Coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara (Points for a pretty name) When I first saw it in March, it was nothing but flowers.
I mean that it didn’t have any leaves.
Coltsfoot is an unusual plant because the flowers appear long before the leaves.
It is a sun loving flower. No sun, no flowers.
That is Tussilago farfara the flower.
Now it is time for the flower to set seed, wither and die.
These leaves will grow and age and then in turn they will wither and die without apparently ever producing a flower. Of course there was a flower, Coltsfoot just has a funny way of doing things.
Yesterday Fizz and I went out with the aim of photographing the Coltsfoot foliage. I was a bit disappointed, I was hoping the plants would be bigger but this is Coltsfoot today. (Yesterday)
That is another one of natures mysteries explained, only a few more to go …..