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Daffodils And More

As spring fights to replace winter at this time of year, many outdoor people look for patches of yellow in the gray duff along back roads and waste areas. These patches of yellow are small yellow coltsfoot flowers. Coltsfoot is a native of Europe and Asia and is rumored to have medicinal uses. However, around here it is mainly a non-native plant that adds splashes of bright color to an otherwise drab landscape. I look for the little dandelion-like flowers each spring.

This year, I have noticed only a few coltsfoot flowers sprouting from areas where I spend a good deal of my late-March/early...

 

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