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Tussilago farfara L.

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Morphology / Appearance

Tussilago farfara L.

Character recognition:

Plant: perennial herbaceous plant; up to 5 - 15 cm in height;
Root: rhizomes;
Stem: aerial, tomentose; covered by scales;
Leaves: appear after flowering, short or long petiole, leaf blade almost circular, corded deep, wide up to 30 cm in young tomentos on both sides, later glabrous on the upper face;
Flowers: calatidium large after flowering are nutante, flowers yellow; involucral hypsophile uniseriate, lanceolate, green or purple shades;
Fruits: achenes, 4 -5 mm long.

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Tussilago farfara
© 2012. Tussilago farfara L.

Copyright photo © C. Simion ::: 2012 - IASI ::: Tussilago farfara L.

Ecology / Plant spreading

Tussilago farfara L.

Bloom time: Mar , Apr
Flower color: yellow
Plant type: perennial
Light: Sun
Propagation Material: Seeds

Coltsfoot is native to several locations in Europe and Asia. 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.

Classification

Tussilago farfara L.

Cultivation / Plant breeding

Tussilago farfara L.

Propagation - by seeds, sown in early spring or autumn.

 

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