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Coltsfoot discovered by Tclenche (#6422)

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Sighting Info

Observed: April 14, 2015 @ 10:15 AM
Posted on: April 15, 2015 @ 7:41 PM (diff: 1 days)
the first flowers of spring growing against the south side of my house

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By sam on 4/15/2015 8:30:26 PM

great pics, Tom. You're 10 miles north of me, but warmer weather .

By Barry Hicks on 4/30/2015 10:06:32 PM

I think this is coltsfoot not hawkweed.  Coltsfoot is an early flowering plant.

By Tclenche on 4/30/2015 10:12:31 PM

thanks!, how will i be able to tell the difference?

By Barry Hicks on 5/1/2015 8:25:41 PM

Coltsfoot has its single flowers coming up first before the leaves.  The flowers are the first to appear in the spring.  Long before dandelion and hawkweed.   Hawkweed is much taller and the flowers are clustered at the top.

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