A common and creeping perennial of bare, damp or disturbed ground, Colt’s-foot can be found on waste ground, field edges and roadside verges. The sun-yellow flower heads appear as early as February, and well before the hoof-shaped leaves (hence the common name). Colt’s-foot continues to brighten up rough ground until April.
How to identify?
Large, yellow flower heads that look like daisies with their prominent, round middles distinguish Colt’s-foot from dandelions and cat’s ears. The flowers are borne on scaly stems and the leaves are rounded or heart-shaped.