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Coltsfoot

Tussilago farfara

Plant Description

Clone-forming rhizomatous perennial. Stems bare sinlge large yellow daisy-like ray and disk flower with large basal leaves that are roundish to heart shaped.

Plant Details

Life Forms
Habitats
ODA Listing
Soil and Moisture Conditions
Suggested Actions
Shade Preference
Mature Height 2-20"
Distribution Northeastern US and Southeastern Canada, Southwestern Canada and Washington State
Control Establish native vegetation to outcompete coltsfoot. This plant has brittle rhizomes and is difficult to control by hand-pulling. Carefully dig out plants being sure to remove even the smallest fragments of rhizomes
Reproduction and Spread Seeds are dispersed by wind and water. Brittle rhizomes lead to fast vegetative spread.
Introduced Native to Western Asia, northwestern Africa and Europe.
Look Alikes Dandelions
Impact Forms dense colonies
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