Wildflower Walk

Wildflower Walk

April 15, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Observing

Have you seen them? Small, bright yellow blooms pushing through dried leaves and twigs along roadsides? Coltsfoot is one of the earliest flowers to mark spring in New England. This common plant is considered invasive in some states.

Coltsfoot was introduced to America, most likely by early settlers from Europe. It was cultivated for medicinal purposes. Now, you’ll find the cheerful flowers along roadsides and in partially disturbed areas.

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