Flora of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Colt's Foot
Tussilago farfara Roadsides
Asteraceae
Flowering PeriodApril - early-May
(c) PW
HabitatRoadsides, stream banks, damp, disturbed areas
Height3 - 18 inches
DescriptionThis plant has a scaly flowering stalk with matted hairs and a single daisy-like flower with many ray flowers and a few disk flowers. Flowers appear before the leaves.
LeavesThe leaves have rounded tips with shallowly lobed or coarsely serrate margins. They are greenish above and white-hairy beneath. Leaves emerge after the flowers.
DistributionThis plant has a scaly flowering stalk with matted hairs and a single daisy-like flower with many ray flowers and a few disk flowers. Flowers appear before the leaves.
NotesThe species is listed as "likely invasive" in Massachusetts