Coltsfoot in My Garden

The other day Amie and I admired a pretty yellow flower with a scaly stalk in what we fondly call “The Pitt”: ┬áthe front part of our garden that is mainly bramble. A friend of mine identified at as being Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara), also known as cough wort. This was very exciting. Here I am trying to cultivate finicky medicinals and down there, in The Pitt, grows this amazing cough suppressant, expectorant and asthma treatment, wild, unattended. Uninvited but very welcome.

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Apparently the plant tastes salty and was used as a salt substitute. The bees share my excitement!

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  1. My comments don’t seem to be going through. (?) Let me try with a different web browser…

    Scrolling through your posts since the last time I visited, I can see that a lot of interersting things have been going on! I’ll get to that when I take a break, but I did want to let you know that we fixed the leak in our double tank rainwater catchment system!!! Details on my newest post – Rainwater Catchment Update

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