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.

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.

Where and When to Spot

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


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Boisé des Douze

    Sunday, April 21, 2019

    NIKON D500
    90.0 mm f/2.8

    Focal Length 90mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 160

  • Park Mont Royal

    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di Macro VC USD F017N

    Focal Length 90mm
    Shutter Speed 1/500s
    Aperture f3.5
    ISO 110

  • Dorval

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    90mm f/2.8

    Focal Length 90mm
    Shutter Speed 1/160s
    Aperture f16.0
    ISO 720