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Coltsfoot

Tussilago farfara

Description:

The flowers, which superficially resemble dandelions, appear in early spring before dandelions appear. The leaves, which resemble a colt's foot in cross section, do not appear usually until after the seeds are set.

Habitat:

Coltsfoot is widespread across Europe, Asia, and North Africa, from Svalbard to Morocco to China and the Russian Far East. It is also a common plant in North America and South America where it has been introduced, most likely by settlers as a medicinal item. The plant is often found in waste and disturbed places and along roadsides and paths. In some areas it is considered an invasive species.

Notes:

Tussilago farfara is the only accepted species in the genus Tussilago, although more than two dozen other species have at one time or another been considered part of this group.

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Mauron
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Mauron

Federacija Bosne i Hercegovine, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lat: 43.83, Long: 18.35

Spotted on Feb 16, 2017
Submitted on Feb 16, 2017

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