“Coltsfoot” – Duffins Creek, near Whitevale, Ontario

This plant is, from my experience, the first plant to flower in spring in southern Ontario. It’s also a signal for me that the Rainbow Trout spawn is starting.

It’s an unusual plant in that it blooms before it puts out foliage. The bright yellow flowers, that people often mistake for dandelions, form quickly on tough brown stalks and then go to seed. Shortly thereafter, large hoof shaped leaves form, thus the name.

Nikon D300
Nikor 70-300 mm @ 250mm
1/550 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 250

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2 thoughts on ““Coltsfoot” – Duffins Creek, near Whitevale, Ontario

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