farfara
    Photographed April 8.

    Coltsfoot is one of our earlier spring flowers. It likes the edge of the woods, but it can sprout almost anywhere; these plants were growing at the edge of a parking lot in Banksville. The blooming stalks come straight out of the ground before any leaves appear.


    Coltsfoot is a European import, but around here it is not invasive enough to be a pest.

    For a fuller description, see the Tussilago farfara reference page.

    Nodding heads