Tussilago farfara | Coltsfoot | Sponc
Flowers from February to May
Solitary yellow flowers (which appear before the leaves) are made up of central disc florets and surrounded by ray florets.
Stems can be pinkish/brown with multiple scale-leaves.
Leaves appear after flowering and are heart shaped and angular, with the topside being generally smooth and the underside having white woolly/cottony hairs.
The species is not easily confused with any others, although can superficial appear like a Dandelion (Taraxacum agg.) at a distance.
Commonly one of the first plant species to start flowering.
A common species and found throughout a range of habitats, roadsides, gravel banks and disturbed areas.
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2023
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