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Coltsfoot - Tussilago farfara

A yellow flower with with many petals. One of the first blooming plants in Quebec in spring. Blooms before the leaves appear.

Common Names

  • Coltsfoot (en)
  • Pie de caballo (es)
  • Pas-d'âne (fr)
  • Huflattich (de)


  • Asterales
  • Asteraceae
  • Tussilago farfara

Where & When to Spot

One of the first flower in April along roads and pathways on sandy ground.

Observation Logs

On every park visit, we maintain a log of species spotted and identified. If you maintain a similar list, please consider sharing it with Muuuh Wildlife Photography: Share Logs.

Park Angrignon, Montreal 2 0 0 0
Park Mont-Royal 2 0 0 0
Park Pointe aux Prairies 2 0 0 0

Times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting this park. A species is reported only once / park visit. Only parks listed which we visit frequently all year long. Consult the page animal tracking about how we log observations in field.

How to Identify

To identify this species I rely on the color yellow, that the flower has many petals, and that the flower appears before leaves are grown.


Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Coltsfoot flowers before building the leaves. Leaves show up later, when the flower has withered already.

Park Mont-Royal - 2020-04-25

iPhone 11 Pro; iPhone 11 Pro back triple camera 4.25mm f/1.8; Focal Length 4mm; Exposure 1/1704; Aperture f/1.8; Iso 32;

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Boisé Des Douze, St. Hyacinthe - 2019-04-21

NIKON D500; 90mm f/2.8; Focal Length 90mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f5.6; Iso 160;

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Park Mont-Royal - 2017-05-06

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di Macro VC USD F017N; Focal Length 90mm; Exposure 1/500; Aperture f3.5; Iso 110;

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

First flower seen 2016. Seen along the road not far away from my office.

dorval - 2016-04-14

NIKON D7100; 90mm f/2.8; Focal Length 90mm; Exposure 1/160; Aperture f16.0; Iso 720;

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