You'll find a list of all my blog posts in the blog archive.


Blog categories: 

Tussilago and petasites in flower, yay!

The first coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) flowers have appeared.
Photo: Tussilago farfara 12. Photo: Petasites japonicus 5. And going for a longish walk I happened across a white-flowering coltsfoot - hah, looks like somebody has planted Japanese sweet coltsfoot (giant butterbur) (Petasites japonicus) a decade or three ago - all over a hillside. It was fairly well along, with some flowers already open.

Then I went to check on a spot of butterbur (Petasites hybridus), our local species, also called coltsfoot - they're up but not in flower yet.

And going to the botanical garden to see what's happening there, their white coltsfoot (Petasites albus) was in full bloom.

It's spring. I even saw a dandelion in flower, the first of the year, hiding in a crack below a south-facing wall.

Related entries: Livertoxic PAs - Coltsfoot toxicity - Coltsfeet


Ahh, yes. I spotted Tussilago on the roadsides here in southern New England and it made me feel so glad! And speaking of dandelion - - - just yesterday I picked the first little bloom growing against the south facing foundation of my little hut and nibbled the golden petals.

I am so grateful for spring!

Add new comment