Coltsfoot

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Tussilago farfara
Tussilago farfara
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Asterales
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Tussilago
Species:T. farfara

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Coltsfoot or Tussilago farfara is a genus of the family Asteraceae. It has been used medicinally as a cough suppressant. The name "tussilago" itself means "cough suppressant." The plant has been used since at least historical times to treat lung ailments. Crushed flowers supposedly cured skin conditions, and the plant has been consumed as a food item.

Coltsfoot is an alien plant in the northeast part of temperate North America. The plant is native to several locations in Europe and Asia. It is also an introduced species in South America. The plant is often found in waste and disturbed places and along roadsides and paths. Coltsfoot is a perennial herbaceous plant that spreads by seeds and rhizomes. Tussilago is often found in colonies of dozens of plants. The flowers, which superficially resemble dandelions, appear in early spring before dandelions. Leaves do not appear usually until after the seeds are set.

Other common names

Ass's foot, Bull's foot, Butterbur, Coughwort, Farfara, Foal's foot, Foalswort, Horse Foot.

External links

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