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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I improve information access and lead information teams. My books on finding information and managing it and practicing law using cloud computing reflect my interest in information management, technology, law practice, and legal research. I've been a library director in Canada and the US, as well as directing the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center. I speak and write frequently on information, technology, law library, and law practice issues.

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