First Yellow

Not surprisingly, the first flower that has “bloomed”, so to speak, along the river is a dandelion look-alike.  For whatever reason, the stems of these flowers give me the creeps.  I am pretty sure they are coltsfoot ( Tussiago farfara ) based on their general look and time of blooming.

They are very hardy and I have seen them growing near our house in very loose gravel.   They’re about 2-3″ tall at the moment but will grow quite a bit larger … and spread.


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