Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Coltsfoot

The leaves of Coltsfoot are supposedly shaped like a young horse's footprint.


  They don't appear until after the flowers have gone, although in the photo below you can see the remains of the seedhead.  These plants are at the top of the path leading up to the viewpoint from the Jubilee Way.



The folowing photos, taken at the same location, show coltsfoot flowers, which are around, without the leaves, in February and March.


They look a bit like dandelions but the stems are covered in scales, not smooth tubes like the dandelion.





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