136049 COLT’S-FOOT Tussilago farfara (Asteraceae) Height to 15cm
Creeping perennial with runners and upright flowering stalks that are leafless, purplish and woolly, with overlapping, fleshy bracts. Grows in bare and disturbed ground, particularly on clay. FLOWERS are borne in heads, 15-35mm across, with orange-yellow disc florets and yellow ray florets; heads are solitary and terminal (Feb-Apr). FRUITS comprise a ‘clock’ of hairy seeds. LEAVES are rounded, heart-shaped and 10-20cm across, appearing after flowering. STATUS-Widespread and common.