Chinese: kuan dong hua

English: coltsfoot

Pharmaceutical: Farfarae Flos

Properties: Acrid, warm

Standard Species: Tussilago farfara L.

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara L.) is the one of the earliest flowers in early spring. It flowers before developing the leaves.

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara L.) in late May – Campbellville, Canada (Photo by TH. Tanaka)

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara L.) in late July – Hamilton, Canada (Photo by TH. Tanaka)