SOLVED: Dandelion-Like Yellow Wildflower

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

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)

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)

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

Mark

Westbrook, ME(Zone 5a)

Yup - I'd say coltsfoot too. We have plenty of it here.

Durham, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

yeah coltsfoot flowers come before the large leaves and there's no leaves visable yet there.

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

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: http://2bnthewild.com/plants/H321.htm

Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

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

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Cicero, NY(Zone 5a)

its colts foot! Its taking over my garden!

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