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Coltsfoot is the common name for several plants in the family Asteraceae: 1 Homogyne alpina, a plant species native to Europe 2 Petasites, a plant genus native to Europe, Asia, and North America 3 Tussilago farfara, a plant species native to Europe and parts of Asia and Africa More ...Is coltsfoot an invasive plant?
Coltsfoot is an invasive, perennial plant growing up to 30 cm tall. Golden flowers that look similar to dandelions appear and die before leaves are produced, hence the name Filius ante patrem (the son before the father).What is coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)?
Coltsfoot ( Tussilago farfara) is a flower in the daisy family that’s long been cultivated for its medicinal properties. Used as an herbal tea, it’s said to treat respiratory infections, sore throats, gout, flu, and fever ( 1 ).Is coltsfoot a dandelion?
Coltsfoot is often mistaken for the dandelion plant. TThe flowers and leaves are the primary parts of the plant that are used for medicinal purposes, and the roots are usually avoided. The flowers die before the leaves appear, which is how coltsfoot originally got one of its name, Filius ante patrem, which translates to “the son before the father.”