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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Dandelion-Like Yellow Wildflower

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Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 9, 2002
4:34 AM

Post #26538

Any ideas? Just took this yesterday, 4/7/2002, in Central Ohio. They dotted the hillside in the woods, probably get part sun where they were.

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Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 9, 2002
4:40 AM

Post #239505

Is it something in the carnation family? The stems remind me of them. I have a dianthus plant with one little bud on it already, so I guess it's possible!
Antrim, Northern Ire
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

April 9, 2002
7:16 AM

Post #239531

it looks very like Coltsfoot which is a spring flower here. The flowers grow before the leaves. does it have scales, actually bracts, along the flowering stem? I dont know it's worldwide distribution.

The latin name is Tussilago farfara

Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 9, 2002
11:19 AM

Post #239552

Yup - I'd say coltsfoot too. We have plenty of it here.
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2002
3:22 PM

Post #239649

yeah coltsfoot flowers come before the large leaves and there's no leaves visable yet there.
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 9, 2002
10:31 PM

Post #239936

Funny Evert just posted a picture of this April 4 in the photo forum. Guess it blooms at the same time in Finland as it does in Central Ohio!

Here's a site with more info, including a picture of its foliage:
(Zone 4b)

April 13, 2002
10:52 AM

Post #242058

Gardenwife, yes that's Tussilago (leskenlehti).. they're in full bloom here in S-Finland now.

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Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

April 13, 2002
2:24 PM

Post #242158

its colts foot! Its taking over my garden!

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