Friday, 9 March 2012

Coltsfoot




growing along Braid Burn, Edinburgh


18 comments:

madhat said...

I hear an infusion of coltsfoot is good for coughs and colds (hence the name). I've never tried it. Have you?

Crafty Green Poet said...

no I've never tried it!

the cuby poet said...

Such a bright dot in a sea of brown. So cheering.

Ms Sparrow said...

They look a lot like the dandelions my ancestors accidentally imported with their seeds from Europe. I guess coltsfoot didn't take to our country!

Jinksy said...

And very cheery face they are showing to the world...

dosankodebbie said...

I love the English name for this.

Christina said...

They are so sweet.

shoreacres said...

Such a bright, cheerful flower! I just saw yarrow today for the first time. I'm told it isn't native to north America but came from Europe and Britain. A bouquet of yarrow and coltsfoot would be lovely!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Spring is definitely coming!

Carol Steel 5050 said...

What a lovly sight, bright in the brown.

eileeninmd said...

The bright yellow is cheery. It is nice to see some colors popping up after a drabby winter. Have a great weekend!

The Weaver of Grass said...

First I have seen this year Juliet - love it. I am watching my marsh marigolds daily - they are in bud.

Carver said...

Lovely shot of the flowers.

Dianne said...

very pretty little flowers

Rambling Woods said...

It looks like some kind of aster..Very pretty little flower.. Thank you for adding this post to Nature Notes..I enjoy seeing what is going on in your area...Michelle

Libby Rodriguez said...

Is that what's that called?!? I didn't know...looks like cammomile (I think I spelled that wrong) but with yellow rather than white petals.

soho stitch said...

Apparently the Romans called coltsfoot 'tussilago' meaning cough plant and this is still a part of its botanical name.

MyMaracas said...

Such a cheerful little plant. Isn't it wonderful to see color again?